Temple is the up-and-coming power of the Mid-American Conference. After Temple defeated Northern Illinois, 16-15, on Oct. 6, 2007, NIU coach Joe Novak said, "I said it last year and I'll say it again, Temple is the team of the future in this league." The Owls have recruited the top two classes in 2006 and 2007 as ranked by collegefootballnews.com and scout.com.
University of Southern California football is more like Temple football in that the two teams play in large cities.
by Papreps October 11, 2007