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Rutgers schedules four future games with Temple

Chris Coyer, Duron Harmon AP

Go ahead, get your yawns and who cares out of the way…

Now, with that taken care of, Rutgers announced Monday that it has scheduled four future games with fellow AAC member Temple.  The Scarlet Knights, who will have moved to the Big Ten by then, will host the Owls Sept. 19, 2020, and Sept. 17, 2022, while Rutgers will visit Temple in Philadelphia on September 11, 2021.

The fourth game will be played in Philadelphia in September of 2023, although a specific day has yet to be determined.

“I know about the Temple-Rutgers rivalry, but hadn’t had a chance to be a part of it,” said Temple head coach Matt Rhule in a statement. “This year will be my first year going against them and I know it’s great for both schools to compete against one another when geographically we are so close. I was disappointed to see that they were moving from our conference, but excited now to see that they are back on our schedule in a few years.”

The football programs have met 35 times previously, the last coming in 2012.  Rutgers holds a 20-15 edge in the series, with a conference game still remaining later on this season.

The two have played 30 of the past 35 seasons, although there will now be a seven-year break in the series.

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4 Responses to “Rutgers schedules four future games with Temple”
  1. wustlumdnj says: Sep 23, 2013 7:33 PM

    This is an important move for Rutgers – thanks for sharing the news (though it has more of a regional slant than a national one) JT. With the move to the B1G, Rutgers will have few away games in the area. This will allow fans to see one more away game within close driving distance. Also, with the elimination of FCS opponents from the schedule, mid-tier-conference opponents will be needed before going through the 9-game B1G conference schedule.

  2. 700levelvet says: Sep 23, 2013 8:17 PM

    I will hold my breath for the next decade in anticipation…

  3. thefiesty1 says: Sep 23, 2013 8:48 PM

    That’s good. If a tree falls in the forest does anyone hear it? Temple and Rutgers? Ho, Humm?

  4. patschuster7106 says: Sep 23, 2013 9:46 PM

    Reblogged this on Schu Report.

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