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Temple Set To Face Rutgers on Saturday in Big East Showdown

(Lincoln Financial Field.  File photo)

(Lincoln Financial Field. File photo)

Mike DeNardo Mike DeNardo
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By Mike DeNardo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There’s a little extra buzz on campus for tomorrow’s Temple-Rutgers football game, at Lincoln Financial Field.

Temple and Rutgers are both undefeated in the Big East, Temple at 2-0 and #19-ranked Rutgers at 3-0.

Temple sophomore Ted Lewis is looking forward to the showdown.

“It’s just really exciting being in the Big East,” he tells KYW Newsradio, “and I think with the momentum the team’s carrying right now, I think we can definitely pull it off.”

And with Rutgers fans crossing the river and heading to South Philly, a Temple spokesman says this game is shaping up to be the third-largest Temple crowd ever at the Linc.   That would suit Ted just fine.

“I hope there’s a lot of Rutgers people there,” he says.

Why is that?

“Because having away fans pumps up the home fans, and it gets nice and loud — a great atmosphere.”

Students say a win would put Temple in line for a little national respect.

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