2011 Temple Owls football team

The 2011 Temple Owls football team represented Temple University in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Owls were led by first-year head coach Steve Addazio and played their home games at Lincoln Financial Field. They played as a member of the East Division of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 9–4, 5–3 in MAC play to finish in second place in the East Division. They were invited to the New Mexico Bowl where they defeated Wyoming 37–15. It was the school's first bowl win since the 1979 Garden State Bowl. This was the Owls' last season as a member of the MAC as they re-joined the Big East Conference for football in 2012.

2011 Temple Owls football
Temple T logo.svg
New Mexico Bowl champion
New Mexico Bowl, W 37–15 vs. Wyoming
ConferenceMid-American Conference
DivisionEast Division
2011 record9–4 (5–3 MAC)
Head coachSteve Addazio (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorScot Loeffler (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorChuck Heater (1st season)
Home stadiumLincoln Financial Field
(Capacity: 68,532)
Seasons
← 2010
2012 →
2011 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Ohio xy   6 2         10 4  
Temple   5 3         9 4  
Kent State   4 4         5 7  
Bowling Green   3 5         5 7  
Miami   3 5         4 8  
Buffalo   2 6         3 9  
Akron   0 8         1 11  
West Division
Northern Illinois xy$   7 1         11 3  
Toledo x   7 1         9 4  
Western Michigan   5 3         7 6  
Ball State   4 4         6 6  
Eastern Michigan   4 4         6 6  
Central Michigan   2 6         3 9  
Championship: NIU 23, Ohio 20
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant

ScheduleEdit

[1]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 37:00 p.m.No. 14 (FCS) Villanova*ESPN3W 42–732,368
September 106:00 p.m.at AkronESPN3W 41–315,156
September 1712:00 p.m.Penn State*
  • Lincoln Financial Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
ESPNL 10–1457,323
September 2412:30 p.m.at Maryland*ACC NetworkW 38–739,102
October 112:00 p.m.Toledo
  • Lincoln Financial Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
ESPN3L 13–3621,705
October 82:00 p.m.at Ball StateW 42–011,874
October 151:00 p.m.Buffalo 
  • Lincoln Financial Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
W 34–025,820[2]
October 223:30 p.m.at Bowling GreenESPN3L 10–1312,056[3]
November 28:00 p.m.at OhioESPN2L 31–3517,490[4]
November 98:00 p.m.Miami (OH)
  • Lincoln Financial Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
ESPN2W 24–2117,050
November 191:00 p.m.Army*
  • Lincoln Financial Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
ESPN3W 42–1425,516
November 2512:00 p.m.Kent State
  • Lincoln Financial Field
  • Philadelphia, PA
W 34–1616,368
December 172:00 p.m.vs. Wyoming*ESPNW 37–1525,762

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.owlsports.com/schedule.aspx?path=football
  2. ^ "Buffalo Bulls vs. Temple Owls Box Score". ESPN.com. October 15, 2011.
  3. ^ http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=312950189
  4. ^ "Temple Owls vs. Ohio Bobcats Box Score". ESPN.com. November 2, 2011.