ECU first played Temple on Nov. 20, 1982 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, winning the game 23-10. Friday will mark the 18th installment of the series and seventh since ECU joined the American Athletic Conference in 2014.

Below are some interesting notes and pieces of information ahead of ECU’s game against the Owls on Friday. You can also find a preview of the game here.

  • Temple leads the all-time series against ECU 9-8 and has won the last six games in the series
  • Temple is 6-0 versus ECU in AAC play (since 2014)
  • ECU last beat Temple on Oct. 21, 1995
  • ECU is 5-4 against Temple in Philadelphia
  • Temple won the last meeting between the two programs on Oct. 3, 2019 by a score of 27-17
  • ECU is looking for multiple AAC road wins in the same season for the first time since 2015
  • ECU has racked up 31 tackles for loss and 12 sacks in its last five games
  • Temple has forced fumbles in five of its six games this season
    • 11 total fumbles forced in 2020
  • Temple — beat ECU 49-6 the last time these programs played at Lincoln Financial Field
    • Represents the largest margin of victory over an FBS opponent for the Owls
  • ECU owns a combined average time of possession advantage of 4:06 through seven games
  • ECU has scored on 38 of its last 43 red zone visits in its last 11 games
    • 21-for-25 in the red zone in 2020
  • ECU is 42-49 in conference road games dating back to 1997
  • Temple’s all-time record is 478-595-52
  • Temple has been to five-straight bowl games, including the 2019 Military Bowl
  • Temple — has allowed the third-fewest amount of quarterback pressures (29) among teams with at least 225 pass snaps in 2020
    • One of two FBS programs with four offensive linemen who have blocked on 175 pass snaps and allowed no more than six quarterback pressures
  • ECU is 7-20 in road AAC games
  • ECU has averaged 69 rush yards per game in last five against the Owls
    • Zero 100-yard rush games in that same time span
  • ECU has averaged 441.8 total yards per game in 54 AAC contests dating back to 2014
  • Temple has forced nine turnovers and amassed 55 tackles for loss and 22 sacks during current six-game win streak over ECU
  • Temple has 16 players who have made at least 10 career starts
  • Temple returned six offensive starters and three defensive starters from last year
  • ECU — a win would make its record 2-6 for the third time in last four years (2017 and 2018)
  • ECU — a loss would make its record 1-7 for the first time since 2003
  • ECU is 58-94 (.382) in road games dating back to 1997
  • Temple is the only school to have two former head coaches currently leading NFL programs
    • Matt Rhule (at Temple from 2013-2016)
    • Bruce Arians (at Temple from 1983-1988)
  • Temple — has led for a combined 77 minutes through first six games
    • Trailed for over 247 minutes in same time span
  • Temple — 33 tackles for loss, 11 sacks, 11 forced fumbles and eight fumble recoveries on defense this season
  • ECU is 140-132-5 all-time in November
  • ECU — lost 16 of last 20 games in November
    • Lost 19 of last 25 in November since 2013
  • ECU is 6-19 against the AAC in November
  • Temple is 22-for-27 (81.5%) in the red zone this season — 14 touchdowns, eight field goals
  • ECU has forced at least one turnover in six-straight games
  • ECU has amassed 26 (eight rush, 18 pass) plays of at least 20 yards in 2020
  • ECU is 3-2 on Nov. 21 dating back to 1936 — last win was Nov. 21, 2009 (won two straight)

ECU and Temple will kick-off on Saturday at noon from Lincoln Financial Field. The game can be streamed on ESPN+.

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