Temple Owls (1-5) vs East Carolina Pirates (1-6)
Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 12:00 pm
*3 Star Play East Carolina* The East Carolina Pirates aren't a good team. This isn't me betting on East Carolina. It's me betting against Temple.
Rod Carey's team is a mess. Temple has all kinds of guys who started at the beginning of the season out now. There are several injuries. There are several COVID issues. Most notably, Temple is without star quarterback Anthony Russo. They are also without their 2nd and 3rd string quarterbacks. Temple will start fourth string freshman quarterback Matt Duncan. Temple's 2nd and 3rd stringers played very poorly in recent games, and I don't think Duncan will be the answer either.
Unlike in the past, Temple doesn't have a good defense to cover up their offensive woes. Temple is allowing 6.29 yards per play this year. They lost nearly all of their best guys from last year's defense.
East Carolina's Holton Ahlers is a pretty good quarterback, and the Pirates should be able to score here. I don't see Temple being able to keep up with a banged up offensive line and a 4th string quarterback.
Take East Carolina.