Per a report, the Miami Hurricanes and Temple Owls have agreed to a home and home football series in the future.
The announcement of this series was made by AAC Commissioner Mike Aresco during the conference’s media days on Tuesday.
The reported series, which has not been publicly confirmed by either Miami or Temple, would be a 2020 game at Hard Rock Stadium with the return game being in 2023 in Philadelphia.
Miami and Temple have played 14 times in the past. As members of the Big East conference for many years, this was once an annual matchup. The Hurricanes hold a sizeable advantage in these games, with a 13-1 record against the Owls. Miami has won 13 games in a row in this series, with Temple’s only win against Miami coming back in 1930.
Further linking these 2 programs is the fact that they were each coached by Al Golden for a time. Suffice it to say that Golden’s tenure at Temple was MUCH more successful than his tenure at Miami. And that’s the nicest way I can say that.
If true, this series would add another decent, but not great, non-conference game to Miami’s future schedule. The Hurricanes have future dates against LFU (2018), Florida (2019), Michigan State (2020 and 2021), Texas A&M (2022 and 2023), and Notre Dame (2024 and 2025). Obviously, Temple is nowhere near the caliber of opponent that I just listed, a fact which makes this series — a 2nd tier OOC game — palatable. Miami has A-list opponents already lined up for the better part of a decade.
More on this game and future Miami schedules as it is available.