August 29, 2011
Temple And Villanova Continue Their College Football Rivalry In The Third Annual Mayor’s Cup, Thursday, September 1 at Lincoln Financial Field
College football is officially back in action in Philadelphia!
For the third consecutive year, Lincoln Financial Field will host the region’s fastest-growing college sports rivalry when Temple and Villanova square off during the third annual Mayor’s Cup on Thursday, September 1.
Thursday’s game is the series’ rubber match after Temple avenged their 2009 loss to Villanova in an exciting finish last year that saw the Owls score nine points in the last three seconds.
Both schools are returning from winning seasons and would love to take the upper-hand in this series, so this year’s game should be another one to remember.
The two rivals have a storied history beyond the Mayor’s Cup, facing each other 30 times throughout the years, including Temple’s first ever game at it’s current home, Lincoln Financial Field. All time, Nova holds a 16-12-2 series advantage.
The 2011 Mayor’s Cup will be the season opener for both schools and fans’ first opportunity to see their teams compete in real game action. Currently, the weather forecast for Thursday night calls for clear skies, a perfect opportunity for tailgaiting!
Tickets are on sale now and available at ticketmaster.com.
The 2011 Mayor’s Cup – Temple vs. Villanova
When: Thursday, September 1, 7 p.m.
Where: Lincoln Financial Field