Tonight, at Lincoln Financial Field, the Villanova Wildcats will play the Temple Owls in the 2nd Annual Mayor’s Cup. Both teams are coming off impressive seasons, as Villanova won the FCS National Championship, and Temple won 9 games and went to a bowl game for the first time in years. Both teams are looking to build upon the success of last season in this opener.
MY PREDICTION: Villanova will take control of this game with their “Big 3″ on offense, in quarterback Chris Whitney, WR and do everything option Matt Szczur, and highly touted offensive lineman Ben Ijalana. The always strong Wildcat defense will hold Bernard Pierce of Temple in check.
Villanova 24 Temple 16
In another Philadelphia local game, the defending PIAA State Champions, La Salle College High School, will play at North Penn, ranked #1 in PA according to pennlive.com.
MY PREDICTION: I have to go with the alma mater. I think La Salle will feed off the momentum of the state championship and the energy of the many fans making the trip.
La Salle 30 North Penn 27