Temple vs. Rutgers 7 days 1 college football odds: D’Wan Mathis, Georgia transfer, will start at quarterback for Owls

The SportsLine Projection Product introduced its to start with projections for 7 days 1 of the higher education soccer year these days, and Temple is a 13.5-place underdog at Caesars Sportsbook for its Sept. 2 at Rutgers. The Owls made news Wednesday when mentor Rod Carey formally named D’Wan Mathis – try to remember him, Ga fans? – as the team’s starting up quarterback. Not a large shock as Mathis was the leader out of the spring. 

This non-meeting matchup involving the Owls of the American Athletic Meeting and Scarlet Knights of the Huge Ten was to be played Sept. 4, the initially complete Saturday of the year, but was shifted to Thursday, Sept. 2, so it could be demonstrated on the Huge Ten Community.

Temple was just 1-6 in the 2020 shortened year. Anthony Russo was the team’s main quarterback, completing 68.1 percent of his passes for 863 yards, nine TDs and six picks, but he transferred to Michigan Condition. Russo remaining Temple ranked in the best 4 in group background for passing yards (6,287), completions (536), tries (899) and touchdowns (44). One more Temple QB, Trad Beatty (17-for-27, 230 yards, just one TD, 1 decide last yr), transferred to Georgia Tech. The Owls lost 15 scholarship gamers to the transfer portal.

Mathis opened the 2020 period as the shock Georgia starter but that was largely thanks to accidents to other QBs (i.e., JT Daniels). Mathis concluded 8 of 17 passes for 55 yards with one particular interception in Georgia’s opener at Arkansas right before remaining benched in favor of Stetson Bennett. Mathis only observed the industry sparingly in two other game titles and resolved to go away.

“I was familiar with Mentor Carey’s procedure from Northern Illinois, and that was a fashion I needed to perform within,” Mathis stated of his decision.

Temple is provided an Around/Less than earn complete of just 3. this season at Caesars, with equally options -110. The Owls are +15000 lengthy pictures to gain the AAC title.

Rutgers, meanwhile, improved by leaps and bounds in 2020 (the 3-6 file was deceptive), Coach Greg Schiano’s initial year back. Noah Vedral returns at QB just after finishing 61.5 % of his passes for 1,253 yards, nine TDs and eight picks. He begun seven of 9 video games. Rutgers did not drop any starters on offense from past 12 months. Mainly because of New Jersey laws, Rutgers futures are not offered.

It’s the initial conference between Rutgers and Temple due to the fact 2013. The Scarlet Knights haven’t been at minimum 13.5-point favorites considering that 7 days 1 of the 2019 season when they were being -17 vs. UMass. Rutgers is 3- ATS in its past 3 as at the very least that massive of a favourite. 

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