How to watch UCF vs. Temple 2013: Preview, TV schedule, odds and more

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Can the Owls pull of the gigantic upset?

Central Florida is on top of the AAC, and will look to keep it that way when they travel to face lowly Temple on Saturday afternoon.

The Knights have just one loss this season -- a three-pointer to South Carolina -- and are hoping to stake a claim to a BCS spot. In a weak AAC, however, they may need some help. UCF already beat Louisville, and only have one quality opponent (Rutgers) left on the schedule.

Temple has struggled under first-year head coach Matt Rhule, with only a win over Army to its name. The Owls lost to FCS school Fordham and near-FCS school Idaho and are so far winless in AAC play.

The numbers

Rankings and records: UCF is ranked No. 17 in the latest BCS Standings, and is first in the AAC. Temple is one of three AAC teams winless in conference play. This is the first meeting between the two schools.

Vegas: UCF is a 16.5-point favorite. The over/under opened at 55.

Weather: High 50s and mostly sunny.

Three names to know

Storm Johnson. Entry number one to the all-name team from UCF, Johnson is averaging five yards per carry and has scored 12 total touchdowns this year.

Blake Bortles. Entry number two to the all-name team from UCF, Bortles has thrown for 15 touchdowns this year and is really starting to come into his own as a quarterback.

P.J. Walker. The true freshman took over Temple's quarterback job midway through the season, and has done a very good job. He's thrown for 11 touchdowns against five interceptions in six games, is averaging 8.5 yards per attempt, and has a bright future with the Owls.

Two things at stake

UCF is still hoping for a BCS bid, and a loss to Temple would put a dent in those chances.

Year one under Matt Rhule has been a bad one for Temple. A win over UCF would change the tone.

How to witness

TV: ESPN Regional.

Radio: Here's a list of affiliates for Central Florida. For Temple, tune in to WPHT 1210 AM.

Online streaming: ESPN3.

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