Posted December 1, 2015

Football makes first appearance in conference championship game

No. 22 Temple heads to Texas to face No. 19 Houston in the inaugural American Athletic Conference Championship.

A Temple football player dodging a tackle in the game against UConn.
Betsy Manning
Temple football heads into a conference championship game for the first time in the program's history.
Ending the regular season as the American Athletic Conference East Division champions with a win over UConn, the Temple football team travels to Houston to take on the Cougars for the first-ever AAC Championship title. The game kicks off Saturday, Dec. 5 at noon (11 a.m. CST) and will be broadcast on ABC. 
It’s the first time the team will appear in a conference championship game in the program’s history. Temple ended the regular season with a 10-2 overall record, tying the school record set by the 1979 Cherry and White squad.
The bowl-eligible Owls enter the championship game ranked No. 22 in the College Football Playoff Rankings. With a win in Houston, the team will likely be selected to play in a New Year's Six Bowl. Bowl selections will be announced on Sunday, Dec. 6.
Find a watch party
Can’t make it to the game in Houston? Register today for the official Philadelphia AAC Championship game watch party at the Piazza in Northern Liberties (1001 N. 2nd St.). The event begins at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5. Bring your own chairs and blankets to settle in and watch the game on a big screen in the Piazza. 
Local chapters of the Temple University Alumni Association are also hosting watch parties at locations across the country including:
Temple Student Government and the Cherry Crusade are hosting an on-campus watch party for students. Students can cheer on the Owls in Morgan Hall, Room D301. The event begins at 11:45 a.m. Admission is free and so are snacks—while they last. 
Get your game day gear
Just in time for the big game, the Temple Sideline Shop is celebrating its grand opening at Morgan Hall North. Stop by on Friday, Dec. 4 to get 25 percent off one Temple apparel item. 
Temple Sideline Shop
Morgan Hall North
1601 N. Broad St.