The Temple Owls will host the Villanova Wildcats in 2017 and 2018, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported in August.
OwlScoop.com first reported that Temple would host Villanova in 2017. A source for the Inquirer confirmed that and indicated the two teams will play in 2018 as well.
Temple and Villanova have competed for the Mayor’s Cup 32 times on the gridiron. The Owls have won the last three meetings, but still trail in the series 15-16-2.
Temple has four non-conference games tentatively set for the 2017 season and two in 2018. The Owls are scheduled to open the 2017 season at Notre Dame on Sept. 2, host UMass on Sept. 16, and travel to Army on Oct. 21.
In 2018, the Owls are also scheduled to visit Maryland on Sept. 15.