The 7th-ranked Cardinals will pack the nation's top-rated scoring defense when they travel to Philadelphia this weekend to face winless Temple at Lincoln Financial Field.
Allowing just 6.8 points per game, the U of L defense will face a team that, despite it's record, has an offense that generates over 360 yards of offense a game.
"They're a physical team," defensive coordinator Vance Bedford said following Wednesday's practice session. "Big offensive line. They gave us a tough time last year running the football. Right now they are averaging 400 yards a game and that's pretty good, I don't care how you look at it."
"We've got to do a great job containing and tackling. They throw a lot of deep balls, so we need to make plays while the ball is in the air. He's overthrown some open guys, so hopefully, if he overthrows them we can make a play."
The Cardinals are currently a 34 point favorite against the host Owls.