The Owls will have to watch the 2014 college football bowl season from a television set, or on watchespn.com, from their houses. Once again Temple, despite finishing with a .500 record, was left out of the bowl picture despite having the requirements to be considered. In 2011 they went 8-4 in the MAC but were surprisingly not selected.
Many factors went into their absence. The AAC, American Athletic Conference, only had 5 bowl tie-ins, and Temple had the sixth best record. Many more attractive 6-6 will be featured and are more appealing than the Owls who were limited offensively. Temple has a poor fan base in terms of attendance and as a witness I stand by that statement.
It was interesting to note that Georgia Southern, the Sun Belt champs, could not play in a bowl game due to their first year in FBS and had to give up the right to another league team. South Alabama was in competition with the Owls for a remaining spot in a bowl game but eventually won out.
Seniors Jalen Fitzpatrick and Matt Ioannidis, to name a few, end their college careers with a win and have that distinction of note heading into their future endeavors.