What: Temple (0-1) at Wisconsin (1-0)
When: 11:10 a.m. Central, Saturday, Sept. 10
Site: Camp Randall Stadium (80,321, FieldTurf)
Broadcasts: ESPN Regional live TV coverage; 45-city Wisconsin Radio Network live radio coverage; Wisconsin Pubic Television tape-delayed broadcast at 10:30 p.m.
Temple versus Wisconsin: The Badgers lost their only other meeting with Temple, 24-18 in 1990, Barry Alvarez's first season as coach.
Wisconsin coach Barry Alvarez is in his 16th and final season at UW. He has a 109-70-4 career record.
Temple coach Bobby Wallace is in his eighth season with the Owls. He has a 19-61 record with the Owls and a 101-97-1 record overall. He won three Division II national championships while the head coach at North Alabama from 1987-97.
- Wisconsin has won seven straight home games and 12 of its last 15 at Camp Randall.
- UW offensive line coach Jim Hueber is a Philadelphia native. He coached at Temple from 1981-82.
- Six current Badger players are from the Philadelphia area: senior linebacker LaMarr Watkins (Mt. Laurel, N.J.), sophomore fullback Chris Pressley (Woodbury, N.J.), redshirt freshman quarterback Bryan Savage (Clifton Heights, Pa.), redshirt freshman tight end Dave Peck (Media, Pa.), true freshman tailback Jerry Butler (Philadelphia) and true freshman free safety Jarmal Ruffin (Philadelphia). Watkins and Temple sixth-year senior offensive lineman Joe Johnsonbaugh are both graduates of Lenape High School. Butler and TU fourth-year junior linebacker Ryan Gore are both graduates of George Washington High School.
- The Badgers are 33-5 in non-conference home games during the Alvarez era. One of the five losses came against Temple in 1990. The other four were versus UNLV (2003), Fresno State (2001), Colorado (1995) and California (1990).
- Temple is 0-7 in the second game of a season under head coach Bobby Wallace. UW is 12-2-1 in the second game of a season under Barry Alvarez.
- UW has won 40 of its last 47 games against unranked opponents at Camp Randall.
- UW attempted just 10 passes last week and is now 80-17-1 in the Alvarez era when attempting fewer than 25 passes.
- Temple's "Owl" safety, Keith Holt, became the school's first true freshman opening-day starter in six years in the loss to ASU.
- Listed at 5-foot-10, 150 pounds, Owl receiver William Bradley is considered the smallest scholarship position player in Division I-A football.
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