Temple coach Rod Carey told reporters last week his team needed more time to prepare for its season opener against Navy, noting his team would not be adequately prepared to play in late September because of practice limitations caused by the coronavirus.
Carey’s wish was granted Tuesday, as the American Athletic Conference announced the Temple at Navy game, originally slated for Sept. 26 in Annapolis, has been rescheduled to Oct. 10. Kickoff will be 6 p.m. at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and the contest will be broadcast by CBS Sports Network.
“The City of Philadelphia is still in a challenging situation with regard to the virus and it has impacted Temple football,” Navy athletic director Chet Gladchuk said. “I’m not sure Temple has held a practice with its full team yet. Moving the game back a couple weeks benefits Temple and gives the program a chance to get organized.”
AAC officials were able to accommodate the postponement request since both Navy and Temple had open dates on Oct. 10.