Georgia Tech and Temple are in discussions about a potential home-home series in the future.
Georgia Tech AD Todd Stansbury has been busy since accepting the job and his latest move is trying to schedule a home-and-home series with the Temple Owls according to Owl Scoop.com. Owl Scoop is a member of the Rivals and Yahoo networks covering Temple Owl’s football and basketball.
The two programs have never met over the course of history according to Winsipedia.
If the Yellow Jackets do decide to schedule the Owls, the agreement could be scheduled for as early as the 2020 season. With both programs both having four non-conference games per season, the earliest both teams future schedules would allow is the 2020 season. Currently, the Yellow Jackets are set to face UCF, Notre Dame, and Georgia that season.
That being said, the Jackets usually try to schedule a lone FCS opponent each season. With three FBS opponents already set in 2020, it seems unlikely for Temple to be added to the Jackets schedule. With that, the home-and-home series should be scheduled as early as the 2021 season.
The Jackets already have a few AAC opponents on their future schedules as they have series with UCF and USF both set for home-and-home series between 2017 and 2020. Other notable out of conference opponents coming up in the future for the Jackets include Note Dame (2020, 2021, 2024, 2027, 2029, 2032), Ole Miss (2022, 2023), and Colorado (2025, 2026).
The Owls once the doormat of the MAC conference and Big East have become a formidable opponent over the past five years. Now that they are under head coach Geoff Collins, the Owls will look to carry over success from the Matt Rhule era.