PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The name is another school listed on the schedule, sandwiched between Akron and Maryland.
But it's just not another game.
Not for a Temple team that has made the laborious climb from a patsy to a solid mid-major program.
Beat Penn State on Saturday and the Owls will finally matter again in Philadelphia. They'll make noise nationally - maybe even earn some votes in The AP Top 25 poll. They'll be a team to watch and follow for the rest of the season, and for opposing coaches to open every Monday press conference by stating, "We know how good they are. They beat Penn State."
One win that would mean more to alumni and students and fans than all the MAC titles and third-tier bowl games lumped together.
This is Temple's Super Bowl.
Competitive losses aren't enough to satisfy Temple anymore. The Owls at some point will bust through the door and grab the victory that has belonged to Penn State in every game between the two since before Pearl Harbor.
The Owls believe that - yes, finally - this is the year.
"We're actually trying to take it the distance now," Owls linebacker Tahir Whitehead said. "We know we can play with them. We've just got to stand up, go toe-to-toe. That's all we've got to do."
Toe-to-toe hasn't been the problem. Touchdown-for-touchdown has been Temple's weak link.
Seventy years. That's how long it's been since Temple last defeated Penn State. And this in-state showdown is one of the more lopsided series in college football. Penn State boasts a 36-3-1 career record against Temple. Under coach Joe Paterno, the Nittany Lions are 27-0 vs. the Owls.
Temple has not defeated Penn State since a 14-0 victory on Oct. 18, 1941.
"Winning a game like this is a tremendous thing for our program," first-year Temple coach Steve Addazio said. "But it also can't define our program."
Oh, yes it can.
Not-so-deep down, the Owls know what is riding on this game.
Penn State's arrival has caused a spike in ticket sales, with one of the worst-drawing programs in the sport expecting nearly 55,000 fans at Lincoln Financial Field. For the first time, the end zones in the stadium the Owls share with the Philadelphia Eagles are colored Temple red. "TEMPLE" inscribed on one end, "OWLS" on the other. The game is televised on ESPN - not one with another letter or number after it - but the real deal.
Unlike Penn State's last visit in 2007, when the blue-and-white die-hards turned South Philadelphia into a miniature Happy Valley, Temple officials believe at least 30,000 tickets sold belong to their own fans.
The environment won't look the same.
Neither will the Owls.
Temple is no longer the laughingstock it once was. Since 2009, the Owls have won 19 games and played in a bowl. They are 2-0 and scored 40-plus points in each of those victories - albeit against teams not close to the caliber of Penn State.
But for a program that once only recognized win if it was followed by -less, 2-0 is a nice start. The Owls are looking for a 3-0 start in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1935-36.
Former coach Al Golden built the program into a winning one. Addazio has boldly claimed the Owls can become the Boise State of the east.
"This Temple team is the best Temple team I've ever seen, and that's in all the years we've played," Paterno said. "I don't want to take anything away from the present coach (Addazio), but I think Al left that situation in good shape."
For all the strides Golden made before bolting for Miami, even he couldn't lead the Owls past Penn State (1-1).
The teams tied 7-7 in 1950. The Owls lost by one point in both 1975 and 1976.
Last season, the Owls stormed into Happy Valley and nearly pulled off an upset. Bernard Pierce ran for two touchdowns early and the Owls led at halftime. But Penn State's defense dominated the second half and the Nittany Lions survived a scare in a 22-13 win.
Temple's belief that it could beat Penn State swelled that day and it has carried over into this year.
The Owls haven't been able to escape a loss for 70 years and counting.
The Owls are tired of counting.