PITTSBURGH (AP) - Temple coach Steve Addazio expected growing pains while leading the Owls back into the Big East.
.One half, the Owls (3-3, 2-1 Big East) look like a team ready to compete for a conference title right away. The next, they look like a program overwhelmed by the abrupt switch from the Mid-American Conference to their old football home.
Addazio saw both sides in a 35-10 loss to No. 15 Rutgers last week, when a halftime lead turned into a 35-10 loss. No wonder he likens the season to a roller coaster ride.
Pitt coach Paul Chryst can empathize.
The Panthers (3-4, 0-3) began the season talking about winning a conference title in their swan song before heading to the ACC next summer. A few days before Halloween, they're still searching for a league win and anything resembling momentum. They hope to get some on Saturday against the Owls.