Now that tonight’s game with Rutgers has been postponed to Saturday at noon, the football Gods have thrown another obstacle at the Owls.
Using walk-on quarterbacks as starters?
Check (see Kamal Gray last year).
City of Philadelphia closing your practices?
Transfer portal taking six starters away and putting them at other schools?
Now it appears that the Owls are headed back to Philadelphia after spending the last 24 hours in Piscataway.
One practice and 24 hours from now, they are back on the road to the same place.
Can they overcome?
They were facing a daunting task as it was even if the game was played on Thursday night. The RU team they would be facing went to Michigan State and won its opener last year.
Now the Owls have to do it while on a physical and an emotional yo-yo.
Their fans who were planning to watch on TV might not get that chance now, as all TV network time slots for football seem to be taken by the scheduled Saturday noon games.
One thing is certain: If they overcome this to win Saturday, it’s a good omen for the rest of the season.
Sunday: My day in Piscatway