Temple University tried their best to upset the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame on Saturday night. The Owls wound up losing to the Irish by a score of 24-20 after briefly taking the lead 20-17 late in the game.

The team -- and university did come away as winners, though.

The game set a Temple attendance record at 69,280 that was mostly made up of fans wearing cherry and white.

The game also set television ratings for ABC in the Philadelphia market.

The first-ever match-up between two nationally-ranked FBS teams in Philadelphia earned an 18.1 overnight rating nationally, which translates to approximately 528,000 households. Nationally, the contest garnered a 3.9 overnight rating (approx. 4,419,000 households), which was the highest-rated college football game across all networks for week 9.

Additionally, the 3.9 overnight represents a 26% increase over Saturday Night Football in week 9 of 2014, which featured Ohio State at Penn State.

The Owls travel to Dallas on Friday to take on SMU in AAC play.