Warren Gatland made six changes to his pack, one positional, for the game at Murrayfield and Owens wants his team to learn the lessons of the Ireland defeat to try to get the Welsh campaign back on track.
“It has been a good week and there has been a bit of soul-searching. I don’t think we were as bad last Saturday as a lot of people made out,” said Owens.
“Ireland were very good and there were some lessons in being clinical and accurate. It is something we have emphasised this week and worked on.
“Scotland will be favourites for the game, with winning a big game at Twickenham. So, they will be looking at going back-to-back wins.
“Murrayfield is a great stadium, one of the traditional strongholds of world rugby. Thankfully, we’ve had a lot of success there over the years, but we know it’s going to be a huge challenge.
“There have been some changes for us, especially in the pack, and we’re giving some of the young boys an opportunity to get experience at this level. They’ve deserved the chance following their performances at club level and we’re just excited to get out there.
“We’re on a bit of a journey and growing. It’s still early days under new coaches and with a new squad, but we’re confident we can bounce back and right the wrongs of last week.”
Owens wants his players to be a lot more physical and a lot more clinical.
“It’s going to be a full-blooded Test match. We’ve had some good success against Scotland, so they will be wanting to right those wrongs and go back-to-back performances,” added Owens.
“They beat England last year and came to Cardiff and came up short. They will be looking to come at us, and certainly we are looking at doing that and bouncing back from the defeat last weekend.
“There is depth in Welsh rugby and it’s exciting that boys are having opportunities to gain experience, for this tournament and the World Cup that is coming.”