The Penn State Nittany Lions, looking to build on last week's victory vs. Navy, return to the field on Saturday afternoon for a tilt with in-state opponent Temple.
Penn State broke a two-game losing streak by defeating Navy 34-7 last weekend at Beaver Stadium. Penn State's victory, the first under head coach Bill O'Brien, was highlighted by a strong defensive effort in which the Nittany Lion defense had four sacks, forced three fumbles, and forced an interception en route to holding Navy scoreless for the first ten minutes of football. Meanwhile, the offense finally showed some consistency, with senior quarterback Matt McGloin passed for 236 yards and four touchdowns, three of them to sophomore receiver Allen Robinson.
Temple is coming off a bye week after a 36-27 home loss to Maryland. The Owls mounted a furious comeback after finding themselves down 36-3 at halftime, but the rally fell short Temple QB Chris Coyler threw his first career interception late.
Penn State leads the all-time series 37-3-1, and hasn't lost to Temple since 1941. Temple led most of last year's contest before the Nittany Lions came back late to nip the Owls 14-10.
Game Time, TV Channel: 3:30 ET, ABC/ESPN2
Point Spread: Penn State favored by 7 points
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