Temple-Penn State To Kick At Noon
The Battle for Pennsylvania’s Best Record will be another Beaver Stadium matinee.
Penn State’s game against Temple on Saturday will kick at noon during #B1G temperatures and be broadcast on ESPN2. It’s the Nittany Lions’ fourth noon kick of the season from Beaver Stadium, the most they’ve had since 2011.
Though Penn State is a whopping 38-3-1 all-time against the Owls and has not lost to them since 1941, this year’s matchup could be uncomfortably close. Temple (5-4, 3-3 AAC) and Penn State (5-4, 2-4 B1G) have the same record, have a win over solid AAC teams (Temple downed No. 23 East Carolina, while Penn State knocked off UCF in the season opener), and not much else to show for themselves. In Penn State’s last few matchups with Temple, the Owls have kept things close, losing 24-13 in Beaver Stadium (2012) and 14-10 in Philadelphia (2011).
This is the first time we can anticipate a Penn State game with it coming off a win since the middle of September. The Lions won yesterday’s game (I think that’s what you’d call that) against Indiana, 13-7, to snap a four-game losing skid. With a win, Penn State will officially be bowl eligible. Temple, meanwhile, will have extra rest for this one, as it last played in a Friday night, 16-13 loss to Memphis.