Gameday Coverage: Penn State vs. Temple

Happy game day, Penn State! The Nittany Lions kick off the 2015 season today against the Temple Owls. The last time we saw James Franklin’s team, it won the Pinstripe Bowl over Boston College in walk off fashion. Temple went 6-6 in 2014, and the program wasn’t invited to a bowl.

Penn State leads the all-time series 39-3-1, and is 12-3 at Temple.
Below is all of the media information you’ll need for today’s game:
Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. Eastern time.
Television: ESPN — Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, and Shannon Spake.
Radio: Penn State Sports Network — Steve Jones, Jack Ham, and Joe Putnam. Local: 93.7 FM/1450 AM. Sirius: Ch. 132. XM: Ch. 196.
Weather: According to Accuweather, it should be around 82 degrees at kickoff, and around 74 degrees by the time the game ends.
Last time they met: Penn State defeated Temple 30-13 in 2014. Christian Hackenberg struggled, throwing for just 12 completions and 122 yards on 26 attempts. Akeel Lynch scored his second career touchdown and rushed for 130 yards to help carry the offense. The defense forced five second-half turnovers –including the first career interceptions for freshmen Grant Haley and Christian Campbell — to seal the victory.
Injuries: There are no official injuries listed, but Adam Breneman and Ben Kline are not listed on the depth chart after sitting out all of 2014 with injuries. Franklin refused to comment this week, saying that he traditionally doesn’t talk about injuries.
Media coverage: Make sure you follow @OnwardState and @OnwardStSports on Twitter and like Onward State on Facebook for the best coverage of today’s game. Our main account will tweet out big plays, photos, and interesting information, and our sports account will tweet play-by-play, statistics, and analysis. You can also follow our live blog for a more in-depth account of the game, and a collection of our best social content.
Sports editor Doug Leeson (@DougLeeson on Twitter) and staff writers Mike Reisman (@Mike_Reisman) and Alex Robinson (@ARobinsonPSU) will be in the press box for Onward State, and visual editor Alex Bauer (@TheAlexBauer) and photographer Jack Lukow (@JacksLens) will be shooting photos on the field. StateCollege.com‘s Ben Jones and Mike Poorman will also be in the press box.
A recap of our features, news, and previews from throughout the preseason can be found below:

Onward State:

Penn State Vs. Temple Sells Out

Here Are Some Videos To Get You Way Too Excited For Football

Podcast: Mixed Feelings On The Depth Chart

Staff Predictions: Penn State Vs. Temple

Wartman-White Among Nittany Lions Heading Home To Philly This Weekend

After Arriving On Campus Underweight, Paris Palmer Is Ready To Elevate His Game

Now Starters, Gesicki And Godwin Enter The Spotlight

A History Of Penn State Football Traditions

The History Of The Penn State-Temple Football “Rivalry”

Top Replacement Players For Penn State In 2015

Bolstered By Offensive Improvements, Christian Hackenberg Is Poised For His Third Season Opener

James Franklin Talks Adam Breneman, Kicking Competition In Press Conference

Penn State Releases Official Full Depth Chart

Why Temple Has A Chance To Win On Saturday

StateCollege.com:

Penn State Football: James Franklin is Back at The Linc, But It Took Awhile

Penn State Football: Previewing The Opponent: Temple

Penn State Football: With Rain Pouring Down, An Imperfect Holuba Hall Hosts Practice

Penn State Football: Temple Likely Without Sack Leader This Weekend

Penn State Football: Comfort Is Relative, But Offense Sounds Comfortable

Penn State Football: Even With Limited Details, Breneman’s Future Clearly A Concern

About the Author

Alex Robinson

Alex Robinson was Onward State's Acting Managing Editor/Resident Old Man. He lived in Harrisburg almost his whole life, but he says he's from California -- where he was born -- because that's more fun. He loves cats and Chinese food, but only separately. He met both Ben Affleck and Kanye West within a half hour, so the three of them are basically best friends. If you want to hear his #scorching #hot #takes, you can follow him at @ARobinsonPSU or email him at [email protected]

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