It was another blue-collar effort for Penn State (2-2), which had to overcome nine penalties, an interception in the red zone and a couple other mistakes to extend Temple’s decades-long streak of misery against its in-state rival.
Officially, the Temple (1-2) losing streak in the series stands at 23 games since the seven Penn State victories between 2003-2011 have been vacated because of NCAA sanctions. The Owls tied Penn State 7-7 in 1950, but otherwise have been winless in the series since a 14-0 shutout on Oct. 18, 1941.
FINAL: Matt McGloin threw for 312 yards and one touchdown and rushed for 14 yards and two touchdowns, leading Penn State to a 24-13 victory over Temple on Saturday at Beaver Stadium. McGloin completed 23 of 35 passes for the Nittany Lions.
Penn State had six plays of 20 yards or more on their way to victory. With 23 seconds to go in the first quarter, McGloin tossed a 41-yard touchdown to Allen Robinson, Penn State’s longest play on the day. The long touchdown gave the Nittany Lions a 7-0 lead.
Chris Coyer did his best to carry Temple’s offense, turning 12 carries into 61 rushing yards.
Penn State racked up 485 total yards. Along with McGloin’s stats in the passing game, the Nittany Lions also added 173 yards rushing on 42 attempts.
The Owls’ offense finished the game having gained 237 yards. In addition to Coyer’s efforts through the air, Temple also rushed 28 times for 113 yards.
The Owls’ Coyer was good for 124 yards during the game, completing 13 of 26 passes. Coyer finished the game with one touchdown and no interceptions.
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