Temple Beats Penn State for First Time in 74 Years

This is the best thing to happen to college football in Philadelphia in my lifetime:

After 39 games of coming up empty against the state’s predominant football program, the Temple Owls came up with the signature victory they’ve been seeking since returning to “big-time” football in 1970.

Led by quarterback P.J. Walker and a swarming defense that totally befuddled Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg, the Owls upset the Nittany Lions, 27-10, in the season opener for both teams before a record crowd of 69,176 at Lincoln Financial Field. It was Temple’s first win against Penn State since 1941.

Saturday, 5 September 2015