UPSET: Temple Beats Penn State for First Time Since 1941

Temple beat Penn State 27-10 in a historic win for the program, who hasn't beaten the Nittany Lions since 1941. Penn State had won 31 straight against Temple, with an overall record of 38-0-1 against the in-state rival since the Owls won the 1941 match up 14-0.

The teams have met eight times in the last nine seasons. The Owls made it a game in 2010, '11 and '12. They lost last November by 17 in Happy Valley, where they turned it over five times.

This is the first time the teams have played in an opener since 2003.

Temple scored 24 unanswered points after spotting Penn State a 10-0 lead on its first two possessions.

The Owls jumped ahead in the third quarter after intercepting Penn State's Christian Hackenberg and returning it inside the 2. The Owls would score a TD shortly after, on a short run by QB P.J. Walker and would hold the lead from there.

Owls RB Jahad Thomas added a 24 yard TD run with 11 minutes left to put Temple up 24-10. With just under 6 minutes left in the game, the Owls added a FG for an insurmountable 27-10 lead. 

Temple travels to Cincinnati next Saturday while Penn State hosts Buffalo.

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