Penn State failed to do much against Alabama when the Crimson Tide came to State College in Week 2. Now, the Nittany Lions are having trouble with in-state foe Temple in Week 3, trailing Steve Addazio's Owls 7-0 after the first quarter in Philadelphia.
Bernard Pierce capped an 82-yard touchdown drive with a two-yard run for Temple, and the Owls have stalled two Penn State possessions that threatened to turn into points and benefited from three Penn State penalties and a missed field goal to keep their lead.
The Owls led Penn State in the two teams' 2010 match-up, when Temple led at halftime and deep into the third quarter before ultimately falling, 22-13, but have not beaten the Nittany Lions since 1941. Joe Paterno turned 15 in 1941.
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