Big Ten: Penn State football hangs on against Temple 24-13

Temple at Penn State football – Penn State football got a well-deserved win Saturday at Beaver Stadium against the Temple Owls, as the Nittany Lions held on to its lead until the very end. Penn State won 24-13.

September 22, 2012; University Park, PA, USA; Temple Owls linebacker Nate D. Smith (35) pressures Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Matthew McGloin (11) in the first quarter at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Christy-US PRESSWIRE

Quarterback Matt McGloin completed 24 of 36 passes for 318 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Running backs Zach Zwinak and Michael Zordich helped Penn State’s ground game by rushing for 94 and 75 yards respectively. Allen Robinson reeled in five catches for 82 yards and a TD.

Penn State football (2-2, 2-1 home) was able to hold Temple to two field goals and a late touchdown, and was overall a force that the Owls couldn’t overcome. The Owls were only able to convert 3 of 12 third down situations.

Kicker Sam Ficken had arguably his best day of the season, as he nailed one field goal and three extra points.

Penn State will kick off its Big Ten conference season by traveling to Illinois next Saturday.

Topics: Michigan State Football, Penn State Football, Temple Football

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