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Video recap: PSU beats Temple, improves to 2-2

September 22, 2012
By Cory Giger ( , The Altoona Mirror

UNIVERSITY PARK -- Cory Giger and Neil Rudel discuss Penn State's 24-13 win over Temple, which improved the Nittany Lions to 2-2 heading into Big Ten play next week at Illinois.



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Penn State 7, Temple 0: On fourth-and-5 from the Temple 41, Matt McGloin stood in the pocket as he was getting pressured and lobbed a pass to Allen Robinson, who put a good juke move on his defender and made a good body adjustment to the ball in the air. Robinson came down with the grab and raced to the end zone with six seconds left in the quarter. Jesse Della Valle set up the drive with a 29-yard punt return to the Owls' 46. The Lions made only 5 yards in three plays, but Bill O'Brien once again showed his aggressive mentality by going for it on fourth down.


Penn State 7, Temple 3: Quarterback Chris Coyer had a bad overthrow that would have been a 7-yard TD to tight end Cody Booth, and the Owls had to settle for a 33-yard field goal by Brandon McManus with 10:29 to go in the half. Lion CB Da'Quan Davis was called for passing interference for a shove in the end zone that converted a third-and-4 from the PSU 28 and moved the ball to the 13. The Owls put together an 11-play, 52-yard drive to answer the Lions' first score.

Penn State 14, Temple 3: The Lions pinned Temple inside its own 10 with 1:46 left in the half, held on a three-and-out, used their timeouts and got the ball back at the Owls' 35 with 1:10 to go. McGloin hit Kyle Carter for 13 yards and then 20 yards on the first two plays to get down to the 1 (with the help of a 1-yard personal foul penalty), McGloin scored on the next play with 22 seconds remaining.


Penn State 21, Temple 3: McGloin finished off an 80-yard scoring drive by plunging in from 2 yards out, the first time in his career he's had two rushing TDs in a game. McGloin also had a 17-yard completion to Alex Kenney to convert a third-and-5 from the Temple 48. Zach Zwinak had a good series with two 8-yard carries and two 7-yard carries. McGloin hit tight end Matt Lehman for 22 yards to the 9, Zwinak went for 7 yards and McGloin scored on the next play with 4:57 to go in the quarter.

Penn State 21, Temple 6: Temple got a good kickoff return, and a personal foul late-hit penalty helped the Owls start at the 45. They got down to the PSU 15 before a holding penalty ruined the drive. Brandon McManus kicked a 42-yard field goal with 1:37 left in the quarter.


Penn State 24, Temple 6: The Lions put together a game-clinching drive that stalled at the 3, but it gave Sam Ficken an opportunity to build some confidence with a 21-yard field goal with 2:29 to go.

Penn State 24, Temple 13: The Owls scored a meaningless touchdown with 1:33 remaining on a 1-yard pass from Coyer to Matt Brown. They tried an onside kick afterward, but PSU recovered and ran out the clock.

-- Compiled by Cory Giger

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