Boxscore
Penn State 14, Temple 10
Saturday, September 17, 2011 12:00 PM
Location - Lincoln Financial Field
Attendance - 57323

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Penn State 0 7 0 7 14
Temple 7 3 0 0 10

Recap


Penn State gambled late then scored the go-ahead touchdown with 2:42 left to beat Temple 14-10 Saturday in Philadelphia.

Running back Brandon Beachum’s second effort on fourth-and-1 from the Temple 3-yard line set up Michael Zordich’s 1-yard plunge on the next play. It gave Penn State (2-1) its 29th straight win over in-state rival Temple (2-1), which failed to capitalize on a halftime lead for the second straight matchup.

The Nittany Lions overcame another miserable passing day, as tandem quarterbacks Rob Bolden and Matt McGloin failed to throw a touchdown for the third straight game. Neither signal-caller has emerged as the clear-cut starter with just one game to go before Penn State opens up Big Ten play.

Bolden was under center for the go-ahead drive Saturday, but the ground game paved the way in a series set up by a Michael Mauti interception in Owls’ territory.

Temple held control of the game up until that point, taking an early 7-0 lead after a Bernard Pierce 2-yard touchdown on the game’s first drive. Silas Reed’s 17-yard touchdown dash tied the game in the second quarter but three missed Penn State field goals kept Temple in charge. The Owls, though, failed to score in the second half, feeding Pierce just four times and committing two costly turnovers in the fourth quarter.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 6:54
Temple   TD  Temple 7 - Penn State 0
2nd Quarter - 4:57
Penn State   TD  Temple 7 - Penn State 7
2nd Quarter - 0:37
Temple   FG  Temple 10 - Penn State 7
4th Quarter - 2:42
Penn State   TD  Temple 10 - Penn State 14
TEAMS

Team Records

  Penn State Temple
W/L 2 - 1 - 0 2 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 1 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Penn State Temple
Score 14 10
First Downs 18 13
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-17
35%
4-for-13
31%
4th Down Efficiency 2-for-2
100%
0-for-1
0%
Total Yards 308 197
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 36-92 30-74
Average/Rush 2.6 2.5
Passing
Comp-Att 22-37 12-28
Passing Yards 216 123
Average/Pass Play 5.7 4.1
Penalties-Yards 7-69 4-30
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 3-1
Interceptions Thrown 1 2
Time of Possession 30:41 28:22

PLAYER STATS

Penn State (2 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. McGloin 13/19 124 0 0
R. Bolden 9/17 92 0 1
Temple (2 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. Gerardi 9/22 95 0 2
C. Stewart 3/6 28 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
S. Redd 16 86 5.4 1
B. Beachum 11 27 2.5 0
M. Zordich 2 2 1.0 1
J. Suhey 1 1 1.0 0
D. Smith 1 -4 -4.0 0
R. Bolden 1 -13 -13.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
B. Pierce 17 50 2.9 1
C. Stewart 9 16 1.8 0
M. Brown 2 11 5.5 0
J. Jones 1 4 4.0 0
M. Gerardi 1 -7 -7.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Moye 7 112 16.0 0
J. Brown 6 62 10.3 0
A. Szczerba 2 13 6.5 0
D. Smith 2 11 5.5 0
A. Robinson 1 8 8.0 0
B. Moseby-Felder 1 4 4.0 0
J. Suhey 1 3 3.0 0
B. Beachum 1 2 2.0 0
S. Redd 1 1 1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Jones 5 48 9.6 0
D. Miller 3 45 15.0 0
E. Rodriguez 2 14 7.0 0
M. Brown 1 8 8.0 0
B. Pierce 1 8 8.0 0
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