After falling behind early by scores of 7-3 and 13-6, Penn State chipped away slowly but surely at the Temple lead before finally taking the lead for good in the third quarter.
Mike Zordich added a 1-yard touchdown run late in the fourth to seal the victory. The score capped a 96-yard Penn State drive, and was Penn State’s only trip into the endzone on the day.
The Nittany Lions now head to Iowa to take on Kirk Ferentz and the Hawkeyes, who beat Penn State last season at Beaver Stadium en-route to an Orange Bowl win. It will be Penn State’s Big Ten opener, and it can be seen in primetime.