PHILADELPHIA--Devon Still is a one-man wrecking crew for Penn State right now on the defensive line. He gets to Temple running back Bernard Pierce twice as the Nittany Lions force a three-and-out to get the ball back, trailing 7-0.
Penn State partially blocked the punt and will get excellent field position, beginning the drive from midfield.
Matthew McGloin was warming up for Penn State on the last defensive drive, and he's trotting out with the offense now. We'll see if he can give the Lions' offense a spark. Penn State was outgained 96-81 with Rob Bolden in the game.
McGloin completes his first pass to Silas Redd for one yard, officially eclipsing his yardage total from last week against Alabama, when he was 1-10 for zero yards. He comes back and hits Justin Brown on 3rd-and-5 to keep the Lions' drive moving.
Penn State's running game is getting nothing right now. The Temple defensive line is plugging every hole, and neither Silas Redd nor Brandon Beachum are finding room to run. This is a departure from the last two weeks, when Penn State was able to run all over Indiana State and had some momentum going against Alabama before the passing game's struggles made Penn State one dimensional and easy to stop.
A facemask on Temple advances the Lions to the Owls' 17.
And just as I talk about Penn State's struggles running the ball, Redd snaps off a nicely blocked 17-yard touchdown run to tie the game here at the Linc. We'll see if that give the Lions' offensive line a shot in the arm as we move toward the end of the first hals.
Penn State scoring summary: 7 plays, 50 yards, 3:14 time of possession. There is 4:57 remaining in the half.