Temple Sacks Penn State for First Time since 1941
PHILADELPHIA -- P.J. Walker scored the go-ahead touchdown late in the third quarter to rally Temple to a 27-10 win over Penn State on Saturday. It was the Owls' first win over the Nittany Lions in 74 years.
Temple hadn't won in the series since Oct. 18, 1941, two months before the United States entered World War II. Penn State was 38-0-1 since 1941 -- a 7-7 tie in 1950 the only time the Owls avoided a loss.
The Owls played in front of a record crowd of 69,176 at Lincoln Financial Field and gave the fans who colored the stands in cherry and white perhaps the biggest win in program history. Temple hadn't defeated a Big Ten opponent since a win over Wisconsin in 1990.
Walker made it 17-10 with a 1-yard run late in the third, and the Owls cruised from there, no longer serving as Penn State's in-state pushover.
The Owls rushed the field and sprinted toward the student section for a postgame party seven decades in the making.
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