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Defensive surge helps Lions claim lead

Penn State's defense has turned things around in a big way after a sluggish first 20 minutes against Temple.

Tom Bradley's unit has shut down the Temple offense in the second half so far, and with running back Bernard Pierce out, the Owls have a tough challenge ahead of them. Defensive end Pete Massaro and linebacker Nate Stupar combined for an excellent quarterback pressure (Massaro) and interception (Stupar) to turn momentum.

Penn State has regained the lead at 15-13, but the Lions have some major issues in the red zone. They just can't get the ball in the end zone and have had to settle for five Collin Wagner field goals. Quarterback Rob Bolden seems to be struggling with his decision-making in the red zone, and the offensive line hasn't created enough running room for Evan Royster and the other backs.

Can Penn State hold on in the fourth quarter or will Temple rally? Should be an exciting finish.