Penn State found a way to win against Temple, but in the process it lost a key member of the offensive line.
Senior right tackle Lou Eliades suffered a serious knee injury against the Owls. Coach Joe Paterno said after the game that Eliades likely tore his ACL, adding that the veteran is "probably out for the year."
Eliades started at right guard last season before moving to tackle.
"It definitely hurts," Penn State center Doug Klopacz said when asked about Eliades' injury. "We're losing a great player, we're going to miss him because he was a big part of our line. We were coming together as a unit, feeling good about ourselves."
Penn State's offensive line has been far from dominant this season, and Eliades' injury raises more concern. Eliades and Stefen Wisniewski provided veteran leadership up front, and Wisniewski and Klopacz now need to carry the burden.
Up next: a date with Iowa and arguably the nation's best defensive line.