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2016 Schedule
2-2, 3rd in American Athletic - East
P. Walker pass,to B. Yancy for 40 yds for a TD (0:18)

Penn State avenges 2015 loss to Temple, 34-27

Trace McSorley completed 18 of 24 passes for 287 yards with one touchdown and an interception and rushed for another score to lead Penn State to a 34-27 win against Temple on Saturday.

Temple QB flips into end zone (0:20)
Penn State TE makes a one of a kind fingertip catch (0:36)
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13dJosh Moyer

Paterno tribute videos draw ovation, protests

For the 50th anniversary of Joe Paterno's first game as coach, Penn State decided to honor him with several videos and by having two co-captains from his first team participate in the coin toss.

Penn State scores first on a deep throw (0:51)
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Can Owls sneak out a win in Happy Valley?

According to ESPN's FPI, Penn State has an 83 percent chance to beat Temple on Saturday. Temple coach Matt Rhule is 1-1 all time against his alma mater, and last year, he earned Temple's first win over the Nittany Lions since 1941. Rhule played LB at PSU from 1994-1997.

What message is Penn State sending by honoring Paterno? (1:38)
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Rhule vs. PSU is forgotten storyline

Temple coach Matt Rhule is 1-1 against his alma mater. Last year, he coached the Owls to their first win over the Nittany Lions since 1941. Rhule played linebacker at Penn State from 1994-1997. GameDay Kickoff

Stony Brook vs Temple postgame breakdown (1:57)
Temple RB stiff arms, spins in for the TD (0:33)
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29dBrett McMurphy and Jake Trotter

Sources: Big 12 cuts expansion list to at least 12

Sources told ESPN the Big 12 has cut its list of candidates to at least 12 schools: Air Force, BYU, UCF, Cincinnati, Colorado State, UConn, Houston, Rice, South Florida, SMU, Temple and Tulane.

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39dJohn Wilmhoff

Countdown to college football: 10 days

In Week 1 of last season, Temple sacked Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg 10 times. The Owls knocked off Penn State for the first time since 1941

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49dBrett McMurphy

Sources: Big 12 to talk expansion with at least 20

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby will conduct video conferences with at least 18 schools that have contacted the league about being considered as expansion candidates.

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49dHeather Dinich

Can the AAC get a team into the playoff?

It's hard to imagine a Group of 5 team making a four-team Playoff, but the formula includes a perfect season, several marquee wins and a conference championship. And even that may not be enough.

American coaches: Is the Playoff system fair? (2:13)

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

AAC commissioner Mike Aresco said he believes the Big 12 will expand. While the current Big 12 schools must settle on additions and work out issues with network partners, Aresco said the league seems to be "more serious this time." Several AAC teams - Cincinnati, UConn, Houston, Memphis, Tulane, UCF and USF - are considered potential Big 12 targets. "Here we go again," Aresco said during an ESPN event in Hartford on Tuesday. "It presents a new challenge. It's not a surprise. This has been two years in the making. We're going to have to deal with it."

Follow talking season at AAC media days

Head coaches and select players are participating in AAC media days on Tuesday in Newport, Rhode Island. Expect Big 12 expansion to be among the topics addressed. Full schedule

Team Stats

Passing Yards218.875th
Rushing Yards127.0108th
Points For31.5Tied-62nd
Points Against20.533rd