Phillip Walker threw two touchdown passes as Temple used a quick-strike offense in a 28-point second quarter to roll to a 48-20 win over Charlotte on Saturday.
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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.
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.
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.
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
Phillip Walker threw three touchdowns, two going to Keith Kirkwood, and Temple crushed Stony Brook 38-0 on Saturday in its first shutout win in two seasons.
Andy Davidson rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns and Army piled up 329 yards on the ground to beat Temple 28-13 on Friday night in the opener for both teams.
As Temple University kicks off its football season, the school's drive for a new stadium appears to be stalling.
Penn State plans to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Joe Paterno's first game as head football coach.
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.
Temple finished up its Saturday practice with some music and dancing, courtesy of the band.
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
Yawn, another year, another fantastic Kansas State special-teams group. But who could challenge the Wildcats' punt, kick, return and long-snapping dominance?
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.
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.
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
Temple vs SMU Mustangs
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