PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Temple is one game away from beginning its long-awaited second journey into the Big East Conference. But there is quite a roadblock in the Owls' way before the league opener vs. South Florida.
The Owls have not defeated the Nittany Lions since a 14-0 victory on Oct. 18, 1941. The teams tied 7-7 in 1950. Ever since, Penn State has won the last 22 games of this lopsided series, including a 14-10 victory last season at Lincoln Financial Field.
But with a different aura surrounding both programs these days, perhaps the tide is about the change. In fact, in the last two seasons, Temple has lost to Penn State twice, but by a combined 13 points.