Blue White Illustrated

Temple Postgame

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P O S T G A M E R E P O R T W E E K 1 0 P E N N S T A T E 3 0 , T E M P L E 1 3 N O V E M B E R 1 5 , 2 0 1 4 B L U E W H I T E O N L I N E . C O M THE GAME AT A GLANCE GOOD NEWS After struggling to run the ball effectively this season, Penn State fi- nally got it going vs. Temple, rounding out the day with 258 yards. Coincidence that the two most ex- perienced offensive linemen were back in the lineup? Probably not. Also, PSU's top- ranked defense held true, limiting the op- posing rushing attack to just 61 yards. BAD NEWS Many of Christian Hacken- berg's throws were off target and two were intercepted. He fin- ished the day with just 12 completions on 26 attempts. THE TAKEAWAY Penn State is going bowling for the first time since the 2011 season. Where to? That de- pends on the outcome of the final two games, and the next – vs. Illi- nois – looks more winnable than ever. 1 EYES ON THE PRIZE Akeel Lynch finished with a team-high 130 rushing yards and one touchdown. N A T E B A U E R | N B A U E R @ B L U E W H I T E O N L I N E . C O M Bowled over Penn State runs away from Temple, becomes bowl eligible When they throw you the ball, common cour- tesy dictates catching it. Penn State defensive coordinator Bob Shoop has taught his defensive backs as much. So when sen- ior safety Adrian Amos locked eyes with Temple quarterback P.J. Walker midway through the third quarter, simple manners took over. "Catch it once they throw it to you," Amos said. "Just catch the ones he throws to us." Saturday a5ernoon, Amos was the 6rst to heed Shoop's advice, but he would not be the last. Grabbing four interceptions among 6ve total turnovers against the visiting Owls, the Nittany Lions capitalized in turning a 6-6 third-quarter tie into a 30-13 win in front of 100,173 fans at Beaver Stadium. "We forced 6ve turnovers, tying a season high that we had against Rutgers, which was huge in Steve Manuel

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