OVERALL: This was a nice win. But the score should not have been so close.
OFFENSE: Bill O'Brien was the first to admit that Penn State should have tallied more points. The Lions had another red-zone turnover.
DEFENSE: Ted Roof's troops held Temple without a TD until the game was out of reach.
SPECIAL TEAMS: A rough outing by P Alex Butterworth offset a nice effort by PR Jesse Della Valle.
COACHING: O'Brien and company seemed to have a handle on things all afternoon.
INTANGIBLES: This game had the feel of so many Penn State-Temple outings through the years -- like there was no way the Lions were going to lose.
OTHER GUY: Think Temple fans are nervous about the post-Al Golden, post-MAC era? We can see the program going South in a hurry.
OFFICIALS: A phantom offensive pass interference call. A phantom late-hit call. A phantom fumble call (that was overturned by review). Are the NFL replacement refs available for the PSU-Illinois game?
CROWD: Serious demerits here for the student section using profanity in certain chants.