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PSU-Temple: FOS Report Card

Who made the grade and who came up short as the Nittany Lions beat the Owls at Beaver Stadium? The grades are in.

Our report card from Penn State’s 34-27 win over Temple at Beaver Stadium Saturday.


Any win is a good win when a team has the sort of injury issues that have befallen the Nittany Lions. But they keep inflicting damage on themselves, as well, in the form of mental errors.

Grade: B-


One can’t help but wonder how potent this unit will be once it cuts down on all of the mistakes. 

Grade: B-


We’re grading on a curve here, given all of the reserves who were forced into key roles for this game. And only one of Temple’s scoring drives was longer than 48 yards.

Grade: B+


For all of the good, you can’t overlook the snafu on a punt return that gave the Owls the ball at the PSU 1.

Grade: B-


Not a perfect game, by any means. But the staff oversaw a nice rebound effort after the previous week’s tough loss at Pitt.

Grade: B


We got back to that feeling where you sort of knew the Lions were going to figure out a way to beat the Owls.

Grade: B


Give Penn State grad Matt Rhule a lot of credit. His team is not very good this year. But Temple made the most of nearly every opportunity PSU provided and kept things interesting until the end.

Grade: B


Did not seem to be any glaring errors to us. Of course, every time we say that, someone points out a glaring error we missed.

Grade: B


The Stripe Out worked once everyone got to their seats for the noon kick. Nice crowd of 100,420.

Grade: B

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