Penn St avoids upset in 14-10 win over Temple

PHILADELPHIA - September 17, 2011

The Owls led for most of the game and gave their intrastate rival one of the biggest scares in this series. For all the strides Temple has made in its program the last five years, it still can't beat Joe Paterno and the Nittany Lions.

Temple has not defeated Penn State since a 14-0 victory on Oct. 18, 1941. The teams tied 7-7 in 1950.

After missing two field goal attempts, Penn State converted a fourth-and-1 on the 3 late in the fourth. Zordich then scored to make it 14-10.

Aided by a defensive penalty, the Owls drove to 34 on their final possession. Mike Gerardi was sacked on fourth down to end the drive and the upset bid.

Watching from the press box because of injuries again, Joe Paterno improved to 28-0 vs. the Owls.

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