Penn State–Temple football rivalry
|First meeting||October 10, 1931|
Temple 12, Penn State 0
|Latest meeting||September 17, 2016|
Penn State 34, Temple 27
|All-time series||Penn State leads, 40–4–1 (.900)|
|Largest victory||Penn State, 66–14 (1995)|
|Longest win streak||Penn State, 31 (1952–2014)|
|Current win streak||Penn State, 1 (2016–present)|
The Penn State–Temple football rivalry is an American college football rivalry game between the Nittany Lions of Pennsylvania State University and the Owls of Temple University. The first game between the Nittany Lions and Owls was in 1931. Penn State are the current holders after beating Temple 34–27 in 2016. Penn State leads the series 40–4–1.
Game results[edit | edit source]
|Penn State victories||Temple victories||Tie games|
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References[edit | edit source]
- "NITTANY LIONS AND TEMPLE RENEW RIVALRY". The Mercury. October 21, 1940. p. 8.
- . The Progress. October 26, 1976. p. 27 https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/60881506/.
Penn State has beaten Temple 10 times in 14 meetings. There has been one tie. The rivalry resumed last year for the first time since 1953.Missing or empty
- "Lions Kick off 100th Year Saturday Night With Owls". Tyrone Daily Herald. September 4, 1986. p. 5.
Penn State has won eleven straight games in its series with Temple, which dates from 1931. The Nittany Lions have also captured 18 of the last 19 games in the rivalry, a streak interrupted only by a 7-7 tie in 1950.
- "PSU's ugly performance won't stand up in Miami". Indiana Gazette. Associated Press. October 7, 1991. p. 21.
Penn State beat Temple for the 17th straight time and boosted its- series lead to 25-3-1 in the intrastate rivalry. Temple hasn't defeated Penn State since 1941.
- Armas, Genaro (September 23, 2010). "True test: Temple's trip to Penn St". The Republic. Associated Press. p. 9.
If Penn State is Temple's measuring stick, the Owls have been off by miles. This Pennsylvania rivalry is decidedly tilted in the Nittany Lions' favor.
- Connor Whooley - The Daily Collegian. "A history of Penn State football's series with Temple".
- "Temple vs. Penn State - Game Recap - September 17, 2016 - ESPN". ESPN.com.
- "Winsipedia - Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Temple Owls football series history". Winsipedia. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
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