Penn State vs. Temple Game Grades

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Sep 5, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin signals during the third quarter against the Temple Owl at Lincoln Financial Field. Temple defeated Penn State 27-10. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O’Haren- USA TODAY Sports

Running Backs

Akeel Lynch was one of the very few bright spots today.  78 yards on 10 carries and a touchdown doesn’t look like much on the stat sheet, but the score came off a very nice 42 yard run that was also blocked well (imagine that).

The backs didn’t gain much after that and we’ll contribute that to the offensive line getting no push.  I also think they weren’t called on enough.

Freshmen Mark Allen and Saqoun Barkley combined for 4 carries and 11 yards.  There were several times backs were trying to help with protection and still, Hackenberg would get sacked.

Grade: C

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