Penn State vs. Temple Game Grades

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Sep 5, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Temple Owls wide receiver Adonis Jennings (88) reaches with the ball for a first down during the third quarter against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Lincoln Financial Field. Temple defeated Penn State 27-10. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O’Haren- USA TODAY Sports


Like the rest of the team, the secondary also struggled for much of the day against Temple. The injury bug hit the unit before the game even kicked off, as cornerback Grant Haley didn’t play with an undisclosed injury.

Temple quarterback P.J. Walker had an accurate day. 15 for 20 for 143 yards no touchdowns and no interceptions.  He didn’t have to do much because Temple’s running game was working so well.  But Penn State’s secondary didn’t do much all afternoon either.

I counted no pass breakups and there were no interceptions.  Cornerback Trevor Williams and safety Jordan Lucas had the best days, with a combined 10 tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss.  Most of the time it was up to Penn State’s secondary to make stops once the Temple running backs got past the front seven.

Temple’s receivers got open for most of the day.  It was just not a good performance overall.

Grade:  C-

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