Akeel Lynch and Bill Belton combined for 222 yards on the ground and 2 touchdowns. The Nittany Lion defense forced 5 turnovers (including 4 interceptions) that led to 17 points. Penn State's defense held Temple to just 61 rushing yards.
Hard to criticize the side of the ball that has been winning you games, but Temple's quarterback P.J. Walker, found Jalen Fitzpatrick, who beat Penn State's Jordan Lucas in the secondary for a 75 yard score. Penn State also had a holding penalty on its first drive that negated a touchdown.
The Nittany Lion offense was subjected to 3 turnovers (2 Christian Hackenberg interceptions, and a Bill Belton fumble). In addition to his two interceptions, Hackenberg was held to just 112 passing yards and completed less than 50% of his throws (12 of 26).