Temple Football will be traveling North to take on Penn State at Beaver Stadium with one goal- Take down the Nittany Lions for the second straight year.
“It’s gonna be fun, we have to focus on winning,” Quarterback Phillip Walker says, as he’ll be headed to Beaver Stadium for his second time.
Dion Dawkins had a similar response to most of his teammates on how he’s preparing for Penn State. He notes, “I’m worried about this week of practice, obviously its a big game but they’re just another team.”
In order for the Owls to make it two in a row- the weight will be put be put on Senior QB Phillip Walker and an offensive unit who has gotten off to a slow start. Through the first two games, Temple ranks dead last in the AAC in total offense.
Walker and his new receiving corps have struggled to connect. Only three receivers have made more than two catches, and there have been plenty of drops to go around. Phillip Walker will be without arguably his best receiver Ventell Bryant, and most likely Jahad Thomas- who has missed the first two games with a thumb injury.
Penn State has the second ranked total defense in the Big 10 after two games. Their offense, led by redshirt freshman Trace Mcsorley has averaged 36 points after 2 weeks- including 39 points in a loss to Pitt last weekend.