Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Addazio: Facing PSU 'a measuring stick' for Owls

Temple will make its fifth visit to Beaver Stadium in seven seasons to play Penn State on Saturday.

Addazio: Facing PSU 'a measuring stick' for Owls

Temple will make its fifth visit to Beaver Stadium in seven seasons to play Penn State on Saturday.

That’s more road trips to any other place during that time.

But the Owls (1-1) aren’t complaining. 

They actually get fired up about playing the state’s most recognized program.

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“I think what happens is obviously our roster is filled with a majority of Pennsylvania players and Penn State was Penn State,” said Temple coach Steve Addazio, whose squad also entertained the Nittany Lions last season. “So every guy on our roster didn’t get recruited by Penn State. So they come in here and you know, it’s a measuring stick.”

The Nittany Lions (1-2) lead the series 37-3-1. Temple's last victory over Penn State was a 14-0 decision on Oct. 18, 1941.

Penn State is a 9-point favorite in Saturday's matchup.

About this blog
Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering the Temple basketball and football for the previous three years. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

Keith Pompey Inquirer Staff Writer
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