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.

“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.