Penn State vs. Temple - Notes

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Sept. 17, 2011

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**** Penn State plays its final non-conference game of the season on Sept. 24, hosting Eastern Michigan at 12 p.m. for Jersey Day. The game will air on ESPN2, the Penn State Sports Network and

  • Penn State improved to 66-15 in non-conference games since starting Big Ten play in 1993.
  • Penn State leads the series with Temple, 37-3-1. The teams next meet Sept. 22, 2012 in Beaver Stadium.
  • Penn State is 15-3 in its next game after a loss since the start of the 2005 season.
  • The Nittany Lions have an 11-4 record in regular season games away from Beaver Stadium since the start of the 2008 season.
  • Penn State won a game when scoring 14 points or less for the first time since the thrilling 13-6 win at Ohio State in 2008.
  • Temple came into the game having scored 83 points in its first two games, but was limited to 10 by the Penn State defense.
  • Temple came into the game averaging 445.5 ypg in its first two games, but was limited to 197 by the Penn State defense, less than half its season average.
  • Temple came into the game averaging 272.5 ypg rushing, but was held to 74 yards on 30 carries by the Nittany Lions. Owls RB Bernard Pierce ran for 297 yards (7.8 ypc) in the first two games but was limited to 50 yards on 17 carries (2.9) by Penn State.
  • WR Derek Moye made a career-high seven catches for 112 yards, his fifth career 100-yard receiving game and first since catching six passes for 120 yards vs. Illinois last year. His five career 100-yard receiving games are 8th all-time at Penn State.
  • WR Derek Moye gained a career-high 151 all-purpose yards. He had 39 yards on two punt returns, including a career-long 31-yard effort vs. Temple.
  • WR Derek Moye has 118 career receptions, good for sixth place at Penn State, passing Jack Curry (117, 1965-67) vs. Temple. O.J. McDuffie (1988-92) is fifth with 125 catches.
  • WR Derek Moye moved into seventh place on Penn State's career receiving yards chart with 1,961 yards, passing Joe Jurevicius (1,894, 1994-97). O.J. McDuffie is in sixth place with 1,988 yards. Moye needs just 39 yards to become the sixth Nittany Lion with 2,000 career receiving yards.
  • WR Justin Brown tied his career-high with six catches, good for 62 yards. He previously had six catches vs. Michigan State last November.
  • CB Chaz Powell grabbed his first career interception in the 4th quarter, returning it 26 yards and giving Penn State the ball on Temple's 26-yard line.
  • CB Chaz Powell tied his career-high with 5 tackles (4 solo) for second straight game.
  • LB Michael Mauti made a diving interception, the first of his career, midway through he 4th quarter giving Penn State the ball on the Temple 44 and setting-up the game-winning TD drive.
  • LB Michael Mauti tied his career-high with 3.0 TFL. Also had 3.0 TFL vs. Northwestern in 2010. Mauti led Penn State with 6 tackles, all solos.
  • DE Sean Stanley delivered his finest career game. Stanley tied his career-high with 5 tackles (4 solo), had 2.0 TFL, a sack and two forced fumbles. He combined with LB Glenn Carson to force his first career fumble in the third quarter. It was recovered by safety Nick Sukay, his third career fumble recovery.
  • RB Michael Zordich scored on a fourth quarter run for the second consecutive year against Temple.
  • TB Silas Redd's 17-yard TD run in the 2nd quarter was his 4th of the season.
  • TB Silas Redd's 21-yard run in the first quarter was his longest of the season.
  • WR Bill Belton became the fourth true freshman to play this season.




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