Where Penn State Football Stands Following Close Loss In Iowa

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

That was a frustrating, tough loss.

There isn't much of another way to describe it for Penn State fans. After leading nearly the entire game, the win was just not in the cards for Penn State Saturday afternoon.

For this season, there remains a lot in the balance, but the team has a foundation for the future in the works.

Injuries

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CFB: Temple Loses Defensive Lineman to Transfer Portal

 

By Michael Lipinski, Sports Talk Philly Contributor

Freshman defensive tackle Nick Bags announced that he is leaving the Owls program and entering the NCAA transfer portal.  Bags, who is the fourth scholarship player to leave the Owls this fall, registered five tackles in three appearances for the Owls.  The Staten Island native was recently relegated to a backup role after suffering an injury.

 

Head coach Rod Carey confirmed Bags’ departure during his Monday press conference.  Carey cited that Bags’ and his mother have decided to move from their Staten Island home.  OwlsDaily.com’s Shawn Pastor confirmed the decision was based on a move.

The 6’3, 300-pound former three-star recruit originally committed to Rutgers University under Chris Ash however chose not to sign with the Scarlet Knights after Greg Schiano returned to Piscataway.  Bags is considered a true freshman thanks to the NCAA’s COVID-19 playing policy and is eligible for a red shirt this season because he played less than four games.  He will have four-years of eligibility remaining. 


#3 Iowa Slips Past #4 Penn State

Iowa's Spencer Petras connected with Nico Ragaini for a 44-yard touchdown with 6:26 remaining in the fourth quarter to give the #3 Hawkeyes a 23-20 lead. The score proved to be the game-winner for the Hawkeyes as they outlasted #4 Penn State in a sloppy, but entertaining affair in Iowa City.

After giving up an early field goal, Penn State took a 17-3 lead and it looked like the Nittany Lions were ready to roll the Hawkeyes. Then starting quarterback Sean Clifford was slammed into the Kinnick Stadium turf and the momentum changed.

Clifford, who rushed for an early touchdown, was escorted to Penn State locker room. This forced the Nittany Lions to turn to backup quarterback Ta'Quan Roberson. The wheels began to fall off for the Nittany Lions.

Roberson's first drive went like this:

  • Fumbled snap
  • Incomplete pass
  • Three straight false start penalties
  • 3-yard rush
  • Punt on 4th and 26

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College Football: #4 Penn State - #3 Iowa Preview

#4 Penn State (5-0, Big Ten) travels to Iowa City to take on #3 Iowa (5-0) for a Big Ten contest that could have College Football Playoff implications and be a preview of the Big Ten Championship Game.  The Nittany Lions are coming off 24-0 dismantling of Indiana last weekend in Happy Valley.  The Hawkeyes were just as impressive defeating Maryland 51-14 in College Park.  William Hill Sportsbook currently has the Hawkeyes as 1-1/2-point favorite although that line could come down to a “pick ‘em” by game time.

Date: October 9, 2021

Where: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, IA

When: 4:00 PM/Eastern

TV: Fox

Radio: 1210 WPHT

Series History

Penn State and Iowa have met 30-times.  The Nittany Lions currently lead the series 17-13

Last Match Up

11/21/2020: Iowa defeated Penn State 41-21 in Happy Valley.

This Game at a Glance…

If you like defensive football this game is going to be one for you. This game has all the makings of a good ol’ fashioned Big Ten slugfest.  It could be a repeat of the 6-4 Iowa win from 2004. 

The Hawkeyes have the #2 defense in college football allowing an average of 11.6 PPG this season.  The Nittany Lions are #3 allowing only 12.0 PPG on average.  That’s a lot of shutdown defense.

Offensively both teams are averaging around 30 PPG with plenty of playmakers for both offenses.  It will most likely take a big play to break a defensive stalemate. 

This game will most likely come down to the foot of a college kicker. 

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#5 Cincinnati Routs Temple

 

It was going to take a miracle, but no miracles were to be had on Friday night in the Queen City. 

Rod Carey’s Temple Owls, a 30-point underdog, were embarrassed by #5 Cincinnati, 52-3.  The loss moves the Owls to 1-1 in American Athletic Conference play and 3-3 overall.

Granted the #5 Bearcats are on track to be the first “Group of Five” school to make the College Football Playoff but this was bad.  Get the coach relieved of his duties type of bad.

Cincinnati moved at will on the Owls totaling 537-yards of total offense.  The Bearcats split the difference, 274-yards on the ground and 263-yards through the air.  RB Jerome Ford led the ground attack rushing for 149-yards and two touchdowns on 15 attempts.  QB Desmond Ritter led the Bearcats air attack throwing for 259-yards and three touchdowns. 

It looked like Cincinnati was playing their scout team and telling them not to tackle the guy who had the ball.

Tonight’s 52-3 embarrassment is the third blowout loss for Temple this season.  The Owls were routed by former Big East rivals Rutgers and Boston College earlier this year.  Rutgers, a team that many Temple faithful believed the Owls stacked up well against, won 61-14.  Boston College beat the Owls handily 28-3. 

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College Football: Temple - #5 Cincinnati Preview

 

Temple (3-2, 1-0 AAC) travels to Cincinnati to take on the #5 ranked Bearcats (4-0, 0-0 AAC) on national TV.  The Owls are coming off an upset, 34-31 win over Memphis in their AAC conference opener.  The Bearcats dominated Notre Dame last weekend in South Bend, 24-13.  The Owls are 30-point underdog according to William Hill Sportsbook. 

Date: October 8, 2021

Where: Nippert Stadium, Cincinnati, OH

Time: 7:00 PM/Eastern

TV: ESPN

Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic

Series History

The Owls and Bearcats have met 22-times since 1973 with Temple leading the series 13-8-1. 

Last Match Up

11/23/2019: Cincinnati defeated Temple 15-13

Temple Wins If…

There’s a miracle. 

The Owls are headed into an absolute buzz saw in the Bearcats.  Cincinnati is averaging 38.2 PPG (17th in CFB) and are only allowing 14.5 PPG defensively.  The Owls are only managing 27.4 PPG and are allowing a whopping 30.2 PPG (99th in CFB). Temple will have to play their best game under Rod Carey if they want to upset Cincinnati.

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Section 247 Sports: This Weekend in Football, Uh Oh Urban & MMA Power Rankings

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College Football: Temple - Memphis Preview

 

The Temple Owls (2-2, 0-0 AAC) host conference rival Memphis (3-1, 0-0 AAC) on Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field for both schools conference opener.  Temple is coming off of a 41-7 win over FCS opponent Wagner College.  The Tigers are coming off of a shocking 31-28 loss to Texas-San Antonio.  The Owls are an 11-point home underdog according to William Hill Sportsbook. Kickoff for the homecoming game is set for noon.

Date: October 2, 2021

Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA

Time: 12:00 PM/Eastern

TV: ESPNU

Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic

 

Series History

Temple and Memphis have only played each other six times on the gridiron.  The series is tied at three apiece.

Last Match Up

10-24-20: Memphis defeated Temple 41-29

 

Temple Players to Watch

QB D’Wan Mathis- 22-for-32, 292 YDS, 2 TD vs FCS Wagner | SEASON: 30-for-56, 440 YDS, 2 TDs, 1 INT

QB Justin Lynch- 0-for-1, 0 YDS vs FCS Wagner | SEASON: 36-for-51, 416 YDS, 2 TDs, 1 INT

WR Randle Jones- Did Not Play vs. FCS Wagner | SEASON: 14 REC, 240 YDS, 17.1 AVG, 2 TDs

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Eagles-Cowboys Preview & This Weekend in Football

 

Doc & Brett take a look at the huge MNF match up between the Eagles & Cowboys.  What are the keys to victory and can each team overcome injuries and loss of players.  

Plus, the Giants stink and who is trending up, trending down after UFC 266! 

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  • Eagles-Cowboys Preview
  • Giants Stink
  • Around the NFL and College Football
  • UFC 266 "3 Up, 3 Down" Power Rankings

 

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The Monday Kickoff: Week 2 Wrap Up

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  • Eagles-49ers Breakdown
  • Is Jalen Hurts Arm Strength an Issue
  • Sh***y Situation in Pittsburgh
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  • Penn State-Auburn 
  • Around the NCAA Top 25

 

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