Originally posted on Nittany Lions Den  |  Last updated 9/27/12
Jokes flew around the interweb during weeks 1 and 2 of the college football season. Mighty Penn State—crippled by a capricious NCAA board of executives—and once-glorious Pittsburgh were winless, while Temple won its season-opener. Temple, they scoffed, was the best team in the state of Pennsylvania. Last Saturday though, Penn State had the last laugh. A systematic drubbing of instate “unrival” Temple reminded people just how far Steve Addazio still has to go with his Owl squad. It also showed the Nittany Nation how much progress the Lions had made in a tumultuous first four weeks of the season. The offensive line positively plowed over Temple, creating sizable holes for two converted fullbacks to wreak havoc on the Owls. Senior Mike Zordich did most of the damage in the first half, and his fifteen carries for 75 yards wore down the Temple front 7 for the other Killer Z—Zach Zwinak. Zwinak had a few carries early, but he did most of his devastation later in the contest. His 94 yar...
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