Penn State is 3-12 against ranked teams since 2010, a pattern the Nittany Lions will try to turn around when they take on No. 1 Ohio State Saturday.
Jahad Thomas and the Temple Owls, who are off to their first 5-0 start since 1974, came in at 26th overall in this week's AP college football poll.
Even without Saquon Barkley and Akeel Lynch, Penn State is finding success on the ground, largely in part because of Nick Scott and Mark Allen.