Temple beat Penn State 27-10 on Saturday. Prior to this, it had been quite a while since the Owls had downed the Nittany Lions in a football game.
How long, you ask?
Try 1941, and no, Joe Paterno was not coaching the Nittany Lions that season. The overall rivalry wore a 39-3-1 advantage for Penn State heading into this year's game.
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The Owls were not monumental underdogs despite the track record, coming in getting seven points if you follow that sort of thing.
Penn State defeated Temple 30-13 last year, marking its 31st consecutive victory in the "rivalry."
However, back to 1941. What else was going on in the world in 1941?
• The year is dominated in history by the Pearl Harbor attack on Dec. 7.
• The president was Franklin Delano Roosevelt on Oct. 18, 1941, when Temple blanked Penn State 14-0. Philly.com in 2011 found someone who was at the game.
• A college football game in Youngstown, Ohio, included something used for the first time: the penalty flag.
• Joe DiMaggio had a 56-game hitting streak in 1941.
• Ted Williams hit .406, the last time a major-league player broke the .400 mark.
• There was no Tour De France due to World War II. The British Open was also skipped for the same reason.
• If you were looking for an omen, maybe this would be it: Whirlaway won the Triple Crown that year, and American Pharoah captured the trifecta this year.