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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- James Franklin hoped all week his team would start fast and play with the passion it hadnt yet found early in games this season.The usually subdued coach pushed the right buttons.Before Penn States 34-27 win over Temple on Saturday, Franklin hopped around inside Beaver Stadiums limestone-lined tunnel, trading shoves and screams with a handful of players before they took the field.Its cool seeing coach Franklin get so pumped up, wide receiver Chris Godwin said. Hes a fiery guy, hes very passionate about what he does and that kind of leaks into our locker room seeing your leader as excited about the game as we are.Trace McSorley completed 18 of 24 passes for 287 yards with one touchdown and rushed for another as Penn States offense scored on three of its first five drives. Penn State (2-1) didnt let up despite losing its best player on the first play of the game.Star running back Saquon Barkley hobbled off the field favoring his left leg but was able to return for the second half.By then, the Nittany Lions needed him.The Owls (1-2) trailed 21-10 at halftime but took advantage of a handful of Penn State miscues in the second half.Delvon Randall intercepted a McSorley pass and returned it deep into Penn State territory to set up a 1-yard touchdown run by quarterback Phillip Walker. Two drives later, Temple took possession deep in Penn States territory when a punt bounced off of Nittany Lion gunner Amani Oruwariye. Jahad Thomas scored his second touchdown of the day three plays later to cut Penn States lead to 27-24 with 8:10 left.Barkley took it from there. He burst up the middle, used two stutter-steps to make defenders miss and outran Temple defensive backs for a 55-yard score.I didnt stay up last night thinking about Im going to shove them and push them to start fast, Franklin said. Its just kind of what I did, trying to have some fun with them, trying to loosen them up. I think we did start out better.PASS HAPPY VALLEYMcSorleys 52-yard dart to Chris Godwin, who ran a post route through soft spot in Temples zone showed that the feisty quarterback is more than just a player who will succeed with his legs and the short passing game.McSorley often stepped up in the pocket to avoid pressure to spread the ball around. He hit seven different players and showed off his willingness to throw deep on a sideline ball to 6-foot-6 Mike Gesicki, who made a nice one-handed grab.DEPTH TESTEDThe Nittany Lions entered the game without five starters. Linebackers Jason Cabinda and Brandon Bell, wideout Saeed Blacknall, cornerback Grant Haley and defensive end Evan Schwan all were out with injuries.It forced the Nittany Lions to play sophomores Jake Cooper and Manny Bowen and seldom-used junior Brandon Smith for most of the game. They were mostly effective, holding Temple to just 38 rushing yards.THE TAKEAWAYTEMPLE: The Temple defense, so good a year ago, is still a work in progress. The Owls are still searching for playmakers after losing seven starters from that group. They gave up 403 yards with 253 in the first half.PENN STATE: It was a must-win for Franklin, whose short tenure at Penn State hit its lowest point after the Owls routed his Nittany Lions in last season in Philadelphia.UP NEXTTEMPLE: The Owls host Charlotte at Lincoln Financial Field.PENN STATE: The Nittany Lions travel to Ann Arbor, Michigan to begin the Big Ten season against the Wolverines. 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Thats when the west-end scoreboard began displaying a three-minute video highlighting the legacies of Kochs late father, David, and Bills late Hall-of-Fame owner Ralph Wilson, and emphasizing what both meant to Buffalo.Ive got to tell you, I had tears rolling down my face, Koch said during an interview with The Associated Press. And Terry came up to me and said, `Look, we wont do this with anyone else. We want you.Walking off the field, Koch recalled how New Era executive Paul McAdam leaned over and, in his thick Scottish accent, said: You must do this deal.Seven weeks later, a naming rights agreement with the Buffalo-based sports headwear and apparel company was reached in a deal worth more than $35 million and spanning the remaining seven years of the stadiums lease. New Era also has the rights of first refusal to extend the deal under a new lease or if the Bills build a new stadium.For me, this partnership is personal on so many levels, said Koch during a news conference to unveil the new name. To have New Era associated with the Buffalo Bills, who are incredibly well-respected brand, with a rich history with the NFL and our community, is a significant honor and a privilege that I dont take lightly.For the Bills, the deal generates revenue to a small-market franchise that has at times struggled to remain competitive, and forced to regionalize east into Rochester and north into Toronto to broaden its base.For New Era, the agreement marks a coming-out party for a company established in 1920 by Kochs great grandfather, Ehrhardt, and has become a world leader in sports-related headwear in large part because of the inroads David Koch made during his 30-year tenure as president.The company has gone from producing 50,000 caps in 1920 to 50 million last year, which were sold in more than 80 countries. New Era also has more than 500 licensing deals, including Major League Baseball, the NFL, NBA, NHL, Manchester United and the Australian Football League.Ralph Wilsons name went up on the stadium during the 1998 season, after a 25-year agreement expired with Buffalo-based Rich Products.In 2012, Wilson gave approval for the team to pursue a naming rights agreement. That plan was put on hold when he died in March 2014. The Pegulas, who bought the Bills seven months later, eleccted to wait at least a year to secure a deal out of respect to the former owner.ddddddddddddToday we look to the future, and today we turn a page in Bills history, Terry Pegula said. Ive been told by people who knew Ralph -- I never met Ralph -- that Ralph would be proud to turn this page with us.Wilsons widow, Mary Wilson, supports the name change.I love Buffalo, and with all of the resurgence that its enjoying right now, its fitting that the new naming rights agreement is with New Era, Wilson said in a statement released by the Bills. Naturally, theres an element of sadness for me personally, that I hope fans would understand. But Im excited for the Bills organization and for New Era with their successes. Its so great that a local company of this magnitude will be on this stadium.Jim Grinstead, publisher of the industry newsletter Revenues from Sports Venues, considers the naming rights agreement an ideal fit for Buffalo and for the NFL, because of New Eras ties to the league.Buffalo is probably not going to attract a Pepsi or Coke or Nike or anyone like that, Grinstead said. But a local one is going to feel good because the local folks in Buffalo do care about the local community and the ties with that.The company will get an immediate boost in prime-time exposure during the Bills home opener, a Thursday night game against the New York Jets on Sept. 15.The New Era logo will be featured on the back of the scoreboard facing the main parking lots and throughout the stadium. Because the agreement was reached so late in the summer, some of the signage wont be ready until next season.The agreement is exciting to Koch because he grew up a Bills fan and attended each of the teams four Super Bowl losses in the 1990s.I have goosebumps talking about it, Koch said. Its my hope that New Era, quite frankly, can match up to the legacy and the standards that Ralph had.And hes pleased to build Wilsons legacy by partnering with the Pegulas, who also own the NHL Buffalo Sabres.I admire the Pegulas for not going out and finding a big bank to give them a lot of money to slap a name on the stadium, Koch said.He cant help but wonder what his father might think of how far New Era has come since he died in 2002.When he died, we were a very small, U.S.-based baseball company, Koch said. So to be able to have the success weve had and grow the way weve grown, it kind of hits me right in the heart.---This story has been corrected to reflect Ralph Wilsons name went up on stadium during 1998 season.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: http://twitter.com/AP-NFL ' ' '

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