Maryland at Temple

Maryland 36, Temple 27


PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Perry Hills threw two touchdowns and ran for one to help Maryland beat Temple 36-27 Saturday.

Embarrassed by the Owls in a 31-point loss last season, the Terrapins (2-0) nearly blew a 23-point lead at halftime. Hills had all three of his scores in the half to help Maryland race to a 26-3 lead. The Owls stormed back in the second half but ran out of time and big plays.

Maryland played nothing like the team that squeaked out a 7-6 win last week against Football Championship Subdivision team William & Mary. The Terrapins' 12 first downs in the first half were one less than they had all of last week. They outgained the Owls by 145 total yards in the first half.

The Owls (1-1) were sloppy and out of sync in a game where they were 10-point favorites.

C.J. Hammond had a 62-yard TD catch for the Owls.

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Scoring Summary
MDBrad Craddock 45 yd FG
TEMPLEBrandon McManus 36 yd FG
MDMatt Furstenburg 22 yd pass from Perry Hills (Brad Craddock kick)
MDMarcus Leak 32 yd pass from Perry Hills (Brad Craddock kick)
MD Team safety
MDPerry Hills 11 yd run (Brad Craddock kick)
TEMPLEKenneth Harper 1 yd run (Brandon McManus kick)
MDBrad Craddock 26 yd FG
TEMPLEC.J. Hammond 62 yd pass from Chris Coyer (Brandon McManus kick)
TEMPLEBrandon McManus 40 yd FG
TEMPLEJalen Fitzpatrick 35 yd pass from Chris Coyer (Brandon McManus kick)
MDJustus Pickett 7 yd run (Brad Craddock kick)
Team Stats
First Downs199
Third Down Efficiency7-164-15
Fourth Down Efficiency0-01-2
Plays-Net Yards69-33457-230
Passing Yds190178
Kick Return Yds47144
Punt Return Yds340
Time of Poss.33:3326:27
Individual Stats
MD: Justus Pickett 21-69, Wes Brown 7-50, Stefon Diggs 2-17, Perry Hills 15-14, Team 3--6
TEMPLE: Chris Coyer 17-53, Matt Brown 10-31, Kenneth Harper 6-10, Jalen Fitzpatrick 4-2, Team 2--44
MD: Perry Hills 11-21-190-0
TEMPLE: Chris Coyer 7-18-178-1
MD: Marcus Leak 3-90, Stefon Diggs 3-59, Justus Pickett 2-4, Matt Furstenburg 1-22, Kevin Dorsey 1-8, Wes Brown 1-7
TEMPLE: Jalen Fitzpatrick 2-64, Ryan Alderman 2-20, C.J. Hammond 1-62, Alex Jackson 1-26, John Christopher 1-6
Maryland5th Big Ten East3-66-7
Temple1st American Athletic East7-110-4

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