Connecticut at Temple

Temple 30, Connecticut 16


PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Bernard Pierce ran for 169 yards and a career-high three touchdowns as Temple beat Connecticut 30-16 on Saturday.

Temple is now 3-0 for the first time since 1979, when the Owls finished 10-2. It was the first win for the Owls over a BCS opponent since a 34-24 win over Syracuse on November 13, 2004.

Both teams exchanged the lead six times as Connecticut (1-2) rode the play of running back Jordan Todman to a 16-14 lead midway through the final quarter. Todman had career highs of 26 carries and 192 yards rushing.

Temple defensive end Adrian Robinson stripped Todman of the ball and went 24 yards for the go-ahead touchdown with 8:28 left in the game to give the Owls a 20-16 lead.

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Scoring Summary
CTDave Teggart 36 yd FG
TEMPBernard Pierce 27 yd pass from Chester Stewart (Brandon McManus kick)
CTDave Teggart 26 yd FG
CTJordan Todman 59 yd run (Dave Teggart kick)
TEMPBernard Pierce 1 yd run (Brandon McManus kick)
CTDave Teggart 47 yd FG
TEMPAdrian Robinson 24 yd fumble return (failed 2pt pass)
TEMPBernard Pierce 2 yd run (Brandon McManus kick)
TEMPBrandon McManus 32 yd FG
Team Stats
First Downs1613
Third Down Efficiency7-183-13
Fourth Down Efficiency0-00-1
Plays-Net Yards75-39058-356
Passing Yds150162
Kick Return Yds98111
Punt Return Yds-542
Time of Poss.30:3429:26
Individual Stats
CT: Jordan Todman 26-192, Robbie Frey 10-44, Zach Frazer 5-2, Kashif Moore 1-2
TEMP: Bernard Pierce 26-169, Chester Stewart 6-20, Matt Brown 2-8, Delano Green 2--3
CT: Zach Frazer 16-31-150-0, Team 0-2-0-0
TEMP: Chester Stewart 11-21-159-0, Jeff Wathne 1-1-3-0
CT: Michael Smith 7-79, Kashif Moore 3-31, D.J. Shoemate 2-12, Jordan Todman 2--4, Ryan Griffin 1-18, Isiah Moore 1-14
TEMP: Joe Jones 4-73, Evan Rodriguez 2-27, Bernard Pierce 1-27, Rod Streater 1-13, Morkeith Brown 1-7, Matt Brown 1-6, Michael Campbell 1-6, Muhammad Wilkerson 1-3

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