Scores

Final

Temple 14

(0-5, 0-4 away)

Vanderbilt 43

(2-3, 0-2 SEC)

7:00 PM ET, September 30, 2006

Vanderbilt Stadium, NASHVILLE, TN

1 2 3 4 T
TEM 0 7 7 014
VAN 10 14 19 043

Top Performers

Passing: C. Nickson (VAN) - 162 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: C. Jackson-Garrison (VAN) - 13 CAR, 142 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: S. Bright (VAN) - 4 REC, 92 YDS, 2 TD

Vanderbilt 43, Temple 14

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Cassen Jackson-Garrison and Jared Hawkins each ran for two touchdowns to help Vanderbilt rout Temple 43-14 on Saturday night.

The Commodores (2-3) rushed for 279 yards, led by Jackson-Garrison's 142, and Chris Nickson completed nine of 20 passes for 162 yards and two TD passes to Steven Bright.

The Vanderbilt defense forced three turnovers and held the Owls (0-5) to 270 yards.

Vanderbilt was on the verge of a 24-0 halftime lead after Brett Upson's punt pinned the Owls at their own 22 with 23 seconds left.

But Temple's Adam DiMichele handed off to Tim Brown, who spun through a host of Commodores defenders and dashed untouched down the right sideline for a 78-yard scoring run as time expired. It was the third-longest rushing play in Temple history.

Jackson-Garrison had first-half scoring runs of 43 and 16 yards, and Chris Nickson threw a 30-yard touchdown to Bright. Vanderbilt's Bryant Hahnfelt also added a 51-yard field goal in the first quarter.

Temple tried to capitalize on the momentum of their second quarter touchdown with an onside kick by Danny Murphy to open the second half.

But Vanderbilt's Broderick Stewart recovered the ball at the Commodore 48, starting a 5-play scoring drive capped by Jared Hawkins' 13-yard touchdown run.

The Owls responded with a 15-play, 80-yard drive to cut the Vanderbilt lead when DiMichele hit Marcus Brown with a 10-yard touchdown pass. It was DiMichele's first career touchdown pass, and Brown's first career touchdown reception.

But Vanderbilt answered with two quick scores in the game's next 3:05.

Nickson hit Bright for a 38-yard touchdown pass, and after Temple fumbled on its own 16, Hawkins added an 8-yard scoring run two plays later. Hahnfelt missed both extra points.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TEM
VAN
1st Downs1420
Total Yards270448
Passing148169
Rushing122279
Penalties4-419-89
3rd Down Conversions5-133-10
4th Down Conversions0-11-1
Turnovers31
Possession36:5823:02

Passing Leaders

TempleC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
DiMichel...11/161489.312-
Charlton0/100.000-
VanderbiltC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Kovalche...2/372.300-
Nickson9/201628.120-

Rushing Leaders

TempleCARYDSAVGTDLG
Brown311474.7178
Harper200.003
VanderbiltCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jackson-...1314210.9243
Miller8587.3019

Receiving Leaders

TempleRECYDSAVGTDLG
Francis49624.0054
Holley22010.0010
VanderbiltRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bright49223.0238
Bennett47017.5036

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTEMVAN
TD12:22CASSEN JACKSON-GARRISON 43 YD RUN (BRYANT HAHNFELDT KICK)
Drive info: 2 plays, 63 yards.
07
FG1:16BRYANT HAHNFELDT 51 YD FG
Drive info: 7 plays, 46 yards.
010
SECOND QUARTERTEMVAN
TD9:16CASSEN JACKSON-GARRISON 16 YD RUN (BRYANT HAHNFELDT KICK)
Drive info: 6 plays, 50 yards.
017
TD5:03STEVEN BRIGHT 29 YD PASS FROM CHRIS NICKSON (BRYANT HAHNFELDT KICK)
Drive info: 5 plays, 48 yards.
024
TD0:00TIM BROWN 78 YD RUN (JAKE BROWNELL KICK)
Drive info: 1 plays, 78 yards.
724
THIRD QUARTERTEMVAN
TD12:03JARED HAWKINS 13 YD RUN (BRYANT HAHNFELDT KICK)
Drive info: 5 plays, 52 yards.
731
TD3:19MARCUS BROWN 10 YD PASS FROM ADAM DIMICHELE (JAKE BROWNELL KICK)
Drive info: 14 plays, 80 yards.
1431
TD1:46STEVEN BRIGHT 38 YD PASS FROM CHRIS NICKSON (MISSED KICK)
Drive info: 3 plays, 72 yards.
1437
TD0:14JARED HAWKINS 8 YD RUN (MISSED KICK)
Drive info: 2 plays, 16 yards.
1443