Scores

Final

Connecticut 16

(1-2, 0-2 away)

Temple 30

(3-0, 1-0 American)

Coverage: GamePlan

12:00 PM ET, September 18, 2010

Lincoln Financial Field, PHILADELPHIA, PA

1 2 3 4 T
CONN 3 3 10 016
TEM 0 7 7 1630

Top Performers

Passing: C. Stewart (TEM) - 159 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: B. Pierce (TEM) - 26 CAR, 169 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: M. Smith (CONN) - 7 REC, 79 YDS

Temple stays unbeaten with first win over BCS opponent since 2004

Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- 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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Team Stat Comparison

 
CONN
TEM
1st Downs1613
Total Yards390356
Passing150162
Rushing240194
Penalties8-447-50
3rd Down Conversions7-183-13
4th Down Conversions0-00-1
Turnovers11
Possession30:3329:27

Passing Leaders

ConnecticutC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Frazer16/311504.800
TempleC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Stewart11/211597.610

Rushing Leaders

ConnecticutCARYDSAVGTDLG
Todman261927.4159
Frey10444.4028
TempleCARYDSAVGTDLG
Pierce261696.5238
Stewart6203.3021

Receiving Leaders

ConnecticutRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith77911.3017
Moore33110.3020
TempleRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jones47318.3033
Rodriguez22713.5014

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCONNTEM
FG07:02Dave Teggart 36 Yd 30
SECOND QUARTERCONNTEM
TD12:24Bernard Pierce 27 Yd Pass From Chester Stewart (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 37
FG00:02Dave Teggart 26 Yd 67
THIRD QUARTERCONNTEM
TD14:06Jordan Todman 59 Yd Run (Dave Teggart Kick) 137
TD05:21Bernard Pierce 1 Yd Run (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 1314
FG00:51Dave Teggart 47 Yd 1614
FOURTH QUARTERCONNTEM
TD08:28Adrian Robinson Jr. 24 Yd Fumble Return (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 1620
TD05:54Bernard Pierce 2 Yd Run (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 1627
FG00:26Brandon McManus 32 Yd 1630

Research Notes

How rare is it for Temple to have 3 wins: - Temple improves to 3-0 for the first time since 1979. That was the last time Temple won a bowl game (beat Cal in the 1979 Garden State Bowl) - It's just the 3rd 3-0 start for the school since 1971 - From 2004-2006, Temple won 3 games combined - From 1990-2009, Temple had 13 seasons where it won 3 or fewer games for an entire season

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