Scores

Final

Cincinnati 34

(7-2, 3-1 American)

Temple 10

(3-6, 2-4 American)

Coverage: Big East Network

12:00 PM ET, November 10, 2012

Lincoln Financial Field, PHILADELPHIA, PA

1 2 3 4 T
CIN 14 10 7 334
TEM 3 0 7 010

Top Performers

Passing: B. Kay (CIN) - 244 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: G. Winn (CIN) - 20 CAR, 83 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: K. Thompkins (CIN) - 2 REC, 79 YDS, 1 TD

Late first-half surge powers Cincinnati past Temple

Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Cincinnati scored on four of its last five first-half possessions and rode that momentum to a 34-10 Big East victory over Temple on Saturday.

Senior quarterback Brendon Kay, making his first career start for the Bearcats (7-2, 3-1), was an efficient 13-for-21 for 244 yards, including a pair of touchdown passes of 75 and 65 yards. But Kay did a little of everything, rushing for 71 yards on seven carries and also making a 5-yard reception, when he caught his own deflected pass.

Kay replaced starter Munchie Legaux, who had been ineffective for the Bearcats, throwing nine interceptions, including six in the Bearcats' last three games.

Temple (3-6, 2-4), in its first Big East season since 2004, lost for the fourth straight time.

Kay didn't turn the ball over in directing the Bearcats on scoring drives of 74, 75, 80, 94 and 71 yards.

The Bearcats were in firm control by halftime. A 29-yard Kay completion to Anthony McClung, along with a Temple personal foul penalty, in the first quarter helped set up the first of George Winn's two 1-yard touchdown runs. Kay's 40-yard run on a third-and-12 play in the second quarter set up Winn's second score.

Temple, which has been outscored 86-27 in the first half the last three weeks, was able to do little against Cincinnati. The Owls' leading rusher, Montel Harris, injured his left knee after losing 3 yards on a screen pass with 12:38 left in the second quarter and never returned.

Temple starting quarterback Chris Coyer was replaced by Clinton Granger in the second half. Granger promptly guided the Owls to their only touchdown, ending an eight-play, 75-yard scoring drive with a 4-yard touchdown pass to Cody Booth with 8:55 left in the third quarter.

It was Granger's first career touchdown pass. He finished 7-of-15 for 86 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CIN
TEM
1st Downs1815
Total Yards472267
Passing244142
Rushing228125
Penalties2-154-45
3rd Down Conversions5-137-17
4th Down Conversions1-10-1
Turnovers01
Possession29:3530:25

Passing Leaders

CincinnatiC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kay13/2124411.620
TempleC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Granger7/16865.410

Rushing Leaders

CincinnatiCARYDSAVGTDLG
Winn20834.2219
Kay77110.1040
TempleCARYDSAVGTDLG
Brown9353.9015
Coyer6345.7017

Receiving Leaders

CincinnatiRECYDSAVGTDLG
Thompkins27939.5175
Moore16565.0165
TempleRECYDSAVGTDLG
Deloatch44210.5017
Christopher13333.0033

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCINTEM
TD07:29George Winn 1 Yd Run (Tony Miliano Kick) 70
FG02:36Brandon McManus 20 Yd 73
TD02:21Kenbrell Thompkins 75 Yd Pass From Brendon Kay (Tony Miliano Kick) 143
SECOND QUARTERCINTEM
TD08:00George Winn 1 Yd Run (Tony Miliano Kick) 213
FG00:16Tony Miliano 22 Yd 243
THIRD QUARTERCINTEM
TD08:55Cody Booth 4 Yd Pass From Clinton Granger (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 2410
TD00:21Chris Moore 65 Yd Pass From Brendon Kay (Tony Miliano Kick) 3110
FOURTH QUARTERCINTEM
FG03:16Tony Miliano 23 Yd 3410