NCAA Game Summary - Temple at Ball State|
(Saturday, October 8th)
Final Score: Temple 42, Akron 0
Muncie, IN (Sports Network)- Bernard Pierce ran for 121 yards and scored three
touchdowns as the Temple Owls rolled over the Ball State Cardinals 42-0 in a
Mid-American Conference game at Scheumann Stadium.
Pierce, a junior, has now scored 41 touchdowns in his career, breaking the mark
set by Paul Palmer, who finished his career in 1986. Matt Brown also went over
the 100-yard mark for the Owls (4-2, 2-1 MAC) with 114 yards on 15 carries.
Chester Stewart was 10-of-13 for 160 yards and a score, while Joe Jones caught
five passes for 56 yards and a touchdown.
Keith Wenning was 19-of-34 through the air for the Cardinals (3-3, 1-1), who
have lost two straight. He was intercepted twice and sacked three times.
Briggs Orsbon caught six passes for 68 yards.
Temple jumped to a 7-0 lead when Stewart hit Jones with a 24-yard touchdown
pass with 5:27 left in the first quarter.
Pierce scored from two yards out to give the Owls a 14-0 lead with 59 seconds
left in the period.
Pierce added a pair of second-quarter touchdowns, one from four yards out and
the other from just a yard out to put Temple up 28-0 with 4:35 left in the
Matt Brown extended Temple's lead to 35-0 with a seven-yard run at the 10:37
mark of the fourth quarter before Chris Coyer dashed 74 yards for a score with
Temple collected 350 rushing yards and 510 yards in total offense.
10/08 18:22:06 ET