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NCAA Game Summary - Bowling Green at Temple



(Saturday, October 16th)

Final Score: Temple 28, Bowling Green 27

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Bernard Pierce rushed for 106 yards and one touchdown, as the Temple Owls avoided a late scare to slip past the Bowling Green Falcons, 28-27, in a Mid-American Conference at Lincoln Financial Field.

With less than two minutes remaining in regulation the Falcons drove down field and scored as time expired, leaving them within an extra point of tying the contest against Temple. However, coach Dave Clawson opted to go for the win, but the team's two-point attempt failed, leading to the Temple victory.

As for those Owls (5-2, 2-1 MAC) they were led by backup quarterback Mike Gerardi, who threw for 163 yards and two touchdowns.

As for the Falcons (1-6, 0-3) they were led by Matt Schilz, who threw for 287 yards and one touchdown. Kamar Jorden hauled in 12 receptions, finishing the game with 143 yards.

The first score of the contest came on the defensive side of the football, as Jovan Leacock returned an interception 49 yards to give the Falcons an early lead. However, the extra point was unsuccessful, leaving BGSU with a 6-0 edge.

Seconds into the second quarter Gerardi hit Rod Streater with an 80-yard scoring strike to give the Owls a 7-6 lead.

Gerardi struck again just minutes later, as he hooked up with Evan Rodriguez for a 46-yard touchdown pass.

Bowling Green wasted little time after the intermission, as Willie Geter scored on a 12-yard touchdown run. Schilz then connected with Jorden for a two-point conversion, tying the game at 14 apiece.

Temple regained the lead late in the third stanza when Quinten White recovered a fumble in the end zone.

The Owls pushed their lead to 28-14 when Pierce scampered into the end zone on a six-yard run in the final seconds of the third frame.

Bowling Green cut its deficit to seven points when Jordan Hopgood plunged into the end zone from one yard out midway through the fourth quarter.

The Falcons continued to soar ahead, marching 69 yards on 13 plays in less than two minutes, capping off the furious drive with a four-yard touchdown pass from Schilz to Calvin Wiley. However, as mentioned earlier the two-point conversion was unsuccessful, leaving BGSU with its third straight loss.

10/16 17:33:41 ET