Saturday, October 2, 2010

Matt Brown Steals the Show

No Bernard Pierce; no problem.

With Pierce sidelined following an injury to his ankle from last weekend's contest against the Penn State Nittany Lions, Matt Brown became the go-to-guy against Army.

He did not disappoint.

On 28 carries, Brown compiled 226 yards and four touchdowns. With the game tied at 28-28, Brown scored on a 11 yard run to put Temple up by a score, and then followed that up with a 20 yard touchdown run, which ended up becoming the game-winning score, to put the Owls up by two possessions.

Aside from Brown, the Temple offense was a bit of a disappointment.

Chester Stewart didn't put up impressive numbers, going 7-for-16 with 127 yards. He did connect with Michael Campbell on an eight yard touchdown strike in the fourth quarter, but other then that, the passing attack was held in check.

Defensively, the Owls didn't do as good as they would have liked, but they ended up holding Army to just 14 points in the second half, compared to Temple's 29 total points in the half.

All four of Army's touchdown belonged to quarterback Trent Steelman.

He scored on a a two yard run in the first quarter, a seven yard run in the second and a five yard run with 1:13 left in the game. He also threw a 31 yard touchdown to Austin Barr.

Temple now sits at 4-1 on the season, with their lone loss to #22 Penn State, and are set to take on Northern Illinois next weekend. Hopefully running back Bernard Pierce will be back in action to go along with Matt Brown in Temple's powerful running attack.

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