3:30 PM ET, October 11, 2003
Lincoln Financial Field, PHILADELPHIA, PA
The Eagles (4-2, 1-1 Big East) started the rout with a 21-point first quarter, a day before they reportedly will be extended an invitation by the ACC to be the league's 12th team. Atlantic Coast Conference chancellors and presidents will hold a teleconference Sunday.
"We've been down this road before and we'll see what happens," said Boston College athletic director Gene DeFilippo. "If and when something does happen, then we'll react to it."
If Boston College follows Miami and Virginia Tech out the door, it could reopen the possibility for Temple (1-5, 0-1) to rejoin the Big East. The Owls were voted out and are set to leave the conference after the 2004 season.
Temple coach Bobby Wallace singled out Boston College as the main ringleader in voting out a Temple program that hasn't had a winning record since 1990, and he hoped his team would use it as motivation.
The Owls, coming off their first win of the season, didn't make a strong case for reinstatement Saturday.
Knight burst through open holes against a defense ravaged by injury and inexperience. There were blown coverage assignments and almost no pressure on Porter, who used efficient passing for a season high in yards.
Knight opened the game with a 34-yard run down the right sideline. He added two more 11-yard runs, setting up a 13-yard TD run by Dodd.
Temple's Mike McGann had a pass intercepted by cornerback Will Blackmon at BC's 4-yard line on its first possession, and the Eagles would capitalize.
Knight had a 42-yard run and four plays later Porter threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Grant Adams for a 14-0 lead.
On Boston College's third possession, Porter threw the deep pass over the middle to a wide-open Larry Lester for a 65-yard touchdown reception and a 21-0 lead.
Porter threw his third TD pass in the third quarter, an 18-yarder to Sean Ryan, and Dodd added a 50-yard touchdown run in the fourth as the Eagles won for the fourth time if five games.
Temple receivers dropped some easy passes and McGann, who was pulled for a series in the first half, was benched for good in the second. Walter Washington came in and threw touchdown passes of 6 and 29 yards, both to Phil Goodman.
Temple wide receiver Zamir Cobb set a team record with his 131st career reception. Cobb passed former Owl Sean Dillard, who had 130 receptions from 1999 to 2002.
Cobb finished with six catches for 44 yards.
Team Stat Comparison
|3rd Down Conversions||4-11||4-18|
|4th Down Conversions||0-2||2-5|
|TD||13:16||HORACE DODD 13 YD RUN (SANDRO SCIORTINO KICK)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 78 yards.
|TD||10:11||GRANT ADAMS 16 YD PASS FROM QUINTON PORTER (SANDRO SCIORTINO KICK)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 94 yards.
|TD||4:16||LARRY LESTER 65 YD PASS FROM QUINTON PORTER (SANDRO SCIORTINO KICK)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 80 yards.
|TD||7:22||SEAN RYAN 18 YD PASS FROM QUINTON PORTER (SANDRO SCIORTINO KICK)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 63 yards.
|TD||0:00||PHIL GOODMAN 6 YD PASS FROM WALTER WASHINGTON (MISSED KICK)|
Drive info: 13 plays, 54 yards.
|TD||14:11||HORACE DODD 50 YD RUN (SANDRO SCIORTINO KICK)|
Drive info: 2 plays, 58 yards.
|FG||3:53||SANDRO SCIORTINO 37 YD FG|
Drive info: 8 plays, 47 yards.
|TD||0:30||PHIL GOODMAN 29 YD PASS FROM WALTER WASHINGTON (JARED DAVIS KICK)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 33 yards.