Temple 14

(0-5, 0-4 away)

Vanderbilt 43

(2-3, 2-1 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 30, 2006

Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, TN

1 2 3 4 T
TEM 0 7 7 014
VAN 10 14 19 043

Top Performers

Passing: C. Nickson (VAN) - 162 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: C. Jackson-Garrison (VAN) - 13 CAR, 142 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: S. Bright (VAN) - 4 REC, 92 YDS, 2 TD

Vanderbilt 43, Temple 14

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Cassen Jackson-Garrison and Jared Hawkins each ran for two touchdowns to help Vanderbilt rout Temple 43-14 on Saturday night.

The Commodores (2-3) rushed for 279 yards, led by Jackson-Garrison's 142, and Chris Nickson completed nine of 20 passes for 162 yards and two TD passes to Steven Bright.

The Vanderbilt defense forced three turnovers and held the Owls (0-5) to 270 yards.

Vanderbilt was on the verge of a 24-0 halftime lead after Brett Upson's punt pinned the Owls at their own 22 with 23 seconds left.

But Temple's Adam DiMichele handed off to Tim Brown, who spun through a host of Commodores defenders and dashed untouched down the right sideline for a 78-yard scoring run as time expired. It was the third-longest rushing play in Temple history.

Jackson-Garrison had first-half scoring runs of 43 and 16 yards, and Chris Nickson threw a 30-yard touchdown to Bright. Vanderbilt's Bryant Hahnfelt also added a 51-yard field goal in the first quarter.

Temple tried to capitalize on the momentum of their second quarter touchdown with an onside kick by Danny Murphy to open the second half.

But Vanderbilt's Broderick Stewart recovered the ball at the Commodore 48, starting a 5-play scoring drive capped by Jared Hawkins' 13-yard touchdown run.

The Owls responded with a 15-play, 80-yard drive to cut the Vanderbilt lead when DiMichele hit Marcus Brown with a 10-yard touchdown pass. It was DiMichele's first career touchdown pass, and Brown's first career touchdown reception.

But Vanderbilt answered with two quick scores in the game's next 3:05.

Nickson hit Bright for a 38-yard touchdown pass, and after Temple fumbled on its own 16, Hawkins added an 8-yard scoring run two plays later. Hahnfelt missed both extra points.