Scores

Final

Temple 21

(0-5, 0-3 away)

Army 37

(2-3, 2-0 home)

12:00 PM ET, September 29, 2007

Michie Stadium, West Point, NY

1 2 3 4 T
TEM 7 14 0 021
ARMY 7 14 10 637

Top Performers

Passing: A. DiMichele (TEM) - 314 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: J. Harper (TEM) - 24 CAR, 71 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: B. Francis (TEM) - 6 REC, 133 YDS, 1 TD

Army 37, Temple 21

Associated Press

The Associated Press

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) -- Jeremy Trimble made a lasting impression on Temple coach Al Golden.

Trimble scored two long touchdowns in the second half, using his speed and instincts to lead Army over winless Temple 37-21 on Saturday.

"He did it all," Golden said. "We're glad he's graduating."

The teams traded touchdowns -- first Army, then Temple -- through the first half and went to halftime tied at 21. Then Trimble took over.

First came an 85-yard punt return as the third quarter was coming to a close. Trimble caught Jeff Wathne's punt and sprinted virtually untouched up the left sideline for an 85-yard touchdown.

"I'd like to tell you I knew we were going to have that return, but quite honestly, I called a block and we didn't get it," Army coach Stan Brock said. "Jeremy made that on his own."

Then, early in the fourth quarter, quarterback Carson Williams threw to his right to Trimble, just beyond the line of scrimmage. Picking up blocks by his teammates, reading the angles taken by the safeties and taking the approach of " pretty much, don't get caught," Trimble slipped two tackles, then avoided two more defenders in cutting across the field near the Temple 35. He charged to the left corner and dived into the end zone for the 37-21 lead.

"You're just trying to hit the sideline," Trimble said. "Pretty much it's run to daylight."

Trimble finished with five catches for 125 yards and three punt returns for 128 yards, but a fumble early in the game kept it from being a perfect performance.

"Sometimes he carries that ball too wide," Brock said. "So I jumped him and I told him, he just can't do it. Some kids will fold when you put that kind of pressure on them. Jeremy really doesn't. He never has."

Army improved to 2-3. Temple fell to 0-5.

Adam DiMichele was 23-for-42 passing for 314 yards for Temple with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

While Army's defense played well -- the Black Knights recovered three fumbles, intercepted two passes, sacked DiMichele twice and held Temple to 104 yards rushing -- the offense was not as efficient, despite Williams' two TD passes.

Army converted only three of its 14 third downs, though it was 1-for-1 on fourth down. Army gained 154 yards on the ground.

Williams was 11-for-26 passing for 175 yards with an interception for Army.

"Any time special teams or the defense scores, we'll take that," Williams said. "The overall goal is to win. Any time you put points on the board, it's definitely a positive."

It was Army's first win over a fellow team from the Football Bowl Subdivision this season. The Black Knights hadn't beaten a team from the Division I-A level since beating Baylor more than a year ago.

Corey Anderson's opening kickoff return snapped another streak for Army -- the Black Knights had not scored in the first quarter this season, with opponents outscoring them 32-0 before Saturday. With Anderson's touchdown 17 seconds into the game, it was the fastest Army scored in a game since 1969.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TEM
ARMY
1st Downs2514
Total Yards463329
Passing359175
Rushing104154
Penalties11-896-70
3rd Down Conversions7-163-14
4th Down Conversions0-21-1
Turnovers53
Possession32:5227:08

Passing Leaders

TempleC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
DiMichele23/423147.522
ArmyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Williams11/261756.721

Rushing Leaders

TempleCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harper24713.0123
Shelton2178.509
ArmyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Mealy17492.908
Dace9495.4034

Receiving Leaders

TempleRECYDSAVGTDLG
Francis613322.2152
Armstrong57915.8045
ArmyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Trimble512525.0169
Mooney12121.0021

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTEMARMY
TD14:43Corey Anderson 88 Yd Kickoff Return (Owen Tolson Kick) 07
TD00:12Jason Harper 25 Yd Pass From Adam Dimichele (Jake Brownell Kick)
Drive: 10 plays, 84 yds, 3:30
77
SECOND QUARTERTEMARMY
TD08:46Jordan Murray Recovered Fumble In End Zone (Owen Tolson Kick) 714
TD07:15Jason Harper 9 Yd Run (Jake Brownell Kick)
Drive: 4 plays, 64 yds, 1:19
1414
TD02:05Justin Larson 13 Yd Pass From Carson Williams (Owen Tolson Kick)
Drive: 4 plays, 35 yds, 1:30
1421
TD01:08Bruce Francis 27 Yd Pass From Adam Dimichele (Jake Brownell Kick)
Drive: 4 plays, 73 yds, :48
2121
THIRD QUARTERTEMARMY
FG07:13Owen Tolson 32 Yd
Drive: 7 plays, 11 yds, 2:03
2124
TD00:18Jeremy Trimble 85 Yd Punt Return (Owen Tolson Kick) 2131
FOURTH QUARTERTEMARMY
TD11:51Jeremy Trimble 69 Yd Pass From Carson Williams (Two-Point Run Conversion Failed)
Drive: 3 plays, 82 yds, 1:14
2137