Scores

Final

Buffalo 13

(1-3, 0-1 MAC)

Temple 37

(1-2, 1-0 American)

Coverage: GamePlan

12:00 PM ET, September 26, 2009

Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA

1 2 3 4 T
BUFF 0 6 0 713
TEM 3 17 10 737

Top Performers

Passing: Z. Maynard (CAL) - 281 YDS, 1 TD, 4 INT

Rushing: B. Pierce (TEM) - 20 CAR, 116 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: N. Roosevelt (BUFF) - 9 REC, 120 YDS

Temple 37, Buffalo 13

Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Elijah Joseph returned an interception 95 yards for a touchdown and James Dixon scored on a 92-yard kickoff return to help Temple beat Buffalo 37-13 on Saturday.

The Owls (1-2, 1-0 Mid-American Conference) defeated Buffalo for the first time since 1970. It was also Temple's first win over the Bulls (1-3, 0-1) in four meetings under coach Al Golden.

Temple took a 20-6 lead in the second quarter when Joseph picked off Buffalo quarterback Zach Maynard's pass. The Owls opened the second half with a seven-play, 71-yard drive that was capped by Vaughn Charlton's 5-yard passing score to Evan Rodriguez.

Maynard, a sophomore, finished with four interceptions for Buffalo and was replaced by freshman Jerry Davis.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BUFF
TEM
1st Downs2016
Total Yards380293
Passing28195
Rushing99198
Penalties3-383-24
3rd Down Conversions5-133-12
4th Down Conversions0-00-1
Turnovers51
Possession30:4629:14

Passing Leaders

BuffaloC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Maynard26/412816.914
TempleC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Charlton6/17955.611

Rushing Leaders

BuffaloCARYDSAVGTDLG
Thermilus8313.905
Nduka7284.0014
TempleCARYDSAVGTDLG
Pierce201165.8120
McPherson11373.4014

Receiving Leaders

BuffaloRECYDSAVGTDLG
Roosevelt912013.3025
Hamlin67011.7028
TempleRECYDSAVGTDLG
Nixon14848.0048
Jones12222.0022

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBUFFTEM
FG06:02Brandon McManus 35 Yd 03
SECOND QUARTERBUFFTEM
FG12:38A.J. Principe 36 Yd 33
FG10:14A.J. Principe 32 Yd 63
TD10:01James Nixon 92 Yd Kickoff Return (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 610
FG02:59Brandon McManus 22 Yd 613
TD00:07Elijah Joseph 95 Yd Interception Return (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 620
THIRD QUARTERBUFFTEM
TD11:34Evan Rodriguez 5 Yd Pass From Vaughn Charlton (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 627
FG08:17Brandon McManus 33 Yd 630
FOURTH QUARTERBUFFTEM
TD11:56Marcus Rivers 6 Yd Pass From Zach Maynard (A.J. Principe Kick) 1330
TD09:23Bernard Pierce 18 Yd Run (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 1337