Scores

Final

Temple 41

(2-0, 1-0 away)

Akron 3

(0-2, 0-1 home)

6:00 PM ET, September 10, 2011

InfoCision Stadium, Akron, OH

1 2 3 4 T
TEM 7 21 3 1041
AKR 3 0 0 03

Top Performers

Passing: M. Gerardi (TEM) - 93 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: B. Pierce (TEM) - 18 CAR, 150 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: M. Suel (AKR) - 4 REC, 77 YDS

Temple 41, Akron 3

Associated Press

AKRON, Ohio -- Bernard Pierce rushed for 150 yards and scored three touchdowns in the second quarter as Temple routed Akron 41-3 on Saturday night.

The game was halted because of lightning with 6:04 left in the first quarter, resuming after a delay of 1 hour and 19 minutes.

The Owls (2-0, 1-0 Mid-American Conference) opened consecutive seasons at 2-0 for the first time since the late 1960s and won their fifth straight over the Zips (0-2, 0-1).

With Temple leading 7-3, Akron quarterback Clayton Moore was sacked and fumbled. Kamal Johnson recovered for the Owls at the Zips 4, and Pierce scored on a 3-yard run with 13:59 left in the first half. He scored twice more in the next 8:17, on runs of 2 and 37 yards to give Temple a 28-3 halftime lead.

Pierce tied his career mark for touchdowns in a game for the second straight week.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TEM
AKR
1st Downs2213
Total Yards416269
Passing111227
Rushing30542
Penalties4-348-60
3rd Down Conversions5-123-14
4th Down Conversions1-11-4
Turnovers12
Possession30:3929:21

Passing Leaders

TempleC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Gerardi7/17935.510
AkronC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Moore12/261927.401

Rushing Leaders

TempleCARYDSAVGTDLG
Pierce181508.3337
Brown16855.3015
AkronCARYDSAVGTDLG
Chisholm12635.3035
Bostick273.507

Receiving Leaders

TempleRECYDSAVGTDLG
Rodriguez33712.3015
Jones23417.0122
AkronRECYDSAVGTDLG
Suel47719.3026
Russell26030.0045

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTEMAKR
TD03:59Joe Jones 22 Yd Pass From Mike Gerardi (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 70
FG01:12T.J. Marchese 48 Yd 73
SECOND QUARTERTEMAKR
TD13:59Bernard Pierce 3 Yd Run (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 143
TD09:25Bernard Pierce 2 Yd Run (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 213
TD05:42Bernard Pierce 37 Yd Run (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 283
THIRD QUARTERTEMAKR
FG04:53Brandon McManus 23 Yd 313
FOURTH QUARTERTEMAKR
FG09:33Brandon McManus 27 Yd 343
TD02:46Kenneth Harper 1 Yd Run (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 413