PHILADELPHIA -- Bernard Pierce ran for 152 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries, and set new Temple offensive records along the way, as the Owls blasted Buffalo, 34-0, on Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field.
Pierce crossed the 100-yard barrier for the fifth time this season, and set school season marks for rushing touchdowns (17), overall touchdowns (17) and points (102). He also surpassed the career mark for total touchdowns (44).
Even his backup joined the party. Matt Brown ran for 120 yards and a score on 12 carries as the Owls (5-2, 3-1 MAC) compiled 400 yards on the ground, and owned 39:08 time of possession, never really giving the Bulls (2-5, 1-2) an opportunity to fight back.
Temple, which has played one more conference game than the rest of the league, remains in first place in the MAC East Division, and evened its home record at 2-2.
Buffalo has lost four of the last five games.
A UCLA football player was suspended indefinitely Friday after he was arrested on suspicion of rape.
The tougher tests await down the road for No. 3 Baylor Bears, but coach Art Briles has seen enough of his Bears to know this is his best team.
A decision has been made that Randy Edsall will not be the football coach at Maryland next season, and discussions are taking place about how and when to separate, a source said Thursday night.
Appalachian State's board of trustees has approved a five-year contract for third-year football coach Scott Satterfield, who guided the Mountaineers through the transition from FCS to FBS.
Florida State running back Mario Pender has been released from the hospital but could be given a medical redshirt if he cannot return to the field this season.
The University of Wisconsin agreed to a 10-year deal with Under Armour on Friday worth a total of $96 million in cash and the retail value of products received.