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 final decision in Ohio State's quarterback derby won't be revealed until just before the season kicks off, but Urban Meyer isn't ruling out playing both his decorated candidates.
Baylor coach Art Briles said Monday his fourth-ranked Bears have not been distracted by the swirling controversy surrounding the program's handling of former defensive end Sam Ukwuachu.
Junior transfer Chad Kelly, the nephew of NFL Hall of Famer Jim Kelly, will start at quarterback for Ole Miss in the Rebels' opener against Tennessee Martin on Saturday.
Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison, who injured his left knee in January and needed two surgeries to repair the damage, will play in Saturday's opener against New Mexico State.
Middle Tennessee coach Rick Stockstill has named his son, redshirt freshman Brent Stockstill, his starting quarterback for the Blue Raiders' season opener against Jackson State.
North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz suffered a high ankle sprain in Saturday's season opener and is questionable for their next game Sept. 12 against Weber State.