BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) -- Omar Jacobs threw for 326 yards and
four touchdowns and Corey Partridge returned a punt 79 yards for a
score to help Bowling Green rout Temple 70-7 on Saturday.
Jacobs finished 26-for-30, rolling up impressive statistics
against a Temple defense that allows over 50 points per game. Steve
Sanders had five receptions for 108 yards and two touchdowns and
Charles Sharon finished with seven catches for 95 yards and a
Umar Ferguson was the lone bright spot for the Owls (0-5),
rushing for 132 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries.
Bowling Green (2-2) took the opening kickoff and put together an
11-play, 80-yard drive culminating in Jacobs' 20-yard TD pass to
Sharon. The redshirt junior tossed a 13-yard pass to P.J. Pope with
5:16 left in the first to make it 14-0 Falcons.
Sanders took over in the second, getting into the end zone three
times to help Bowling Green grab a 42-7 lead at halftime. He hauled
in 20- and 6-yard touchdown passes and carried the ball 21 yards
for another score.
Antonio Smith intercepted a Mike McGann pass and returned it 53
yards for a touchdown in the second half.
McGann finished 8-for-16 for just 66 yards with three
interceptions. Temple had 263 yards of offense.
Four different Falcons rushed for a touchdown as Bowling Green
rolled up 30 first downs and 461 yards of offense.
Jacobs, who played just over a half, has completed over 63
percent of his passes this season for 1,432 yards and 17 touchdowns
with just two interceptions. He led the country with 41 TD passes
last season and threw only four interceptions.