Scores

Final/OT

Cent Michigan 10

(1-1, 0-1 away)

Temple 13

(2-0, 2-0 home)

Coverage: ESPNU

7:00 PM ET, September 9, 2010

Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA

1 2 3 4 OT T
CMU 0 0 7 3 010
TEM 0 7 3 0 313

Top Performers

Passing: R. Radcliff (CMU) - 299 YDS, 2 INT

Rushing: B. Pierce (TEM) - 10 CAR, 57 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: C. Wilson (CMU) - 7 REC, 153 YDS

Temple beats Central Michigan in OT in both teams' MAC opener

Associated Press

PHILADEPHIA -- Brandon McManus hit a 30-yard field goal in overtime to give Temple a 13-10 victory over Central Michigan on Thursday night in the Mid-American Conference opener for both teams.

McManus won it for the Owls (2-0) after Kee-ayre Griffin intercepted Ryan Radcliffe's pass to end Central Michigan's lone overtime possession.

Central Michigan (1-1) forced overtime with David Harman's 31-yard field goal with 1:11 left in regulation. The Chippewas, winners of three of the last four conference titles, had won 18 straight against MAC East Division teams.

Central Michigan had a chance to win in regulation after Temple fumbled on its own 35 with 35 seconds to go. Radcliffe completed a 3-yard pass to Paris Cotton, but the quarterback then wasted considerable time -- electing not to spike the ball to stop the clock -- and fumbled way behind the line of scrimmage in the final seconds.

A week after making a late field goal to beat Villanova, McManus missed two first-half attempts before giving the Owls a 10-7 lead in the third quarter with a 31-yarder.

Temple's Bernard Pierce opened the scoring with a 4-yard run late in the first half, and Central Michigan tied it in the third quarter on Cotton's 1-yard run.

Temple is 2-0 for the first time since 1981.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CMU
TEM
1st Downs1616
Total Yards342265
Passing299151
Rushing43114
Penalties8-745-50
3rd Down Conversions7-145-12
4th Down Conversions1-20-0
Turnovers32
Possession31:4028:20

Passing Leaders

Central MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Radcliff25/352998.502
TempleC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Stewart16/221516.900

Rushing Leaders

Central MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cotton16402.518
Wilson6254.2012
TempleCARYDSAVGTDLG
Pierce10575.7124
Brown16483.0022

Receiving Leaders

Central MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wilson715321.9070
Fraser44912.3022
TempleRECYDSAVGTDLG
Streater26432.0056
Brown4174.308

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERCMUTEM
TD01:33Bernard Pierce 4 Yd Run. (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 07
THIRD QUARTERCMUTEM
TD07:45Paris Cotton 1 Yd Run. (Paul Mudgett Kick) 77
FG02:17Brandon McManus 31 Yd 710
FOURTH QUARTERCMUTEM
FG01:11David Harman 31 Yd 1010
OVERTIMECMUTEM
FGBrandon McManus 30 Yd 1013