Scores

Final

Temple 42

(4-2, 2-1 American)

Ball State 0

(3-3, 1-1 MAC)

2:00 PM ET, October 8, 2011

Scheumann Stadium, Muncie, IN

1 2 3 4 T
TEM 14 14 0 1442
BALL 0 0 0 00

Top Performers

Passing: C. Stewart (TEM) - 160 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: B. Pierce (TEM) - 30 CAR, 121 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: J. Jones (TEM) - 5 REC, 56 YDS, 1 TD

Temple 42, Ball St. 0

Associated Press

MUNCIE, Ind. -- Bernard Pierce ran for three scores to become Temple's all-time leader in rushing touchdowns, helping the Owls spoil Ball State's homecoming game with a dominating 42-0 win Saturday.

Pierce totaled 121 yards rushing on 30 carries. His second touchdown, a 4-yarder with 8:05 left in the first half, was the 40th of his career. Paul Palmer had 39 touchdowns for the Owls from 1983-86.

Matt Brown added 15 carries for 114 yards and a score, and Chris Coyer had a 74-yard touchdown run on his only carry for Temple (4-2, 2-1 Mid-American Conference), which was playing its first-ever game in Muncie. Chester Stewart threw for 160 yards, including a 24-yard touchdown to Joe Jones for the Owls' first score.

Ball State (3-3, 1-1) could manage nothing offensively. Keith Wenning threw for 155 yards but was intercepted twice and lost a fumble. Jahwan Edwards led the Cardinals with 66 yards rushing.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TEM
BALL
1st Downs2318
Total Yards510236
Passing160155
Rushing35081
Penalties6-726-39
3rd Down Conversions11-154-13
4th Down Conversions1-20-0
Turnovers03
Possession36:3223:28

Passing Leaders

TempleC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Stewart10/1316012.310
Ball StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Wenning19/341554.602

Rushing Leaders

TempleCARYDSAVGTDLG
Pierce301214.0329
Brown151147.6139
Ball StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Edwards16664.1015
Donigan5346.8015

Receiving Leaders

TempleRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jones55611.2124
Alderman14848.0048
Ball StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Orsbon66811.3020
Snead4256.3011

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTEMBALL
TD05:27Joe Jones 24 Yd Pass From Chester Stewart (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 70
TD00:59Bernard Pierce 2 Yd Run (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 140
SECOND QUARTERTEMBALL
TD08:05Bernard Pierce 4 Yd Run (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 210
TD04:35Bernard Pierce 1 Yd Run (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 280
FOURTH QUARTERTEMBALL
TD10:37Matt Brown 7 Yd Run (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 350
TD07:29Chris Coyer 74 Yd Run (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 420