Scores

Final

Ball State 19

(0-6, 0-2 MAC)

Temple 24

(3-2, 3-0 American)

1:00 PM ET, October 10, 2009

Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA

1 2 3 4 T
BALL 0 0 13 619
TEM 10 0 7 724

Top Performers

Passing: K. Page (BALL) - 237 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: B. Pierce (TEM) - 26 CAR, 125 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: T. Gibson (BALL) - 5 REC, 110 YDS, 1 TD

Temple 24, Ball St. 19

Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Record-setting freshman Bernard Pierce ran for 129 yards and two touchdowns, and Jaiquawn Jarrett grabbed two interceptions and recovered a fumble in Temple's 24-19 win over Ball State Saturday.

Pierce's short touchdown runs allowed the Owls to hold off a second-half charge by the Cardinals, who had had taken a third-quarter lead with 13 unanswered points.

Temple (3-2) has won three straight games to run its unbeaten Mid-American Conference record to 3-0. The Cardinals fell to 0-6 (0-2 MAC).

Pierce added a third game to a record he set last week, when he became the first freshman in school history to rush for 100 yards in two straight games.

The Owls led 10-0 after a 27-yard field goal from Brandon McManus and a 28-yard touchdown pass from Vaughn Charlton to James Nixon. Ball State's.

Dan Ifft caught a two-yard pass as time expired, for Ball State's final score.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BALL
TEM
1st Downs1523
Total Yards290292
Passing237186
Rushing53106
Penalties8-6710-85
3rd Down Conversions6-127-17
4th Down Conversions1-11-3
Turnovers51
Possession22:4437:16

Passing Leaders

Ball StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Page22/372376.422
TempleC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Charlton17/301866.210

Rushing Leaders

Ball StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lewis9546.0019
Williams461.516
TempleCARYDSAVGTDLG
Pierce261254.8218
Griffin12272.3010

Receiving Leaders

Ball StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gibson511022.0150
Orsbon10828.2016
TempleRECYDSAVGTDLG
Green23819.0033
Nixon23718.5128

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBALLTEM
FG07:12Brandon McManus 27 Yd 03
TD04:47James Nixon 28 Yd Pass From Vaughn Charlton (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 010
THIRD QUARTERBALLTEM
TD10:59Torieal Gibson 50 Yd Pass From Kelly Page (Ian Mcgarvey Kick) 710
TD08:47Eric Williams Recovered Fumble In End Zone (Pat Failed) 1310
TD04:48Bernard Pierce 2 Yd Run (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 1317
FOURTH QUARTERBALLTEM
TD03:29Bernard Pierce 3 Yd Run (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 1324
TD00:00Daniel Ifft 2 Yd Pass From Kelly Page 1924