Scores

Final

Temple 40

(5-2, 4-0 American)

Toledo 24

(4-4, 2-2 MAC)

7:00 PM ET, October 24, 2009

Glass Bowl, Toledo, OH

1 2 3 4 T
TEM 13 10 10 740
TOL 7 10 0 724

Top Performers

Passing: A. Pettee (TOL) - 265 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: B. Pierce (TEM) - 40 CAR, 212 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: S. Williams (TOL) - 8 REC, 76 YDS

Temple 40, Toledo 24

Associated Press

TOLEDO, Ohio -- Freshman Bernard Pierce rushed for a career-high 212 yards and three touchdowns and Temple defeated Toledo 40-24 for the Owls' fifth straight victory.

Pierce had 40 carries, including scoring runs of 1, 39 and 2 yards for Temple (5-2, 4-0 Mid-American Conference), which has won six straight league games going back to last year.

Vaughn Charlton was 11-for-20 for 122 yards and two touchdowns for the Owls, who led 23-7 with 9:58 left in the first half.

Toledo (4-4, 2-2), pulled within 23-17 by halftime, then Temple scored 17 straight points, capped by Charlton's 36-yard touchdown strike to Jason Harper with 11 minutes remaining.

Alex Pettee was 29-for-47 for 265 yards with two interceptions for the Rockets. He threw a 27-yard TD pass with 3:02 left.

The Owls, who lead the MAC in defense, held Toledo to 48 yards rushing on 23 carries.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TEM
TOL
1st Downs2019
Total Yards343313
Passing132265
Rushing21148
Penalties5-378-61
3rd Down Conversions6-155-15
4th Down Conversions0-11-2
Turnovers13
Possession36:0823:52

Passing Leaders

TempleC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Charlton11/201226.120
ToledoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Pettee29/472655.612

Rushing Leaders

TempleCARYDSAVGTDLG
Pierce402125.3339
Brown3134.308
ToledoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Collins17593.519
Pasquale210.507

Receiving Leaders

TempleRECYDSAVGTDLG
Campbell44010.0112
Harper13636.0136
ToledoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Williams8769.5020
Page8617.6017

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTEMTOL
TD11:43Michael Campbell 11 Yd Pass From Vaughn Charlton (Pat Blocked) 60
TD06:49Bernard Pierce 1 Yd Run (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 130
TD06:36Morgan Williams 85 Yd Kickoff Return (Alex Steigerwald Kick) 137
SECOND QUARTERTEMTOL
TD12:58Bernard Pierce 39 Yd Run (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 207
FG09:58Brandon McManus 30 Yd 237
FG06:16Alex Steigerwald 48 Yd 2310
TD00:38DaJuane Collins 6 Yd Run (Alex Steigerwald Kick) 2317
THIRD QUARTERTEMTOL
TD09:26Bernard Pierce 2 Yd Run (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 3017
FG04:16Brandon McManus 29 Yd 3317
FOURTH QUARTERTEMTOL
TD11:00Jason Harper 36 Yd Pass From Vaughn Charlton (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 4017
TD03:02Morgan Williams 27 Yd Pass From Alex Pettee (Alex Steigerwald Kick) 4024