Scores

Final

Temple 42

(6-2, 3-1 American)

Buffalo 0

(2-5, 1-2 MAC)

Coverage: GamePlan

12:00 PM ET, October 23, 2010

UB Stadium, Buffalo, NY

1 2 3 4 T
TEM 21 7 7 742
BUFF 0 0 0 00

Top Performers

Passing: M. Gerardi (TEM) - 131 YDS, 3 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: B. Pierce (TEM) - 23 CAR, 106 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: R. Streater (TEM) - 2 REC, 47 YDS, 2 TD

Temple 42, Buffalo 0

Associated Press

AMHERST, N.Y. -- Mike Gerardi threw for three touchdowns and Bernard Pierce scored on two runs as Temple easily handled Buffalo 42-0 on Saturday.

The Owls (6-2, 3-1 Mid-American Conference) scored touchdowns on four of their first five possessions, building a 28-0 lead early in the second quarter.

Buffalo (2-5, 1-2) did not cross midfield on offense until the 7:34 mark of the third quarter.

Gerardi connected with Rod Streater for touchdown passes of 42 and 5 yards and hit Michael Campbell for a 5-yard touchdown score. Pierce scored on touchdown runs of 2 and 10 yards.

Pierce finished with 106 yards on 23 carries while fellow running back Matt Brown had 109 yards on 20 attempts. Gerardi went 9-for-15 for 131 yards.

Temple outgained Buffalo 397-161 and forced four Bulls turnovers.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TEM
BUFF
1st Downs2411
Total Yards397161
Passing13198
Rushing26663
Penalties5-362-29
3rd Down Conversions8-142-17
4th Down Conversions0-00-4
Turnovers34
Possession36:1823:42

Passing Leaders

TempleC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Gerardi9/151318.732
BuffaloC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Zordich11/26983.803

Rushing Leaders

TempleCARYDSAVGTDLG
Brown201095.5031
Pierce231064.6224
BuffaloCARYDSAVGTDLG
Zordich17261.5010
Oliver10242.4011

Receiving Leaders

TempleRECYDSAVGTDLG
Streater24723.5242
Rodriguez34113.7018
BuffaloRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jackson5489.6022
Rivers22412.0012

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTEMBUFF
TD12:07Bernard Pierce 2 Yd Run (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 70
TD05:15Michael Campbell 5 Yd Pass From Mike Gerardi (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 140
TD02:06Bernard Pierce 10 Yd Run (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 210
SECOND QUARTERTEMBUFF
TD10:20Rod Streater 42 Yd Pass From Mike Gerardi (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 280
THIRD QUARTERTEMBUFF
TD08:28Rod Streater 5 Yd Pass From Mike Gerardi (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 350
FOURTH QUARTERTEMBUFF
TD11:51Ahkeem Smith 1 Yd Run (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 420