Scores

Final

Temple 3

(8-4, 5-3 American)

Miami (OH) 23

(8-4, 7-1 MAC)

Coverage: ESPN2

7:00 PM ET, November 23, 2010

Yager Stadium, OXFORD, OH

1 2 3 4 T
TEM 3 0 0 03
M-OH 6 7 3 723

Top Performers

Passing: A. Boucher (M-OH) - 155 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: T. Merriweather (M-OH) - 22 CAR, 182 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: N. Harwell (KU) - 5 REC, 72 YDS, 1 TD

Miami (Ohio) 23, Temple 3

Associated Press

OXFORD, Ohio -- Thomas Merriweather scored on a 96-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter as Miami (Ohio) blew out Temple 23-3 on Tuesday night in Mid-American Conference action.

The RedHawks (8-4, 7-1) clinched a share of the Eastern Division title with the victory.

Merriweather rushed for 182 yards on 22 carries as Miami ran for 253 yards and held the Owls to 70 yards on the ground.

Temple (8-4, 5-3) took an early 3-0 lead on a 23-yard field goal from Brandon McManus with 5:45 left in the opening quarter.

Miami answered on the ensuing possession with a six-play, 74-yard drive that ended with a 34-yard touchdown pass from Austin Boucher to Nick Harwell. A missed extra point gave the RedHawks a 6-3 lead.

An 8-yard touchdown pass from Boucher to Armand Robinson with 1:39 left before halftime put Miami in front 14-3 at the break.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TEM
M-OH
1st Downs1215
Total Yards215408
Passing145155
Rushing70253
Penalties4-223-15
3rd Down Conversions2-137-16
4th Down Conversions0-10-1
Turnovers41
Possession24:4435:16

Passing Leaders

TempleC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Gerardi11/271084.002
Miami (OH)C/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Boucher15/281555.521

Rushing Leaders

TempleCARYDSAVGTDLG
Brown14564.0014
Streater33311.0017
Miami (OH)CARYDSAVGTDLG
Merriweather221828.3196
Boucher9374.1015

Receiving Leaders

TempleRECYDSAVGTDLG
Streater24321.5037
Alderman34113.7023
Miami (OH)RECYDSAVGTDLG
Harwell57214.4134
Robinson6437.2123

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTEMM-OH
FG05:45Brandon McManus 23 Yd 30
TD02:18Nick Harwell 34 Yd Pass From Austin Boucher (Pat Failed) 36
SECOND QUARTERTEMM-OH
TD01:39Armand Robinson 8 Yd Pass From Austin Boucher (Trevor Cook Kick) 313
THIRD QUARTERTEMM-OH
FG02:44Trevor Cook 21 Yd 316
FOURTH QUARTERTEMM-OH
TD09:08Thomas Merriweather 96 Yd Run (Trevor Cook Kick) 323