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Temple tops Akron, 56-17, for eighth straight win

Nov 14, 2009 - 5:25 AM AKRON, Ohio(AP) -- Chester Stewart threw two touchdown passes Friday night and ran for two scores to lead Temple to a 56-17 victory over Akron that kept the Owls on track for a spot in the Mid-American Conference championship game.

The Owls (8-2, 6-0), winners of eight straight, have their best record since going 10-2 in 1979, when they made their last bowl appearance. Temple defeated California 28-17 in the 1979 Garden State Bowl - then endured losing records in 27 of the next 29 seasons.

Akron (2-8, 1-5) led 17-7 after Sean Fobbs recovered a bad snap from center in the Owls' end zone with 3:06 left in the first quarter.

Temple scored 49 unanswered points to extend its longest win streak since finishing 1973 on an eight-game run. The Owls opened 1974 with six straight victories.

Bernard Pierce ran for 97 yards on 19 carries. His 2-yard run with 31 seconds left in the first half was his 15th rushing touchdown this season, matching the Owls' record shared by Paul Palmer (1986) and Walter Washington (2004).

Stewart, a sophomore making his second start, completed six of 11 passes for 145 yards. He connected with Michael Campbell for a 63-yard TD pass on the game's fifth play - the longest pass play allowed by the Zips this season.

Akron quarterback Patrick Nicely quickly drove the Zips 78 yards in seven plays, capped by a tying 9-yard TD pass to Andre Jones.

The Zips went ahead on a 45-yard field goal by Branko Rogovic and Fobbs scored 1:54 later. Center John Palumbo snapped the ball nowhere near Stewart, who was in shotgun formation at his own 26. Fobbs slapped at the ball at the 5 and finally fell on it in the end zone for the score.

Temple's James Nixon ran 22 yards to score with 10 seconds left in the wild first quarter to make it 17-14.

The Owls went back ahead on a 66-yard punt return by Delano Green midway through the second. Stewart added an 8-yard run and Pierce's run made it 35-17 at the half.

The Owls' point total was their most since a 56-28 win over Rutgers in 1999.






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    Temple 56, Akron 17  FinalNov 14 7:29 AM
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  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    TEMPLE 14 21 7 14 56
    AKRON 17 0 0 0 17 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: TEMPLE - TD, MICHAEL CAMPBELL 63 YD
    PASS FROM CHESTER STEWART
    (VAUGHN CHARLTON KICK), 2:26.
    TEMPLE 7-0
    AKRON - TD, ANDRE JONES 9 YD PASS
    FROM PATRICK NICELY (BRANKO
    ROGOVIC KICK), 5:31. AKRON 7-7
    AKRON -

    Nov 14 12:05 AM


  • NCAAF
    TD TEMPLE
    MATT BROWN 5 YD RUN
    (BRANDON MCMANUS KICK)
    TEMPLE 56
    AKRON 17 11:31 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Temple 56, Akron 17  4th - 11:31Nov 13 11:40 PM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    TEMPLE 14 21 7 42
    AKRON 17 0 0 17 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: TEMPLE - TD, MICHAEL CAMPBELL 63 YD
    PASS FROM CHESTER STEWART
    (VAUGHN CHARLTON KICK), 2:26.
    TEMPLE 7-0
    AKRON - TD, ANDRE JONES 9 YD PASS
    FROM PATRICK NICELY (BRANKO
    ROGOVIC KICK), 5:31. AKRO

    Temple 42, Akron 17  End of 3rdNov 13 11:20 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD TEMPLE
    CHESTER STEWART 1 YD RUN
    (BRANDON MCMANUS KICK)
    TEMPLE 49
    AKRON 17 14:31 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Temple 49, Akron 17  4th - 14:31Nov 13 11:20 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD TEMPLE
    JOE JONES 24 YD PASS FROM CHESTER STEWART
    (BRANDON MCMANUS KICK)
    TEMPLE 42
    AKRON 17 9:37 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Temple 42, Akron 17  3rd - 9:37Nov 13 11:00 PM


  • NCAAF HALFTIME
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    TEMPLE 14 21 35
    AKRON 17 0 17 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: TEMPLE - TD, MICHAEL CAMPBELL 63 YD
    PASS FROM CHESTER STEWART
    (VAUGHN CHARLTON KICK), 2:26.
    TEMPLE 7-0
    AKRON - TD, ANDRE JONES 9 YD PASS
    FROM PATRICK NICELY (BRANKO
    ROGOVIC KICK), 5:31. AKRON 7-7
    AK

    Nov 13 10:40 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD TEMPLE
    BERNARD PIERCE 2 YD RUN
    (BRANDON MCMANUS KICK)
    TEMPLE 35
    AKRON 17 0:29 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Temple 35, Akron 17  2nd - 0:29Nov 13 10:15 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD TEMPLE
    CHESTER STEWART 8 YD RUN
    (BRANDON MCMANUS KICK)
    TEMPLE 21
    AKRON 17 1:08 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Temple 21, Akron 17  2nd - 1:08Nov 13 10:15 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD AKRON
    SEAN FOBBS 0 YD FUMBLE RETURN
    (BRANKO ROGOVIC KICK)
    TEMPLE 28
    AKRON 17 3:08 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Temple 28, Akron 17  1st - 3:08Nov 13 10:15 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG AKRON
    BRANKO ROGOVIC 45 YD
    TEMPLE 28
    AKRON 10 5:01 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Temple 28, Akron 10  1st - 5:01Nov 13 10:15 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD AKRON
    ANDRE JONES 9 YD PASS FROM PATRICK NICELY
    (BRANKO ROGOVIC KICK)
    TEMPLE 28
    AKRON 7 9:29 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Temple 28, Akron 7  1st - 9:29Nov 13 10:15 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD TEMPLE
    JAMES NIXON 22 YD RUN
    (BRANDON MCMANUS KICK)
    TEMPLE 21
    AKRON 17 0:10 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Temple 21, Akron 17  1st - 0:10Nov 13 9:55 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD TEMPLE
    DELANO GREEN 66 YD PUNT RETURN
    (BRANDON MCMANUS KICK)
    TEMPLE 14
    AKRON 17 6:15 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Temple 14, Akron 17  2nd - 6:15Nov 13 9:50 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD TEMPLE
    JAMES NIXON 22 YD RUN
    (BRANDON MCMANUS KICK)
    TEMPLE 21
    AKRON 17 0:10 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Temple 21, Akron 17  1st - 0:10Nov 13 9:50 PM


  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    TEMPLE 14 14
    AKRON 17 17 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: TEMPLE - TD, MICHAEL CAMPBELL 63 YD
    PASS FROM CHESTER STEWART
    (VAUGHN CHARLTON KICK), 2:26.
    TEMPLE 7-0
    AKRON - TD, ANDRE JONES 9 YD PASS
    FROM PATRICK NICELY (BRANKO
    ROGOVIC KICK), 5:30. AKRO

    Nov 13 9:25 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD TEMPLE
    JAMES NIXON 22 YD RUN
    (BRANDON MCMANUS KICK)
    TEMPLE 14
    AKRON 17 0:09 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Temple 14, Akron 17  1st - 0:09Nov 13 9:25 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD AKRON
    SEAN FOBBS 0 YD FUMBLE RETURN
    (BRANKO ROGOVIC KICK)
    TEMPLE 7
    AKRON 17 3:06 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Temple 7, Akron 17  1st - 3:06Nov 13 9:20 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG AKRON
    BRANKO ROGOVIC 45 YD
    TEMPLE 7
    AKRON 10 5:00 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Temple 7, Akron 10  1st - 5:00Nov 13 9:05 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD AKRON
    ANDRE JONES 9 YD PASS FROM PATRICK NICELY
    (BRANKO ROGOVIC KICK)
    TEMPLE 7
    AKRON 7 9:30 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Temple 7, Akron 7  1st - 9:30Nov 13 8:55 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD TEMPLE
    MICHAEL CAMPBELL 63 YD PASS FROM CHESTER STEWART
    (VAUGHN CHARLTON KICK)
    TEMPLE 7
    AKRON 0 12:34 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Temple 7, Akron 0  1st - 12:34Nov 13 8:45 PM
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