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Freshman RB leads Temple to 24-19 over Ball St.

Oct 10, 2009 - 8:44 PM PHILADELPHIA(AP) -- 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.








  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BALL ST 0 0 13 6 19
    TEMPLE 10 0 14 0 24 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: TEMPLE - FG, BRANDON MCMANUS 27 YD,
    7:48. TEMPLE 3-0
    TEMPLE - TD, JAMES NIXON 28 YD PASS
    FROM VAUGHN CHARLTON (BRANDON
    MCMANUS KICK), 10:13. TEMPLE
    10-0
    3RD QUARTER: BALL ST - TD, TORIEAL GIBSON 50 YD
    PA

    Ball State 19, Temple 24  FinalOct 10 4:21 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD TEMPLE
    BERNARD PIERCE 3 YD RUN
    (BRANDON MCMANUS KICK)
    BALL ST 13
    TEMPLE 24 3:24 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Ball State 13, Temple 24  3rd - 3:24Oct 10 4:11 PM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BALL ST 0 0 13 13
    TEMPLE 10 0 7 17 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: TEMPLE - FG, BRANDON MCMANUS 27 YD,
    7:48. TEMPLE 3-0
    TEMPLE - TD, JAMES NIXON 28 YD PASS
    FROM VAUGHN CHARLTON (BRANDON
    MCMANUS KICK), 10:13. TEMPLE
    10-0
    3RD QUARTER: BALL ST - TD, TORIEAL G

    Oct 10 3:51 PM
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    Ball State 13, Temple 17  3rd - 4:48Oct 10 3:23 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD TEMPLE
    BERNARD PIERCE 2 YD RUN
    (BRANDON MCMANUS KICK)
    BALL ST 13
    TEMPLE 17 4:48 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Ball State 13, Temple 17  3rd - 4:48Oct 10 3:20 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD BALL ST
    ERIC WILLIAMS 0 YD FUMBLE RETURN
    (PAT FAILED)
    BALL ST 13
    TEMPLE 10 8:47 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Ball State 13, Temple 10  3rd - 8:47Oct 10 3:20 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD BALL ST
    TORIEAL GIBSON 50 YD PASS FROM KELLY PAGE
    (IAN MCGARVEY KICK)
    BALL ST 7
    TEMPLE 10 10:59 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Ball State 7, Temple 10  3rd - 10:59Oct 10 3:05 PM


  • NCAAF HALFTIME
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BALL ST 0 0 0
    TEMPLE 10 0 10 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: TEMPLE - FG, BRANDON MCMANUS 27 YD,
    7:48. TEMPLE 3-0
    TEMPLE - TD, JAMES NIXON 28 YD PASS
    FROM VAUGHN CHARLTON (BRANDON
    MCMANUS KICK), 10:13. TEMPLE
    10-0

    Oct 10 2:50 PM


  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    BALL ST 0 0
    TEMPLE 10 10 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: TEMPLE - FG, BRANDON MCMANUS 27 YD,
    7:48. TEMPLE 3-0
    TEMPLE - TD, JAMES NIXON 28 YD PASS
    FROM VAUGHN CHARLTON (BRANDON
    MCMANUS KICK), 10:13. TEMPLE
    10-0

    Oct 10 2:10 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD TEMPLE
    JAMES NIXON 28 YD PASS FROM VAUGHN CHARLTON
    (BRANDON MCMANUS KICK)
    BALL ST 0
    TEMPLE 10 4:47 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Ball State 0, Temple 10  1st - 4:47Oct 10 1:40 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG TEMPLE
    BRANDON MCMANUS 27 YD
    BALL ST 0
    TEMPLE 3 7:12 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Ball State 0, Temple 3  1st - 7:12Oct 10 1:30 PM