Boxscore
Temple 38, Maryland 7
Saturday, September 24, 2011 12:30 PM
Location - Byrd Stadium
Attendance - 39102

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Temple 21 10 0 7 38
Maryland 0 0 0 7 7

Recap


Bernard Pierce ran for a career-high five touchdowns – four in the first half – and first-year coach Steve Addazio’s quarterback change sparked visiting Temple's shocking 38-7 rout of Maryland on Saturday.

The Owls (3-1) recorded their first win against Maryland in the seventh meeting between the teams. It was Temple’s third win - and first on the road - over a BCS school since 2002.

Coincidentally, the last two victories have been at the expense of Randy Edsall, who was the head coach at Connecticut when Temple beat the Huskies in Pennsylvania last year.

Pierce had touchdown runs of 1, 9, 4, 44 and 13 yards and now leads the FBS with 12 touchdowns He finished with 149 yards.

The only thing more eye-opening than Maryland’s neon yellow jerseys with red and black trimming was the Terrapins’ incompetence. The high-powered Maryland (1-2) offense was held to 121 yards in the first half and trailed 31-0 at intermission.

Also stunning was the Owls’ offensive production, which coincided with Addazio’s decision to switch quarterbacks after Mike Gerardi’s struggles cost Temple a chance at its first win in 70 years over rival Penn State. 

Senior Chester Stewart, making his 15th career start, made Addazio look like a genius. Stewart gave the Owls’ offense a dimension it had been lacking, evidenced by his 54-yard completion to Evan Rodriguez on Temple's third play from scrimmage that set up Pierce’s first touchdown run.

Temple took a commanding 21-0 lead after Pierce’s third score, which was set up by a blocked punt.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 12:18
Temple   TD  Maryland 0 - Temple 7
1st Quarter - 7:45
Temple   TD  Maryland 0 - Temple 14
1st Quarter - 4:38
Temple   TD  Maryland 0 - Temple 21
2nd Quarter - 9:54
Temple   TD  Maryland 0 - Temple 28
2nd Quarter - 0:00
Temple   FG  Maryland 0 - Temple 31
4th Quarter - 10:00
Temple   TD  Maryland 0 - Temple 38
4th Quarter - 4:31
Maryland   TD  Maryland 7 - Temple 38
TEAMS

Team Records

  Temple Maryland
W/L 3 - 1 - 0 1 - 2 - 0
Conference 1 - 0 - 0 1 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Temple Maryland
Score 38 7
First Downs 21 14
3rd Down Efficiency 8-for-15
53%
4-for-14
29%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
1-for-3
33%
Total Yards 425 240
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 62-285 23-45
Average/Rush 4.6 2.0
Passing
Comp-Att 9-9 21-37
Passing Yards 140 195
Average/Pass Play 12.7 4.9
Penalties-Yards 3-25 4-40
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Time of Possession 41:01 18:59

PLAYER STATS

Temple (3 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Stewart 9/9 140 0 0
Maryland (1 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. O'Brien 17/33 153 0 1
C. Brown 4/4 42 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
B. Pierce 32 149 4.7 5
M. Brown 12 75 6.2 0
C. Stewart 9 43 4.8 0
K. Harper 7 21 3.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
C. Brown 2 29 14.5 0
D. Meggett 9 20 2.2 0
J. Pickett 2 7 3.5 0
J. Wilson 1 4 4.0 0
D. Adams 3 0 0.0 0
D. O'Brien 6 -15 -2.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
E. Rodriguez 5 96 19.2 0
R. Streater 2 25 12.5 0
D. Miller 1 12 12.0 0
J. Jones 1 7 7.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
K. Boykins 8 76 9.5 0
K. Dorsey 5 61 12.2 0
T. Logan 3 23 7.7 0
D. Campbell 1 18 18.0 1
M. Leak 2 14 7.0 0
J. Pickett 1 4 4.0 0
M. Furstenburg 1 -1 -1.0 0
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