Boxscore
Maryland 36, Temple 27
Saturday, September 8, 2012 12:00 PM
Location - Lincoln Financial Field
Attendance - 23322

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Maryland 3 23 3 7 36
Temple 3 0 14 10 27

Recap


Maryland 36, Temple 27: Freshman Perry Hills tossed the first two touchdown passes of his career and rushed for another as Maryland staved off Temple at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

Hills, who was intercepted three times last week in a 7-6 win over William & Mary, connected on second-quarter scoring strikes to tight end Matt Furstenburg and Marcus Leak before rushing for an 11-yard touchdown. Justus Pickett capped the scoring with a 7-yard touchdown run with 2:51 remaining in the fourth quarter as the Terrapins (2-0) avenged last season's lopsided 38-7 loss to the Owls.

Temple (1-1), which saw its five-game winning streak come to an end, mustered just two first downs and 34 total yards en route to a 26-3 halftime deficit.

The Owls busted out in the third quarter as Kenneth Harper scored a 1-yard touchdown and C.J. Hammond reeled in a 62-yard reception from Chris Coyer to trim Maryland's lead to 29-17. After Brandon McManus connected on his second field goal, Maryland's Wes Brown fumbled and Coyer hooked up with Jalen Fitzpatrick on a 35-yard touchdown pass to bring the Owls within two at 29-27 with 7:04 remaining in the fourth quarter.

Stefon Diggs' key 38-yard reception on a third-and-11 preserved Maryland's ensuing drive before Pickett split the defense for a 7-yard score.

After the teams exchanged field goals - and three fumbles - in a sloppy first quarter, Hills connected with Furstenburg down the sideline for a 22-yard score and a wide-open Leak for a 32-yard touchdown in just over an eight-minute span.

A botched snap led to a safety on Temple's ensuing drive and Hills capped the scoring frenzy in the second quarter by cleaning up a broken play. After a low snap, Hills regained his composure and scored from 11 yards out to give Maryland a 26-3 lead.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Temple was denied in its bid to start its third straight year with a 2-0 mark. ... The Owls fell for just the fourth time in 20 games at Lincoln Financial Field. ... Maryland's previous safety happened five years ago to the date against Florida International. ... McManus, who was the Big East special teams player of the Week, finished the first half with a booming 61-yard punt. ... The Owls, who recorded 12 first downs in the first half, mustered just 13 total versus William & Mary.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 12:05
Maryland   FG  Temple 0 - Maryland 3
1st Quarter - 6:39
Temple   FG  Temple 3 - Maryland 3
2nd Quarter - 14:30
Maryland   TD  Temple 3 - Maryland 10
2nd Quarter - 6:19
Maryland   TD  Temple 3 - Maryland 17
2nd Quarter - 5:30
Maryland   S  Temple 3 - Maryland 19
2nd Quarter - 2:34
Maryland   TD  Temple 3 - Maryland 26
3rd Quarter - 12:47
Temple   TD  Temple 10 - Maryland 26
3rd Quarter - 5:44
Maryland   FG  Temple 10 - Maryland 29
3rd Quarter - 5:12
Temple   TD  Temple 17 - Maryland 29
4th Quarter - 13:46
Temple   FG  Temple 20 - Maryland 29
4th Quarter - 7:04
Temple   TD  Temple 27 - Maryland 29
4th Quarter - 2:51
Maryland   TD  Temple 27 - Maryland 36
TEAMS

Team Records

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

Team Stats

  Maryland Temple
Score 36 27
First Downs 19 9
3rd Down Efficiency 7-for-16
44%
4-for-15
27%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
1-for-2
50%
Total Yards 334 230
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 48-144 39-52
Average/Rush 3.0 1.3
Passing
Comp-Att 11-21 7-18
Passing Yards 190 178
Average/Pass Play 7.6 8.5
Penalties-Yards 3-40 7-72
Fumbles-Lost 4-4 3-2
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Time of Possession 33:33 26:27

PLAYER STATS

Maryland (2 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
P. Hills 11/21 190 2 0
Temple (1 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Coyer 7/18 178 2 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Pickett 21 69 3.3 1
W. Brown 7 50 7.1 0
S. Diggs 2 17 8.5 0
P. Hills 15 14 0.9 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
C. Coyer 17 53 3.1 0
M. Brown 10 31 3.1 0
K. Harper 6 10 1.7 1
J. Fitzpatrick 4 2 0.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Leak 3 90 30.0 1
S. Diggs 3 59 19.7 0
M. Furstenburg 1 22 22.0 1
K. Dorsey 1 8 8.0 0
W. Brown 1 7 7.0 0
J. Pickett 2 4 2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Fitzpatrick 2 64 32.0 1
C. Hammond 1 62 62.0 1
A. Jackson 1 26 26.0 0
R. Alderman 2 20 10.0 0
J. Christopher 1 6 6.0 0
Advertisement