SFLORIDA 7 0 14 7 28
TEMPLE 6 3 14 14 37
Date of game: 10/6/2012

Recap: Temple vs. So Florida

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Montel Harris rushed for 133 yards and two touchdowns to guide the Temple Owls to a 37-28 conference win over the South Florida Bulls in Temple's first Big East Conference appearance since 2004.

This was Harris' best performance in a Temple uniform after transferring from Boston College this past season. While at Boston College, Harris became its all-time leading rusher with 3,735 yards.

Matt Brown rushed for 59 yards and Chris Coyer rushed for 54 yards while each had a rushing touchdown in the Owls' (2-2, 1-0 Big East) victory. Coyer was also 16-of-20 passing for 167 yards and a touchdown through the air. Cody Booth was on the receiving end of that touchdown pass.

B.J. Daniels was 18-of-31 for 219 yards with a touchdown and an interception for the Bulls (2-3, 0-2 Big East). Demetric Murray, Lindsey Lamar, and Daniels each scored a rushing touchdown. Murray had 80 yards on 19 carries while Lamar had 57 yards on 10 carries. Lamar also had 33 yards receiving and a touchdown.

Temple struck first, as Coyer rushed for a 24-yard touchdown midway through the first quarter. The extra point by Brandon McManus was no good.

Daniels then found Lamar for a 24-yard touchdown pass and after a made PAT, the Bulls led 7-6.

McManus, who also missed a 22-yard field goal attempt, managed to redeem himself as he made a 50-yard field goal in the final seconds of the first half, putting the Owls back up, 9-7.

As the second half got going, Lamar ran in a 19-yard touchdown, which gave the Bulls the lead back, 14-9.

The sea-saw continued as Brown ran in a 15-yard touchdown and put the Owls up 16-14.

Temple extended its lead when Coyer connected with Booth for a nine-yard touchdown midway through the third quarter.

The Bulls responded with a nine-play, 75-yard drive that resulted in a four- yard touchdown run by Murray, cutting their deficit to just two points.

Montel Harries ran in a three-yard touchdown to finish an 11-play, 79- yard drive at 7:29 mark of the fourth quarter to give Temple a 30-21 lead.

USF answered back with a score when Daniels ran in a one-yard touchdown capping off a seven-play, 75-yard drive.

To put the game out of reach, Harris took in a 35-yard touchdown run following a missed field goal by the Bulls.

Game Notes

NASCAR News
Chip Ganassi Racing claims sixth win in Rolex 24 at Daytona

IndyCar Series drivers Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan as well as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competitors Jamie McMurray and Kyle Larson gave Chip Ganassi Racing the victory in Sunday's 53rd running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Report: Josh Gordon facing 1-year suspension

Troubled Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is in hot water with the NFL once again after reportedly failing a test for alcohol, which could trigger a suspension for the entire 2015 season.

Athletics agree to 1-year deal with Abad

The Oakland Athletics and left-handed pitcher Fernando Abad agreed to terms on a one-year contract Friday, avoiding arbitration.

Hornets' Williams has concussion, Biyombo bone bruise

Charlotte Hornets forward Marvin Williams has been diagnosed with a concussion and a broken nose, and center Bismack Biyombo has a bone bruise in his right knee, the team announced Monday.

National Hockey League All-Star Game Capsule

John Tavares recorded four goals and Jakub Voracek followed with three scores and three assists, as Team Toews walked away with a 17-12 decision over Team Foligno in the 2015 All-Star Game from Nationwide Arena, the highest-scoring mid-season event in league history. The 2001 event in Denver held the previous mark of 26 combined goals in a 14-12 North American victory over the World, but the new record was set when Jonathan Toews put his own team ahead by a 16-11 count with 5:39 remaining in the contest. Toews and Patrice Bergeron each ended up with a goal and four helpers, with Filip Forsberg, Rick Nash and Tyler Seguin adding two strikes apiece. Corey Crawford -- the last of three goaltenders to give up four goals -- stopped 14-of-18 shots in the third period to earn the win. Ryan Johansen from Team Foligno picked up the MVP award, pacing his side with two goals and as many assists. Patrick Kane and Steven Stamkos added two goals and one assist apiece, while Claude Giroux totaled three points on a tally and two helpers. Marc-Andre Fleury took the loss, charged with seven goals on 16 shots in the second period.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.