Scores

Final

Maryland 36

(2-0, 1-0 away)

Temple 27

(1-1, 1-1 home)

Coverage: ESPNU

12:00 PM ET, September 8, 2012

Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA

1 2 3 4 T
MD 3 23 3 736
TEM 3 0 14 1027

Top Performers

Passing: P. Hills (MD) - 190 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: J. Pickett (TENN) - 21 CAR, 69 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Leak (MD) - 3 REC, 90 YDS, 1 TD

Perry Hills accounts for 3 TDs as Maryland upends Temple

Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Perry Hills threw two touchdowns and ran for one to help Maryland beat Temple 36-27 on Saturday.

Embarrassed by the Owls in a 31-point loss last season, the Terrapins (2-0) nearly blew a 23-point lead at halftime. Hills had all three of his scores in the half to help Maryland race to a 26-3 lead. The Owls stormed back in the second half but ran out of time and big plays.

Maryland played nothing like the team that squeaked out a 7-6 win last week against Football Championship Subdivision team William & Mary. The Terrapins' 12 first downs in the first half were one less than they had all of last week. They outgained the Owls by 145 total yards in the first half.

The Owls (1-1) were sloppy and out of sync in a game in which they were 10-point favorites.

C.J. Hammond had a 62-yard TD catch for the Owls.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MD
TEM
1st Downs199
Total Yards334230
Passing190178
Rushing14452
Penalties3-407-72
3rd Down Conversions7-164-15
4th Down Conversions0-01-2
Turnovers43
Possession33:3326:27

Passing Leaders

MarylandC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hills11/211909.020
TempleC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Coyer7/181789.921

Rushing Leaders

MarylandCARYDSAVGTDLG
Pickett21693.3115
Brown7507.1021
TempleCARYDSAVGTDLG
Coyer17533.1018
Brown10313.108

Receiving Leaders

MarylandRECYDSAVGTDLG
Leak39030.0139
Diggs35919.7038
TempleRECYDSAVGTDLG
Fitzpatrick26432.0135
Hammond16262.0162

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMDTEM
FG12:05Brad Craddock 45 Yd 30
FG06:39Brandon McManus 36 Yd 33
SECOND QUARTERMDTEM
TD14:30Matt Furstenburg 22 Yd Pass From Perry Hills (Brad Craddock Kick) 103
TD06:19Marcus Leak 32 Yd Pass From Perry Hills (Brad Craddock Kick) 173
SF05:30Chris Coyer Tackled By Marcus Leak In End Zone 193
TD02:34Perry Hills 11 Yd Run (Brad Craddock Kick) 263
THIRD QUARTERMDTEM
TD12:47Kenneth Harper 1 Yd Run (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 2610
FG05:44Brad Craddock 26 Yd 2910
TD05:12C.J. Hammond 62 Yd Pass From Chris Coyer (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 2917
FOURTH QUARTERMDTEM
FG13:46Brandon McManus 40 Yd 2920
TD07:04Jalen Fitzpatrick 35 Yd Pass From Chris Coyer (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 2927
TD02:51Justus Pickett 7 Yd Run (Brad Craddock Kick) 3627