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Temple Dominates Buffalo, 37-13, In MAC Opener

September 27th, 2009 by Leo | 1 Comment | Filed in College Sports, General

templefootballPHILADELPHIA – Temple celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the 1979 Garden State Bowl championship team with a special performance of its own Saturday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field. The Owls (1-2, 1-0) dominated defending Mid-American Conference champion Buffalo (1-3, 0-1) in every aspect in posting a 37-13 win in the conference opener for both teams.

It marked the first win over Buffalo since joining the MAC and extended Temple’s home win streak against MAC opponents to four. The Owls’ 7-2 home record since 2007, its inaugural season in the conference, is the best by any MAC school.

The members of former coach Wayne Hardin’s team watched from the sidelines as current Owls’ coach Al Golden’s team turned in the best outing of his tenure. The Cherry and White scored on offense, defense and special teams, including a record-setting interception return by Elijah “Peanut” Joseph and a 92-yard kickoff return by James Nixon.

The Owls next travel to Eastern Michigan (0-3, 0-0) Saturday for a noon kickoff against the Eagles. The game will be broadcast on 1210 AM WPHT.

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