NCAAF AT WASHINGTON DC
FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- TEMPLE 6 3 0 7 16 VIRGINIA TECH (21) 10 21 0 7 38 FINAL
1ST QTR: VTCH - FG, ATLE LARSEN 19 YD, 4:15 TEMP - FG, ZANE MICHALSKI 41 YD, 8:03 TEMP - FG, ZANE MICHALSKI 31 YD, 10:52 VTCH - TD, BRYAN STILL 35 YD PASS FROM JIM DRUCKENMILLER (ATLE LARSEN KICK), 13:21 2ND QTR: VTCH - TD, JIM BARON 46 YD FUMBLE RETURN (ATLE LARSEN KICK), 1:56 VTCH - TD, J.C. PRICE 19 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN (ATLE LARSEN KICK), 2:44 TEMP - FG, ZANE MICHALSKI 44 YD, 6:42 VTCH - TD, MARCUS PARKER 2 YD RUN (ATLE LARSEN KICK), 13:22 3RD QTR: NONE 4TH QTR: VTCH - TD, MARCUS PARKER 1 YD RUN (ATLE LARSEN KICK), 5:08 TEMP - TD, TROY KERSEY 18 YD PASS FROM HENRY BURRIS (ZANE MICHALSKI KICK), 9:02
NCAAF 1 2 3 4 F - - - - -- Temple 6 3 0 7 16 Virginia Tech (21) 10 21 0 7 38 FINAL
VTCH FG Larsen 19 TEMP FG Michalski 41 TEMP FG Michalski 31 VTCH Still 35 pass from Druckenmiller (Larsen kick) VTCH Baron 46 fumble return (Larsen kick) VTCH Price 19 interception return (Larsen kick) TEMP FG Michalski 44 VTCH Parker 2 run (Larsen kick) VTCH Parker 1 run (Larsen kick) TEMP Kersey 18 pass from Burris (Michalski kick) A 20371
TEMP VTCH First downs 22 22 Rushed-yards 40-79 40-116 Passing yards 249 244 Sacked-yards lost 5-54 0-0 Return yards 0 81 Passes 14-39-3 18-31-1 Punts 4-34.3 5-36.8 Fumbles-lost 3-2 1-1 Penalties-yards 9-89 7-75 Time of possession 32:02 27:58
Individual Statistics RUSHING Temple-Green 15-65, Culbreath 14-50, Burris 1-minus 3, F Carter 3-minus 5, Bonner 7-minus 28. Virginia Tech-Oxendine 15-64, Parker 6-30, Edwards 2-14, Druckenmiller 2-9, Clark 1-7, B Edmonds 3-4, J M Thomas 3-4, Thomas 6-3, J I Thomas 1-minus 8, Still 1-minus 11.
PASSING Temple-Bonner 4-18-1-58, Burris 10-21-2-191. Virginia Tech-Druckenmiller 18-31-1-244.
RECEIVING Temple-Kersey 5-130, Culbreath 3-25, K Walker 2-50, Baxter 2-30, E Johnson 1-8, Canzater 1-6. Virginia Tech-Holmes 5-55, Stuewe 4-39, Still 3-85, White 3-37, Oxendine 1-15, B Edmonds 1-8, Jennings 1-5.
Marcus Parker rushed for a pair of short touchdowns and Virginia Tech broke open a close game with a pair of defensive scores as the 21st-ranked Hokies posted their eighth straight victory with a 38-16 win over Temple in a Big East game played at R-F-K Stadium in Washington, D.C.
Virginia Tech (8-2, 6-1 Big East) clinched at least a tie for the Big East championship, while the winning streak is the longest since the 1905 season.
"To be in the Big East for only a couple of years and win a championship is tremendous," Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer said. "It feels real nice winning this championship.
"It doesn't matter to me," said Beamer about a possible share of the conference title. "Our rings will say Big East champions."
The Hokies trailed 6-3 late in the first period, but tooke the lead just before the end of the period as Jim Druckenmiller hit Bryan Still on a 35-yard scoring strike with 1:39 remaining.
Jim Baron returned a fumble 46 yards and J.C. Price intercepted a pass and returned it 19 yards on consecutive possessions to give Virginia Tech a 24-6 lead with 12:16 left in the first half. The Hokies have scored five defensive touchdown this season.
Parker, who finished with 30 yards in the game, scored on a two-yard run to push the lead to 22 points at halftime. Parker added a one-yard run early in the fourth quarter for the final Virginia Tech score.
Atle Larsen gave the Hokies a 3-0 lead with 10:45 left in first quarter, but Zane Michalski kicked field goals of 41 and 31 yards to give Temple (1-9, 1-5) a 6-3 lead late in the period. Michalski also connected from 44 yards for a career-high.
"After last week, anything I made was an improvement," said Michalski, who missed three field goals in a 10-9 loss to Boston College. "I had a bad week. I went back to the basics and looked at some film."
Henry Burris connected on an 18-yard touchdown pass to Troy Kersey for the Owls' other score.
Burris completed 10-of-21 passes for 191 yards. Kersey caught five passes for 130 yards.
Jim Druckenmiller completed completed 18-of-31 passes for 244 yards and one touchdown pass. Ken Oxendine rushed for 64 yards on 15 carries.
Virginia Tech outgained Temple, 360-328, including a 116-79 advantage on the ground.
"This team took one giant step backwards today," said Temple head coach Ron Dickerson. "In a lot of different areas, a lot of different ways and I am very, very disappointed in the effort of the guys, very disappointed in the execution."