Temple's Brown, McManus receive honors

Temple seniors Matt Brown and Brandon McManus are still being acknowledged for Friday’s standout performances against Villanova.

The Louisville Sport Commission named Brown to the Paul Hornung Weekly Honor Roll on Tuesday. On the same day, McManus was named the Metropolitan New York Football Writers’ Association specialist of the week.

One day earlier, McManus was named the Big East specialist of the week.

He scored 11 points in the 41-10 victory over the Wildcats.

The North Penn High School product kicked field goals of 24 and 31 yards to extend his Temple career record for made field goals to 48. The North Penn High product converted all five extra-point attempts and averaged 44.2 yards on two punts.

Brown carried the ball 19 times for 145 yards. The highlight was his 56-yard touchdown run with 21 seconds before intermission.

The 5-foot-6, 165-pounder also returned four punts for a career-high 84 yards – including a 45-yarder in the fourth quarter. The Baltimore native returned three kickoffs for 41 yards.