Brown named MAC East player of the week

Temple tailback Matt Brown was named the Mid-American Conference East Division offensive player of the week on Monday.

Brown had 24 carries for 123 yards and a touchdown in Wednesday’s 24-21 victory over Miami of Ohio. The 5-foot-5, 170-pound junior finished with 172 all-purpose yards in his first start of the season.

The Baltimore native started in place on Bernard Pierce, who missed the game with a concussion.