McManus, Pierce are honorable mentions

Temple’s Brandon McManus and Bernard Pierce were named College Football Performance Awards national player of the week honorable mentions on Sunday. This is McManus’ third consecutive week being honored.

The placekicker/punter earned this week’s honor after averaging 46.3 yards on three punts in Saturday’s 42-14 victory over Army. Pierce, a junior tailback, rushed for 157 yards and three touchdowns on 21 carries. He missed last week’s victory over Miami of Ohio with a concussion.