Friday, May 22, 2015

Pierce, Brown named MAC players of the week

Temple football players Bernard Pierce and Matt Brown both received Mid-American Conference East Division player of the week honors on Monday.

Pierce, Brown named MAC players of the week

Temple football players Bernard Pierce and Matt Brown both received Mid-American Conference East Division player of the week honors on Monday.

Pierce, a 6-foot, 218-pound junior tailback, was named the MAC East's offensive player of the week. Brown, a 5-5, 170-pound junior tailback, earned the division's specialist of the week.

In a backup role, Pierce rushed for season-best 189 yards and three touchdowns in Friday's 34-16 victory over Kent State. This is the Ardmore native's fourth offensive player of the week honor this season and eighth of his career.

Brown tied a school record with a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.  He also returned two punts for 24 yards and rushed 11 times for 32 more yards.

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering the Temple basketball and football for the previous three years. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

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