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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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