Pierce named MAC East offensive player of the week

Temple's Bernard Pierce leads the nation with 17 rushing touchdowns. (Michael Bryant/Staff photographer)

Temple tailback Bernard Pierce is the Mid-American Conference East Division offensive player of the week.

The junior received that honor rushing for 152 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries in Saturday’s 34-0 victory over Buffalo. This is Pierce’s third MAC East POW honor of the season.