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Pierce leads nation in scoring

Bernard Pierce is on top of the college football world – literally.

Pierce leads nation in scoring

Bernard Pierce is on top of the college football world – literally.

The Temple tailback is ranked first in the nation in scoring with an average of 18 points per game.

Pierce moved up six spots in the national rankings after rushing for a school record five touchdowns in Saturday’s 38-7 victory over Maryland at Byrd Stadium. His effort also tied a Mid-American Conference record.

The 6-foot, 218-pounder, who has 12 rushing touchdowns this season, is also ranked 10th nationally in rushing yards. He averages 124 yards per game.

In addition to his five scores, Pierce had 149 yards and 32 carries against Maryland.

About this blog
Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He takes over the Sixers beat after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com. Reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

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