COLLEGE PARK, MD - SEPTEMBER 24: Running back Bernard Pierce #30 of the Temple Owls rushes for a fourth-quarter touchdown against the Maryland Terrapins at Byrd Stadium on September 24, 2011 in College Park, Maryland. Temple defeated Maryland 38-7. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Maryland Vs. Temple Final Score: Owls Earn Upset Of The Day, 38-7

Not only did Temple destroy Maryland, they did it in fluke-free fashion.

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Maryland Vs. Temple Final Score: Terps Audition For MAC Membership, Fall 38-7

The Temple Owls are probably going to the Big East, while the Maryland Terrapins play in the conference that stands to pick the Big East apart. Are we sure Maryland shouldn't have been included in the deal that brought Pitt and Syracuse over?

Temple won, 38-7, which isn't anywhere close to what's supposed to happen in a game like this. Temple's Bernard Pierce is going to be named to quite a few Player of the Week lists after a five-touchdown, 149-yard day. Craziest stat: Temple lost the turnover battle, 1 to 0. Special teams helped doom the Terps -- they averaged only 20.6 yards on their six punts -- and they couldn't keep Danny O'Brien clean, giving up six sacks.

O'Brien's counterpart, Chester Stewart, was a perfect nine-for-nine passing. Yep, Temple only passed nine times.

Maryland, of course, recently fired the reigning ACC Coach of the Year and replaced him with an awesome video of Under Armour's logo punching itself in the forehead. Just wanted to point that out again. Will probably keep pointing that out for a long time.

For more, head to Maryland blog Testudo Times and SB Nation DC.

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Temple Vs. Maryland Halftime Score: Bernard Pierce Has Four Touchdowns For Dominant Owls

Temple's running all over Maryland in College Park so far: the halftime score is a stunning 31-0 in favor of the Owls. And thanks to Bernard Pierce, the Owls might be able to run up the score in the second half.

Temple's fed the Terps a steady diet of Pierce in the first half, and the rugged runner has delivered. He's carried the ball 20 times for 106 yards — more rushing yards than Maryland quarterback Danny O'Brien has passing yards — and scored all four of Temple's touchdowns in the first half.

Pierce isn't Temple's only offensive standout: quarterback Chester Stewart has connected on all seven of his throws. But Pierce will be turned to to run out the clock in the second half — again, Temple is in a position to worry about running out the clock at Maryland — and his numbers should only increase.

For further reading, news, discussion and more, visit Maryland blog Testudo Times. Also, check out this week’s college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation’s college football news hub and Week 4 college football coverage for more.

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Maryland Vs. Temple Score: Owls Crushing Terps In First Quarter

Maryland's made inroads into the collective consciousness of college football in 2011 with a string of garish uniforms. Today, though, the Terrapins are just playing ugly, and have fallen behind Temple in the first quarter.

The Owls, who pushed Penn State for four quarters in Week 3, are all over the Terrapins in College Park, whipping Maryland on both offense and defense. Temple's got touchdown drives of 57 and 76 yards — keyed by long throws from Chester Stewart to Evan Rodriguez — and capitalized on a blocked punt by Rod Streater for a third touchdown in the first period.

Maryland's response? 47 yards of total offense and one third down conversion in six attempts. Ugly could turn to grotesque before long if that's all the Terps have in them today.

For further reading, news, discussion and more, visit Maryland blog Testudo Times. Also, check out this week’s college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation’s college football news hub and Week 4 college football coverage for more.

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