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Freshman RB leads Temple Ball State

Freshman Bernard Pierce ran for 129 yards and two touchdowns, and Jaiquawn Jarrett grabbed two interceptions and recovered a fumble in the Temple Owl’s 24-19 win over the Ball State Cardinals on Saturday afternoon.

The Owls failed to cover the 14.5-point spread, while the final score played UNDER the posted total of 46.5.

Pierce added a third game to a record he set last week, when he became the first freshman in school history to rush for 100 yards in two straight games.

Dan Ifft caught a two-yard pass as time expired, for Ball State’s final score.