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Temple Defeats Villanova 42-7 - Recap

Bernard Pierce ran for 147 yards as Temple handled Villanova by a score of 42-7 on Thursday at Lincoln Financial Field.

Temple won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 8-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 47.5.

Mike Gerardi completed 14 of 20 pass attempts for 235 yards for the Owls in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Dustin Thomas rushed for 59 yards for Villanova, while Lawrence Doss added 31 yards. Dustin Thomas threw for 109 yards for the Wildcats, while receivers Mikey Reynolds and Dustin Thomas had 51 and 44 yards respectively.

Temple outgained Villanova 475-275 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 23-13 by the Owls.

The time of possession battle favored Temple as their offense was on the field for 33:10, longer than the 26:50 of their opponents.