PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joquez Smith rushed for 142 yards, including a 51-yard touchdown jaunt, and Temple defeated Norfolk State 41-9 on Saturday.
The Owls amassed 290 yards on the ground and EJ Warner passed for 238 yards.
D.J. Woodbury had eight tackles to help spark a Temple defensive effort that held the Spartans to 217 total yards. The defensive response came after the Owls allowed 20 points in the fourth quarter of last week's 36-7 loss to Rutgers.
Smith's long touchdown run gave the Owls a 21-7 lead in the second quarter and Darvon Hubbard tacked on a 21-yard touchdown run for a 28-7 halftime lead. Quincy Patterson added a two-yard run and Camden Price kicked two mid-range field goals in the second half.
Norfolk State scored on a short pass from Otto Kuhns to Aaron Moore in the second quarter. The Spartans added a safety early in the fourth quarter on Temple's first offensive play after a goal-line stand by the Owls at the 1-yard line.
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