Bowling Green Falls at Temple, 31-14

Updated 9/16/2000

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    Temple's Tanardo Sharps (4) tries to break the grip of Bowling Green's Chris Glantzis in the first quarter Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Jon Adams)
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) (September 16, 2000) -- Andy Sahm threw for two touchdown passes but it wasn't enough as Bowling Green fell to Temple 31-14 in Philadelphia.

    Devin Scott threw for 247 yards and two touchdowns for the Owls.

    Scott completed 23 of 33 passes to help the Owls (2-1) to their best start in six years. He also threw two interceptions.

    Temple capped a 10-play, 73-yard drive with Tarnardo Sharps' 14-yard rushing TD to open the scoring.

    Sharps suffered a concussion later in the half and didn't return, while Owls defensive linemen Dan Klecko (ankle) and Akeiff Staples (shoulder) also left because of first-half injuries.

    Scott connected with Sean Dillard on a 45-yard scoring strike early in the second quarter to make it 14-0. Dillard finished with five catches for 75 yards.

    Bowling Green (0-3) had a fourth-and-goal from the 1 with 7:09 left in the half, but Lafton Thompson tackled quarterback Andy Sahm for a 7-yard loss.

    Temple made it 21-0 on Jason McKie's 3-yard TD run.

    Temple's Kevin Czaban (52) tackles Bowling Green's Emmanuel Hendrix (6) with help from Temple's Jamal Wallace (9) in the second quarter Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Jon Adams)
    Bowling Green scored on its first third-quarter possession, with Sahm throwing a 24-yard scoring strike to Jason Van Dam.

    The Falcons gambled on fourth-and-1 later in the third, but Temple's Robert Sack tackled John Gibson for a 1-yard loss on the Owls' 38. Temple put the game away seven plays later when Scott hit Harold Jackson for a 2-yard TD play.

    Temple limited Bowling Green to 26 yards on the ground.

    Sahm was 14-of-28 for 164 yards and two touchdowns. Van Dam had two catches for 47 yards and two TDs, while David Bautista added eight catches for 94 yards.

    Temple, seeking its first winning season since 1990, entered the game ranked ninth nationally in total defense.