Temple freshman running back Bernard Pierce squirted from the inside to the outside on an 11-yard touchdown run, capping off an 85-yard drive. Temple mixed around the pass and the run, and exploited poor UCLA gap control throughout the drive.
After Terrence Austin gave UCLA a huge punt return, Kevin Prince delivered a perfect pass to Nelson Rosario for a 46-yard touchdown. Chane Moline laid out a fantastic block, giving Prince enough room to loft the ball to Rosario, who bobbled it and hauled it in for the big score.
That was quick.
Temple came out throwing and UCLA certainly did not expect it, as the Owls went with Vaughn Charlton to start the game. Charlton threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Steve Maneri to put Temple up 7-0.