Monday, October 04, 2010

Temple's Matt Brown named MAC Offensive Player of the Week

CLEVELAND – Temple sophomore RB Matt Brown (Baltimore, Md.) has earned the Mid-American Conference Offensive Player of the Week honor for the East division, the MAC announced on Monday.

Brown also earned Honorable Mention National RB of the Week from College Football Performance Awards, National MAC Player of the Week, and Athlete of the Week honors.

In Saturday’s 42-35 win at Army, Brown had the first 200-yard game of his career and his fourth 100-yard game. He had two TDs and 108 yards on seven carries in the first quarter alone. He finished the game with a career-high 226 yards and a school record and career-high four rushing TDs on career-high 28 carries. His four rushing TDs tied the Michie Stadium record, originally set by Tony Dorsett (Pittsburgh) in 1975.

After five games, Brown leads the Owl rushers with 384 yards and five touchdowns on 68 carries in three starts. He is ranked No. 57 nationally in rushing with 76.80 yards per game.

The MAC honor is the first of Brown’s career. He is the fifth Owl to earn conference recognition this fall, joining sophomore PK Brandon McManus (Sept. 6), junior DT Muhammad Wilkerson (Sept. 13), sophomore RB Bernard Pierce (Sept. 20), and senior DB Jaiquawn Jarrett (Sept. 27).

Temple (4-1, 1-0 MAC) travels to Northern Illinois (3-2, 1-0) on Saturday, Oct. 9 for a Noon ET (11 a.m. CT) game at Huskie Stadium. ESPN Plus/Game Plan will televise the game nationally (shown locally on 6ABC).

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