Posted December 17, 2011 on AP on Fox
Wyoming coach Dave Christensen knew Temple's game plan in the New Mexico Bowl would be to play smash-mouth football. It was just something the Wyoming couldn't do much about as the Owls came away with a 37-15 victory Saturday. ''It was disappointing,'' Christensen said. ''We knew they were going to run the football, which they did. We missed some tackles. . They just played physically played better than us. My hat's off to them. They're a good running football team. They're a good football team. They were the better team today.'' Temple (9-4) ran up 424 yards of total offense, with 255 of that coming on the ground. Bernard Pierce had 100 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries, while quarterback Chris Coyer had 240 total yards and one touchdown pass. That physicality extended to the other side of the ball as well, with Temple limiting the Cowboys (8-5) to 267 total yards as freshman quarterback Brett Smith scuffled to find open receivers or open running lanes. ''He had some stru...
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