The Next Level is a weekly Recruiting Report feature that focuses on natives of Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County and Howard County who appear on NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision rosters. Chris Eckard, a senior at the University of Maryland and Baltimore Sun sports department intern, is your author.
Despite backing up one of the top running backs in the nation, Temple junior running back Matt Brown has quietly put together a quality season. More evidence of this came Saturday against Buffalo.
Brown, a Baltimore native and Peddie School (N.J.) grad, ripped off a 52-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, as the Owls ran away with a 34-0 win against the Bulls. Brown finished with 120 rushing yards on just 12 carries.
Temple starter Bernard Pierce leads the country with 17 touchdowns, while averaging more than 120 rushing yards, but Brown has still found a way to be effective this season. He has 443 rushing yards (...