Updated: Saturday, October 2, 2004 7:47 PM EDT
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Bowling Green 70, Temple 16
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PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) -- P.J. Pope and Bowling Green put on a dominating show to get their first road win of 2004.

Pope scored four touchdowns as the Falcons rolled up 639 yards of total offense en route to a 70-16 rout of Temple.

After the Owls (1-4) opened the scoring with a field goal, Bowling Green (2-2) began a run that produced 42 first-half points, one shy of the school record accomplished in 1959.

Pope, who had 10 touchdowns in 2003 but had yet to score this season, produced 166 total yards. He finished the first quarter with a two-yard touchdown run to give the Falcons a 14-3 edge.

Following a touchdown drive for Temple to open the second, Pope hauled in a 28-yard pass from Omar Jacobs for his second score and a 21-9 lead.

Jacobs hit Charles Sharon and Cole Magner for a pair of touchdowns and Pope opened up Bowling Green's next possession with a 77-yard touchdown run to close out a four-TD quarter.

Pope, B.J. Lane and quarterback Jason Washington each rushed for a score in the third as the Falcons built their lead to 63-9.

Jacobs completed 21-of-26 passes with career highs of 367 yards and four touchdowns. Sharon and Steve Sanders both had 103 receiving yards as Bowling Green converted 6-of-12 third downs and all three of its fourth-down attempts.

Mike McGann and Walter Washington combined for 197 passing yards for the Owls, who fell to 0-2 vs. Mid-American Conference opponents this year.


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