PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Western Michigan got a 30-yard touchdown pass from
and then relied on its defense to hold on to a 7-3 victory over Temple on Saturday.
Hiller completed 26 of 42 passes for 252 yards, including a scoring pass to
with 2:16 remaining in the third quarter, as the Broncos (4-1, 2-0 Mid-American Conference) won their fourth straight game
after losing their opener at Nebraska.
Western Michigan running back
- who had rushed for 432 yards and three touchdowns in its first four games - was held to 35 yards on 15 carries by the Owl
Temple (1-4, 0-2) dropped its fourth in a row after winning its opener at Army, 35-7.
In two home losses to Connecticut and Western Michigan, the Owls have yet to score a touchdown, managing a total of 12 points
on four field goals.
made his first career start in place of
, who sat out with an injured shoulder. Stewart was 10-of-20 for 60 yards and struggled to throw the ball downfield.
The Owls led 3-0 at halftime on a 45-yard field goal by
early in the first quarter. But Brownell missed two other kicks - a 39-yarder in the first quarter and a 28-yarder off the
right upright in the fourth quarter.
It was the latest frustrating loss for Temple, which also fell in difficult fashion to Connecticut, 12-9, in overtime and
30-28 at Buffalo on a touchdown pass with no time remaining. The Owls were hurt Saturday by 10 costly penalties for 76 yards.
Western Michigan defeated Temple 16-3 last year and now leads the all-time series 7-0.