Heismanpundit Player of the Week: Bernard Pierce

Did anyone see it coming?

Temple’s 38-7 win over a Maryland team that beat Miami and gave West Virginia a battle was certainly one of the more unexpected results of the early season.

A big reason for the win was the outstanding play of junior running back Bernard Pierce, who ran for 149 yards and 5 touchdowns on 32 carries.

For his effort, Pierce is Heismanpundit’s Player of the Week.

Pierce is averaging 124 yard per game, good for 10th nationally and he leads the nation in scoring with 12 touchdowns.

For those keeping score at home, he’s on pace for 36 TDs.

Not that I expect that to happen, but if it did, you might see him figuring prominently in the Heisman discussion down the road.

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