John Turman threw four touchdown passes in less than three quarters and a pair of Pittsburgh interceptions led to two touchdowns in two minutes in a 55-24 rout of winless Temple yesterday in Pittsburgh.
Kevan Barlow scored on a 50-yard pass play and a one-yard run on Pitt's first three possessions and rushed for 84 yards as the Panthers (3-1, 1-0 in Big East) beat Temple (0-5, 0-1) for the first time since 1996.
Temple has been outscored 160-39 this season and has seven victories since 1995, but had won two straight and three of four from Pittsburgh. Pitt went 0-7 in the conference last year. The Panthers already are assured of a better record than last season, when they were 2-9 and beat only one NCAA Division I-A opponent. They also started 3-1 in 1997 before finishing 6-6.
BOSTON COLLEGE 33, NORTHEASTERN 22: Frank Chamberlin returned a fumble for a touchdown, Ralph Parent ran a blocked punt in for a touchdown and Ramon Johnson scored on an interception as host Boston College defeated Northeastern in the first meeting between the schools in 61 years. The Eagles, taking advantage of a soft early schedule, are unbeaten after four games for the first time since 1992. It was the first October win for third-year coach Tom O'Brien in nine tries.