Canes Shutout Temple

After a slow start offensively, the Hurricanes kicked things into gear and knocked off Temple by the score of 38-0. The 7-0 Hurricanes were led by a strong defensive effort that led to its second shutout of the season.

The Hurricanes got off to a slow start offensively, but were able to rebound with a strong second half to knock off the Owls.

Ken Dorsey threw his 49th career touchdown pass in the first quarter to Kevin Beard to open the scoring. The touchdown gave Dorsey a school record in scoring passes.

Clinton Portis, who gained 117 yards on 20 carries, scored from seven yards out in the second quarter to give the Hurricanes a 14-0 lead at halftime.

Andre Johnson hauled in an 11-yard touchdown reception early in the third quarter to bump the lead to 21-0.

True freshman running back Frank Gore was excellent for the second consecutive game, as he rushed for 86 yards, including a 13-yard touchdown run that opened the score up to 28-0 midway through the third quarter.

Phillip Buchanon returned his second punt return for a touchdown this season late in the third quarter to give the Canes a 35-0 lead heading into the final 15 minutes.

Todd Sievers added a 37-yard field goal in the 4th quarter to give the Hurricanes a 38-0 lead.

Led by a tremendous game by the front seven, the Hurricanes were again stingy on defense, allowing just 152 yards of total offense. In the last two games, the Canes have allowed just three points.

Dorsey wasn't the only record-setter on Saturday, as safety Edward Reed intercepted his 19th career pass, which ties Bennie Blades atop the school record book.

The unbeaten and top-ranked Hurricanes travel to Boston College next Saturday.

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