Nate L. Smith scored off a blocked punt in Temple's 37-3 win at Charlotte

Junior safety also had an interception as the Owls dominated the second half against the 49ers

Nate L. Smith wasn't thinking scoop and score when Temple's punt return unit assembled on the field late in the third quarter of Friday night's contest at Charlotte.  The Owls weren't planning to put a hard rush on Charlotte punter Arthur Hart.  But Hart's line drive punt was blocked by Temple's long-armed defensive end Sharif Finch, and the ball caromed back towards Smith, who was happy to grab it and head to the endzone for a touchdown.  later, Smith added an interception and 74-yard return that set up the Owls' final touchdown in a blowout victory.  Watch Smith's postgame interview here.


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