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Jake Schoellkopf, Associated Press
Temple tight end Evan Rodriguez (88) tries to evade Wyoming defensive back Kenny Browder (24) during the first quarter of the New Mexico Bowl NCAA college football game in Albuquerque, N.M., Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Bernard Pierce ran for two early touchdowns and Temple quarterback Chris Coyer threw for 169 yards and a touchdown to help Temple roll over Wyoming 37-15 in the New Mexico Bowl on Saturday.

The Owls defense had three interceptions to help Temple (9-4) to the second bowl win in school history.

The Cowboys (8-5) are 6-7 in bowl games.