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Lambert Meadowlands Trophy Week 1: Temple Upsets Vanderbilt, 37-7

Updates on the quest for Eastern college football supremacy.

Frederick Breedon

A new feature this season, we'll keep track of how the 10 programs vying for this year's Lambert-Meadowlands trophy fare from week to week. Can BC claim Eastern college football supremacy in 2014 or will Penn State win again for the 75th time, give or take?


Team Overall Conf Next
Boston College Eagles 1-0 0-0 vs. Pittsburgh
Penn State Nittany Lions 1-0 0-0 vs. Akron
Syracuse Orange 1-0 0-0 Bye
Pittsburgh Panthers 1-0 0-0 at Boston College
Rutgers Scarlet Knights 1-0 0-0 vs. Howard
Temple Owls 1-0 0-0 vs. Navy
Buffalo Bulls 1-0 0-0 at Army
Army Black Knights 0-0 0-0 vs. Buffalo
Connecticut Huskies 0-1 0-0 vs. Stony Brook
Massachusetts Minutemen 0-1 0-0 vs. Colorado

Week 1 Results

Boston College 30, Massachusetts 7
Penn State 26, Central Florida 24
Syracuse 27, Villanova 26 (2 OT)
Pittsburgh 62, Delaware 0
Rutgers 41, Washington State 38
Temple 37, Vanderbilt 7
Buffalo 38, Duquesne 28
BYU 35, Connecticut 10

Seven of the 10 teams got the season off on the right foot with opening weekend wins. BC took care of business against in-state UMass, 30-7, in the only opening weekend matchup between eligible Lambert Meadowlands teams. Penn State squeaked past UCF in Dublin, while Rutgers edged Washington State, 41-38, in Seattle. Pittsburgh handled its opening weekend FCS opponent with ease with a 62-0 drubbing of the Delaware Blue Hens.

Buffalo needed a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns to rally past FCS Duquesne, while Syracuse survived Villanova, 27-26 in 2 OT, after Wildcats kicker Chris Gough missed a 25-yarder with 12 seconds in regulation that would have given VU the upset victory. Play. to. win. the. game, 'Nova.

The most impressive opening-weekend win, however, belongs to Temple, which went down to Nashville and upset the Vanderbilt Commodores 37-7. The Owls forced seven (!) turnovers in a lightning-delayed game that ended at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time. Temple earned its first win over an SEC opponent since defeating Florida ... in 1938.

BYU eased past Connecticut, 35-10, on Friday night in Bob Diaco's first game as head coach of the Huskies. Womp womp.

Week 2 Schedule

Pittsburgh at Boston College
Buffalo at Army
Akron at Penn State
Howard at Rutgers
Navy at Temple
Stony Brook at Connecticut
Colorado at Massachusetts

Two games between Lambert Meadowlands Trophy eligible programs in week 2. Army kicks off the 2014 season with a home game against in-state Buffalo, while Pitt travels to Chestnut Hill to take on Boston College on Friday night. Penn State, Rutgers and Connecticut all play body bags in week 2, while Temple looks to move to 2-0 with a tough home game against Navy.

Massachusetts hosts Colorado in the CO-MA college football championship third place game.