Scores

Final

Ohio 10

(2-6, 1-5 away)

Temple 14

(3-5, 1-2 home)

Coverage: ESPN2

8:00 PM ET, October 21, 2008

Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA

1 2 3 4 T
OHIO 3 7 0 010
TEM 0 0 0 1414

Top Performers

Passing: B. Jackson (OHIO) - 220 YDS

Rushing: K. Griffin (TEM) - 22 CAR, 85 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: C. Garrett (OHIO) - 8 REC, 82 YDS

Temple 14, Ohio 10

Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Steve Maneri caught a 5-yard touchdown from quarterback Adam DiMichele with 1:51 remaining and Temple rallied for 14 points in the fourth quarter in a 14-10 victory over Ohio on Tuesday.

Kee-ayre Griffin rushed 22 times for 85 yards and a 1-yard score with 10:53 left, cutting the lead to 10-7. It was Temple's first touchdown at home in more than 11 quarters and an overtime, which included previous home losses to Connecticut and Western Michigan.

Temple improved to 3-5 overall and 2-3 in the Mid-American Conference.

DiMichele (9-of-22, 79 yards) hadn't played since sustaining an injury to his right shoulder on the first drive of Temples 45-3 loss at Penn State on Sept. 20.

Boo Jackson completed 23-of-40 passes for 220 yards for Ohio, which fell to 2-6 and 1-3 in the conference.

The Bobcats jumped out to a 10-0 lead thanks to strong play from its defense, which registered five sacks. Chris Garrett's 2-yard touchdown with 7:19 left in the first half propelled Ohio to the 10-point advantage.

Temple went nearly two full quarters without a first down between the first and third quarter.

Trailing 10-7, Temple's Anthony Perlozzo missed a field goal wide left with 4:43 to go.

But Ohio fumbled on the first play of its ensuing possession and Terrance Knighton recovered, setting up Maneri's game-winning touchdown catch.

Ohio still had one last drive and faced fourth and 17 from the Temple 44. Jackson appeared to connect with Brandon Peterson on an 18-yard completion with 20 seconds remaining.

After a review by the officials the call was overturned, ending the comeback.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
OHIO
TEM
1st Downs1912
Total Yards267143
Passing22079
Rushing4764
Penalties7-517-61
3rd Down Conversions7-175-13
4th Down Conversions1-30-1
Turnovers20
Possession31:1628:44

Passing Leaders

OhioC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jackson23/402205.500
TempleC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
DiMichele9/22793.610

Rushing Leaders

OhioCARYDSAVGTDLG
Garrett14483.4112
Jackson950.6020
TempleCARYDSAVGTDLG
Griffin22853.9137
Jones2157.5012

Receiving Leaders

OhioRECYDSAVGTDLG
Garrett88210.3031
Brazill55110.2024
TempleRECYDSAVGTDLG
Francis45012.5017
Maneri2199.5114

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTEROHIOTEM
FG08:15Barrett Way 25 Yd 30
SECOND QUARTEROHIOTEM
TD07:19Chris Garrett 2 Yd Run (Barrett Way Kick) 100
FOURTH QUARTEROHIOTEM
TD10:53Kee-Ayre Griffin 1 Yd Run (Anthony Perlozzo Kick) 107
TD01:51Steve Maneri 5 Yd Pass From Adam Dimichele (Jake Brownell Kick) 1014