Scores

Final

E Michigan 52

(2-9, 1-6 MAC)

Temple 55

(4-7, 3-4 American)

1:00 PM ET, November 22, 2008

Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA

1 2 3 4 T
EMU 7 14 3 2852
TEM 3 21 10 2155

Top Performers

Passing: A. DiMichele (TEM) - 370 YDS, 6 TD

Rushing: A. Schmitt (EMU) - 7 CAR, 20 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: T. Jones (EMU) - 17 REC, 185 YDS, 2 TD

Temple 55, E. Michigan 52

Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Adam DiMichele threw a school-record six touchdown passes and rushed for another to lead Temple to a wild 55-52 win over Eastern Michigan on Saturday.

DiMichele completed 21 of 37 passes for 370 yards and six scores -- including a school-record four TDs to Bruce Francis. DiMichele also scored on a 3-yard run that put Temple up 48-38 with 6:53 left in the fourth.

Francis caught nine passes for 125 yards with touchdowns of 3, 31, 4 and 10 yards as the Owls (4-7, 3-4 Mid-American Conference) snapped a two-game losing streak and improved to 4-0 all-time against Eastern Michigan dating to 1993.

The Eagles, meanwhile, dropped their fifth straight game and fell to 2-9 and 1-6 in the conference. They had not played in three weeks since losing 31-10 at Western Michigan on Nov. 1.

Temple took a 24-21 halftime lead on DiMichele's 8-yard touchdown pass to Joe Jones with 47 seconds left in the second quarter. The Owls got a 35-yard field goal from Jake Brownell for a 27-21 lead early in the third and the two teams traded scores for the rest of the game.

The Eagles got a 2-yard touchdown run from quarterback Andy Schmitt with 37 seconds left in the game. Eastern Michigan nearly recovered an onside kick after the ball briefly bounced around. Marquise Liverpool landed on the ball and the Owls ran out the clock.

Schmitt set school records for completions, attempts and yardage for Eastern Michigan. Schmitt, who was 50-of-76 for 484 yards and three touchdowns, also scored twice on the ground.

Jacory Stone caught 18 passes for 152 yards and one touchdown while Tyler Jones had 17 receptions for 185 yards and two scores. The school mark for receptions in a game is 20 set by Kenny Christian against Temple on Sept. 23, 2000.

Temple's 55 points were the most since it defeated Connecticut 56-7 on Nov. 24, 2001. The 107 combined points is the most in a Temple game since the Owls joined Division I-A in 1971. Temple had an 82-28 win over Bucknell in 1966.

DiMichele set a Temple record with his fourth career game of at least 300 yards passing.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
EMU
TEM
1st Downs3221
Total Yards552437
Passing484370
Rushing6867
Penalties5-505-37
3rd Down Conversions7-179-14
4th Down Conversions4-40-0
Turnovers01
Possession30:4929:11

Passing Leaders

Eastern MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Schmitt50/764846.430
TempleC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
DiMichele21/3737010.060

Rushing Leaders

Eastern MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Schmitt7202.9214
Jones3196.3010
TempleCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jones13312.4015
DiMichele5204.0112

Receiving Leaders

Eastern MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jones1718510.9221
Stone181528.4119
TempleRECYDSAVGTDLG
Francis912513.9431
Harper49022.5145

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTEREMUTEM
TD13:11Tyler Jones 15 Yd Pass From Andy Schmitt (Joe Carithers Kick) 70
FG04:55Jake Brownell 34 Yd 73
SECOND QUARTEREMUTEM
TD12:49Jacory Stone 8 Yd Pass From Andy Schmitt (Joe Carithers Kick) 143
TD09:16Bruce Francis 3 Yd Pass From Adam DiMichele (Jake Brownell Kick) 1410
TD06:47Bruce Francis 31 Yd Pass From Adam DiMichele (Jake Brownell Kick) 1417
TD02:41Tyler Jones 11 Yd Pass From Andy Schmitt (Joe Carithers Kick) 2117
TD00:47Joe Jones 8 Yd Pass From Adam DiMichele (Jake Brownell Kick) 2124
THIRD QUARTEREMUTEM
FG10:56Jake Brownell 35 Yd 2127
FG06:33Joe Carithers 25 Yd 2427
TD04:34Bruce Francis 4 Yd Pass From Adam DiMichele (Jake Brownell Kick) 2434
FOURTH QUARTEREMUTEM
TD14:57Andy Schmitt 1 Yd Run (Joe Carithers Kick) 3134
TD12:39Bruce Francis 10 Yd Pass From Adam DiMichele (Jake Brownell Kick) 3141
TD09:31Dwayne Priest 2 Yd Run (Joe Carithers Kick) 3841
TD06:53Adam DiMichele 3 Yd Run (Jake Brownell Kick) 3848
TD03:45Dwayne Priest 2 Yd Run (Joe Carithers Kick) 4548
TD02:50Jason Harper 45 Yd Pass From Adam DiMichele (Jake Brownell Kick) 4555
TD00:37Andy Schmitt 2 Yd Run (Joe Carithers Kick) 5255