Scores

Final

Akron 6

(5-7, 3-5 MAC)

Temple 27

(5-7, 4-4 American)

1:00 PM ET, November 28, 2008

Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA

1 2 3 4 T
AKR 0 0 3 36
TEM 0 6 0 2127

Top Performers

Passing: A. DiMichele (TEM) - 220 YDS, 2 INT

Rushing: D. Kennedy (AKR) - 25 CAR, 153 YDS

Receiving: J. Harper (TEM) - 6 REC, 115 YDS

Temple 27, Akron 6

Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Quarterback Adam DiMichele and senior running back Marcellous Grigsby rushed for two touchdowns each as Temple snapped a 6-6 tie with three scores in the final 7:59 for a 27-6 victory over Akron on Friday.

DiMichele completed 15 of 30 passes for 220 yards and had 50 yards on the ground while Grigsby recorded his first two career touchdowns for Temple (5-7, 4-4 Mid-American Conference). The Owls won their final two games and racked up their most wins since a 7-4 season in 1990.

Dennis Kennedy rushed for 153 yards on 25 carries for his sixth consecutive game of at least 100 yards on the ground for Akron (5-7, 3-5), which dropped its final three games after winning five of its first nine. Kennedy finished with 1,321 yards, third on the school's all-time list for a single season behind Mike Clark in 1986 and James Black in 1983.

Akron tied the game at 6 on an 18-yard field goal by Igor Iveljic with 10:15 remaining. Iveljic, who earlier hit a 24-yard field goal, also missed from 32 and 41 yards.

On Temple's ensuing possession, DiMichele threw a 50-yard pass to Jason Harper, setting up a 4-yard touchdown run by DiMichele for a 13-6 lead. DiMichele had opened the scoring in the second quarter with a 4-yard run.

After Kevin Kroboth intercepted Akron quarterback Chris Jacquemain and returned it 56 yards to the 18-yard line, Grigsby scored from 3 yards out to give Temple a 20-6 advantage with 4:02 left. Grigsby capped the scoring with a 9-yard run with 2:29 remaining.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
AKR
TEM
1st Downs1519
Total Yards331368
Passing166220
Rushing165148
Penalties5-406-43
3rd Down Conversions4-158-15
4th Down Conversions1-20-1
Turnovers33
Possession29:4630:14

Passing Leaders

AkronC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jacquemain20/391664.303
TempleC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
DiMichele15/302207.302

Rushing Leaders

AkronCARYDSAVGTDLG
Kennedy251536.1072
Johnson4112.806
TempleCARYDSAVGTDLG
DiMichele12504.2216
Grigsby11393.529

Receiving Leaders

AkronRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bowser5489.6015
Kennedy6447.3017
TempleRECYDSAVGTDLG
Harper611519.2050
Griffin34113.7023

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERAKRTEM
TD09:08Adam DiMichele 4 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 06
THIRD QUARTERAKRTEM
FG02:18Igor Iveljic 24 Yd 36
FOURTH QUARTERAKRTEM
FG10:15Igor Iveljic 18 Yd 66
TD07:59Adam DiMichele 4 Yd Run (Jake Brownell Kick) 613
TD04:02Marcellous Grigsby 3 Yd Run (Jake Brownell Kick) 620
TD02:29Marcellous Grigsby 9 Yd Run (Jake Brownell Kick) 627