Scores

Final

Temple 31

(5-4, 3-2 away)

Ohio 35

(6-3, 4-1 home)

Coverage: ESPN

8:00 PM ET, November 2, 2011

Peden Stadium, Athens, OH

1 2 3 4 T
TEM 0 14 7 1031
OHIO 7 7 7 1435

Top Performers

Passing: T. Tettleton (OHIO) - 258 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: D. Harden (OHIO) - 20 CAR, 184 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: L. Brazill (OHIO) - 7 REC, 165 YDS

Tyler Tettleton's third TD pass leads Ohio past Temple

Associated Press

ATHENS, Ohio -- Tyler Tettleton threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Donte Foster with 1:41 left, and Donte Harden ran for 184 yards and scored twice in Ohio's 35-31 victory over Temple on Wednesday night.

Ohio (6-3, 3-2 Mid-American) took the lead from Temple (5-4, 3-3) in the conference East Division standings and became bowl eligible for the third straight year.

Tettleton was 15 of 24 for 258 yards and three touchdowns and scored on a 5-yard run. LaVon Brazill had seven catches for 165 yards, and Harden had two receptions for 75 yards.

Temple quarterback Chris Coyer ran for 184 yards on 17 carries and completed 8 of 14 passes for 123 yards and three touchdowns.

Temple tied it at 21 late in the third quarter on Bernard Pierce's 20-yard run, and took the lead on Brandon McManus' 27-yard field goal with 10:57 left.

Tettleton put the Bobcats back in front with a 2-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Thompson with 7:51 to play, but the Owls regained the lead at 31-28 on Coyer's 9-yard scoring pass to Deon Miller with 4:46 to go.

Harden gave the Bobcats a 21-14 lead with an 81-yard run midway through the third quarter. He also had two big plays in a row on Ohio's opening possession of the game, running for 33 yards and catching a 25-yard touchdown pass.

Temple tied it at 7 early in the second quarter on Coyer's 5-yard pass to Evan Rodriguez.

Tettleton countered with his 5-yard TD run, and Coyer pulled the Owls even again with two straight big plays, running for 35 yards and throwing a 34-yard touchdown pass to Rod Streater with 2:07 left in the half.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TEM
OHIO
1st Downs1822
Total Yards437521
Passing129281
Rushing308240
Penalties6-534-58
3rd Down Conversions6-145-11
4th Down Conversions1-20-1
Turnovers11
Possession31:4728:13

Passing Leaders

TempleC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Coyer8/141238.830
OhioC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Tettleton15/2425810.830

Rushing Leaders

TempleCARYDSAVGTDLG
Coyer1718410.8035
Pierce22843.8120
OhioCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harden201849.2181
Blankenship6376.2012

Receiving Leaders

TempleRECYDSAVGTDLG
Streater38227.3134
Rodriguez3268.7115
OhioRECYDSAVGTDLG
Brazill716523.6056
Harden27537.5150

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTEMOHIO
TD12:55Donte Harden 25 Yd Pass From Tyler Tettleton (Matt Weller Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERTEMOHIO
TD11:49Evan Rodriguez 5 Yd Pass From Chris Coyer (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 77
TD06:54Tyler Tettleton 5 Yd Run (Matt Weller Kick) 714
TD02:07Rod Streater 34 Yd Pass From Chris Coyer (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 1414
THIRD QUARTERTEMOHIO
TD06:37Donte Harden 81 Yd Run (Matt Weller Kick) 1421
TD02:43Bernard Pierce 20 Yd Run (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 2121
FOURTH QUARTERTEMOHIO
FG10:57Brandon McManus 27 Yd 2421
TD07:51Jordan Thompson 2 Yd Pass From Tyler Tettleton (Matt Weller Kick) 2428
TD04:46Deon Miller 9 Yd Pass From Chris Coyer (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 3128
TD01:41Donte Foster 5 Yd Pass From Tyler Tettleton (Matt Weller Kick) 3135

Research Notes

Ohio QB Tyler Tettleton's 3 pass TDs vs Temple gives him 20 on the season, tying the school record for a single season. Tettleton is now tied with Theo Scott for most pass TDs in one campaign and trails the single-season passing yards mark by just 134 yards with at least 3 games remaining (Bobcats are now bowl-eligible, could play 4 games).
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