(Tuesday, November 16th)
Final Score: Ohio 31, Temple 23
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Vince Davidson rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries, as the Ohio Bobcats inched closer to their second straight MAC East Division title with a 31-23 victory over the Temple Owls in the rain at Lincoln Financial Field.
Boo Jackson completed 4-of-12 passes for 78 yards, a touchdown, and an interception for the Bobcats (8-3, 6-1 MAC), who have won seven straight games for the first time since a seven-game stretch from October 7 to November 24, 2006.
Donte Harden carried the ball eight times for 29 yards and a score, while Riley Dunlop caught a TD pass for the victors.
Mike Gerardi connected on 28-of-48 passes for 311 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions for the Owls (8-3, 5-2), who saw a 10-game home winning streak come to an end.
Matt Brown carried the ball 20 times for 72 yards and a score, while Michael Campbell caught 11 passes for 131 yards and two touchdowns in defeat.
Campbell fumbled the ball near midfield in the early stages of the first quarter. The Bobcats capitalized with a seven-play drive that Davidson finished with a five-yard rushing TD with over 5 1/2 minutes left.
The Owls bridged the first and second periods with an eight-play, 50-yard drive. On 3rd-and-goal from the one, Brown rumbled into the end zone to make it a 7-7 game.
Ohio fought right back with a 10-play, 71-yard march to take back the lead. Dunlop capped the drive with a 16-yard touchdown catch for a 14-7 advantage with seven minutes to go until half.
The score was 17-10 after each team exchanged field goals prior to the break.
Jackson was intercepted to start the third quarter, but Brandon McManus missed a 45-yard field goal for the Owls.
Gerardi was picked off by Carl Jones at midfield early in the fourth. That led to Harden's two-yard rushing TD for a 24-10 Bobcats lead with 9:30 to play.
Davidson's 41-yard score with 4 1/2 minutes remaining gave Ohio a 31-10 lead.
Campbell caught two touchdown passes in the final minutes, but Temple ran out of time.
11/17 02:13:25 ET