Temple Vs. Ohio Score: Bobcats Overcome Owls 35-31 In Wild Finish

Temple falls to Ohio 35-31 after a fourth quarter nail-biter the Owls let slip away.

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Temple Vs. Ohio Score: Bobcats Overcome Owls 35-31 In Wild Finish

The Temple Owls vs. the Ohio Bobcats, which emanated from the Peden Stadium tonight (Nov. 2, 2011) in Athens, Ohio, has come to a close.

So to, has Temple’s quest to lock up a spot in the Mid-American conference (MAC) title chase.

That’s because the Bobcats clawed their way to victory by a score of 35-31 in a wild fourth quarter finish that went back-and-forth until the final minutes.

Brandon McManus hit a 27 yard field goal to break a 21-21 tie entering the final fifteen minutes of play, but Tyler Tettleton found Jordan Thompson on the very next drive to get the Bobcats back on top.

Once again, the gang from Philly would keep pace, thanks to Chris Coyer’s pass that was complete to Deon Miller in the end zone.

It wouldn’t be enough.

Like he did all night, Tettleton gave the ball to Donte Foster, who scooted into the end zone to put Ohio up for good.

The Owls had another chance after the two minute warning, but turned the ball over on downs when Coyer underthrew Joe Jones on fourth and four.

Tough night for Temple, who came close … just not close enough.

Final - 11.2.2011 1 2 3 4 Total
Temple Owls 0 14 7 10 31
Ohio Bobcats 7 7 7 14 35

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Temple Vs. Ohio Score: Owls And Bobcats Tied 21-21 End Of Third Quarter

With 15 minutes left to play in the Owls vs. Bobcats match-up, it’s still anyone’s game. That’s because Temple and Ohio are deadlocked at 21 apiece at the end of the third quarter.

The Bobcats had a huge play in their second drive when running back Donte Harden rushed for an 81 yard touchdown. Matt Weller’s extra point made it 21-14 in favor of the home team but Temple wasn’t about to just roll over.

Not by a long shot.

The Philly kids drove for 68 yards scattered across eight plays culminating in a 20-yard rushing touchdown for junior running back Bernard Pierce. Brandon McManus was spot on to make it a tie game.

Temple got the ball for a fourth time but was unable to convert, but also prevented the Bobcats from getting an opportunity to make a big play as the clock ran down.

See you in the fourth quarter!


Temple Vs. Ohio Score: Owls And Bobcats Tied 14-14 At Halftime

Ladies and gentlemen, we have ourselves a game.

The Temple Owls were able to pull even with the Ohio Bobcats in the second quarter of their game tonight (Nov. 2, 2011) at Peden Stadium in Athens, Ohio.

Twice, in fact.

When Bobcats quarterback Tyler Tettleton connected with Donte Foster on the opening drive, it looked like more of the same from the opening quarter.

Until Foster fumbled the ball, which was recovered by Temple’s John Youboty at the Ohio 32 yard line. Add to that a 15-yard penalty against the home team (personal foul) and Temple was in perfect position to capitalize.

And they did, right after Chris Coyer found Evan Rodriguez in the end zone followed by the extra point by Brandon McManus.

Tettleton took matters into his own hands just as soon as the Bobcats got the ball back, rushing for a five yard touchdown that became seven points courtesy of field goal kicker Matt Weller.

Temple again answered back after Weller missed the chance for another three and drove 69 yards across just three plays as Rod Streater reeled one in for 34 yards into the end zone.

McManus delivered to make it 14-14.

That’s where we stand at the half. Temple was able to stuff the Bobcats’ final drive, which should give them the confidence they need to keep playing well in the third quarter.

Time will tell.


Temple Vs. Ohio Score: Owls Trail The Bobcats 7-0 End Of First Quarter

The Temple Owls flew into Peden Stadium tonight (Nov. 2, 2011) in Athens, Ohio, to take on the Bobcats in prime time in a game with Mid-American conference (MAC) title implications on the line.

At the end of the first quarter, Ohio leads Temple by a score of 7-0.

The Bobcats drew first blood during the opening drive, thanks largely in part to a 33-yard run by Ohio running back Donte Harden. Just one play later and Tyler Tettleton went to the air, again finding Harden for 25 yards and the first touchdown of the game.

Matt Weller split the uprights to make it seven-zip.

The big story of the opening quarter is Temple’s inability to move the football, and racking up five yard penalties when you can’t get your team downfield takes a bad situation and makes it worse.

The Owls are going to have to make some plays or continue with a stingy defense coming into the second quarter.

Stay tuned.

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