Temple at Idaho

Idaho hangs on to defeat Temple 26-24

Associated Press

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) Chad Chalich rushed for 120 yards and threw for 310 and a score, and freshman Austin Rehkow kicked four field goals to help Idaho hold off a late-game surge and give the Vandals their first win of the season, beating Temple 26-24 on Saturday.

Idaho (1-4) had command in the first half, holding a 17-3 lead, but the Owls (0-5), also looking for their first win, made it interesting with three touchdowns in the second half.

The Owls, who had trailed 23-10 early in the fourth quarter, produced a 10-play, 75-yard drive that ended with a 5-yard touchdown run by Kenny Harper with 3:32 to play to bring Temple to within 26-24.

But Idaho then ran out most of the clock with Temple getting possession with only 15 seconds left. Connor Reilly attempted a Hail Mary that made it to the end zone, but the pass was incomplete.

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Scoring Summary
IDAHORichard Montgomery 64 yd pass from Chad Chalich (Austin Rehkow kick)
TEMPLENick Visco 25 yd FG
IDAHORichard Montgomery 5 yd run (Austin Rehkow kick)
IDAHOAustin Rehkow 39 yd FG
TEMPLEKenneth Harper 5 yd run (Nick Visco kick)
IDAHOAustin Rehkow 30 yd FG
IDAHOAustin Rehkow 38 yd FG
TEMPLERyan Alderman 51 yd pass from Connor Reilly (Nick Visco kick)
IDAHOAustin Rehkow 25 yd FG
TEMPLEKenneth Harper 2 yd run (Nick Visco kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2219
Third Down Efficiency4-168-18
Fourth Down Efficiency1-10-0
Plays-Net Yards76-41077-478
Passing Yds249310
Kick Return Yds7197
Punt Return Yds2714
Time of Poss.26:2333:37
Individual Stats
TEMPLE: Kenneth Harper 11-61, Zaire Williams 6-48, Connor Reilly 6-28, Chris Coyer 5-24, Jamie Gilmore 1-0
IDAHO: Chad Chalich 14-114, Jerrel Brown 9-28, Richard Montgomery 7-17, Dezmon Epps 2-6, Kristoffer Olugbode 1-3
TEMPLE: Connor Reilly 23-47-249-0
IDAHO: Chad Chalich 26-43-310-0, Team 0-1-0-0
TEMPLE: Jalen Fitzpatrick 6-49, Ryan Alderman 5-88, Nate Hairston 3-27, John Christopher 3-24, Kenneth Harper 2-30, Robbie Anderson 2-17, Tyler Karpinski 1-8, Chris Coyer 1-6
IDAHO: Richard Montgomery 5-102, Najee Lovett 5-78, Deon Watson 5-33, Dezmon Epps 5-24, Roman Runner 3-47, Michael LaGrone 2-14, Trent Cowan 1-12
Temple1st American Athletic East7-110-4
Idaho3rd Sun Belt 6-29-4

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