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Temple keeps bowl hopes alive with a 35-24 win at Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) Temple was able to keep its bowl hopes alive and make its senior class the most successful in school history.

Junior Frank Nutile threw for one touchdown and ran for other, Isaiah Wright had a 98-yard kickoff return and Temple kept its bowl hopes alive with a 35-24 win over Cincinnati on Friday night.

''We would rather die out there than let our seniors down,'' Nutile said.

With two games left, the Owls need one more victory to become bowl eligible. One more win and the senior class will be the best all-time.

''Our seniors are special. I'm lucky I got to be their coach,'' first-year coach Geoff Collins said. ''They've gone through a lot with this program. A lot of them had to wait their turn.''

The Owls (5-5, 3-3 American) held off an inspired second-half effort by Cincinnati (3-7, 1-5) to get the win.

Hayden Moore threw a 29-yard pass to Thomas Geddis and Mike Boone had 28- and 21-yard runs on consecutive plays to make it a one score game with 7:40 left in the third quarter but Wright took the kickoff back 98 yards to separate the Owls from the Bearcats. Wright then threw a two-point conversion pass to Nutile on a trick play.

''For the first time I told the guys I'm disappointed with the way we coached; disappointed with the way we prepared the,'' Cincinnati's first-year coach Luke Fickell said. ''It is baffling to me. The defense can play really well in the first half and have really big stops in tough situations. The offense doesn't move the ball in the first half. In the second half it completely flips. We have to find a way to break through some of this stuff.''

Nutile completed 19 of 30 passes for 224 yards.

''He studies film and works hard,'' Collins said. ''You could see it on several key plays tonight. He is a great kid.''

David Hood's one-yard run midway through the second quarter gave Temple a 13-0 halftime lead. Hood was Temple's leading rusher with 89 yards on 19 carries.

Hood has spent most of the season backing up Ryquell Armstead.

''I look at myself as the No. 1 back every week,'' Hood said. ''Our offense really came together tonight.''

Cincinnati had a 76-yard punt return called back for an illegal block in the back and fumbled to set up one of Aaron Bourmerhi's two first half field goals.

Hayden Moore completed 20 of 36 passes for Cincinnati and was the leading rusher with 75 yards on 11 carries.

TAKEAWAYS

Temple: Ventell Bryant moved into eighth place on Temple's all-time list for receptions with 117. His 62 yards r and yards receiving also put him eighth on the list with 1,721. . With the win, Temple's seniors tied the team record of 31 wins by a class. ... The Owls faced two triple option offenses in a row before coming to Cincinnati. Army rushed for 248 yards on Oct. 21 but they held Navy to 136. Cincinnati split the difference with 184 yards rushing.

Cincinnati: Luke Fickell and Geoff Collins are both in their first season as head coach. Both were on the defensive coaching staff at Alabama for the 2007 national championship season. . Cincinnati has lost nine of its last 10 AAC games.

UP NEXT

Temple will host Central Florida at noon on Nov. 18. The undefeated Knights will be the final home opponent for the Owls, who need one more win to be bowl eligible.

Cincinnati will travel to East Carolina on Nov. 18 at a time to be determined. The Pirates and Bearcats are at the bottom of the AAC standing.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:34
97-R.Jones extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
35
24
Point After TD 2:34
97-R.Jones extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
35
24
Touchdown 2:34
8-H.Moore complete to 5-M.Boone. 5-M.Boone runs 3 yards for a touchdown.
12
plays
80
yds
03:11
pos
35
23
Point After TD 11:03
97-A.Boumerhi extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
35
17
Touchdown 11:03
18-F.Nutile runs 3 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
65
yds
03:53
pos
34
17
Field Goal 15:00
97-R.Jones 26 yards Field Goal is Good.
10
plays
64
yds
03:38
pos
28
17
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Two Point Conversion 7:27
13-I.Wright complete to 18-F.Nutile. 18-F.Nutile to CIN End Zone for 2 yards. Conversion is good.
plays
yds
pos
28
14
Touchdown 7:27
97-R.Jones kicks 63 yards from CIN 35. 13-I.Wright runs 98 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
63
yds
00:13
pos
26
14
Point After TD 7:40
97-R.Jones extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
20
14
Touchdown 7:40
5-M.Boone runs 21 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
71
yds
02:06
pos
20
13
Point After TD 9:51
97-A.Boumerhi extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
20
7
Touchdown 9:51
18-F.Nutile complete to 5-K.Kirkwood. 5-K.Kirkwood runs 34 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
74
yds
01:39
pos
19
7
Point After TD 11:37
97-R.Jones extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
13
7
Touchdown 11:43
8-H.Moore complete to 85-T.Geddis. 85-T.Geddis runs 29 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
68
yds
3:17
pos
13
6
Touchdown 11:37
8-H.Moore complete to 85-T.Geddis. 85-T.Geddis runs 29 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
53
yds
03:18
pos
13
6
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 6:39
97-A.Boumerhi extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
13
0
Touchdown 6:39
24-D.Hood runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
12
plays
84
yds
04:47
pos
12
0
Field Goal 13:19
97-A.Boumerhi 22 yards Field Goal is Good.
6
plays
20
yds
00:00
pos
6
0
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:38
97-A.Boumerhi 27 yards Field Goal is Good.
13
plays
64
yds
05:20
pos
3
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 25 21
Rushing 12 10
Passing 11 8
Penalty 2 3
3rd Down Conv 8-14 9-18
4th Down Conv 0-0 2-3
Total Net Yards 425 400
Total Plays 73 72
Avg Gain 5.8 5.6
Net Yards Rushing 205 184
Rush Attempts 43 35
Avg Rush Yards 4.8 5.3
Net Yards Passing 220 216
Comp. - Att. 19-30 21-37
Yards Per Pass 7.3 5.8
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-4 1-5
Penalties - Yards 4-50 11-107
Touchdowns 4 3
Rushing TDs 2 1
Passing TDs 1 2
Other 1 0
Turnovers 2 2
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 2-2
Int. Thrown 1 0
Punts - Avg 2-46.5 5-37.6
Return Yards 115 174
Punts - Returns 0-0 1-16
Kickoffs - Returns 2-115 6-151
Int. - Returns 0-0 1-7
Kicking 5/6 4/5
Extra Points 3/3 3/3
Field Goals 2/3 1/2
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Temple 5-5 31015735
Cincinnati 3-7 00141024
220 PASS YDS 216
205 RUSH YDS 184
425 TOTAL YDS 400
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
F. Nutile 18 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63.3% 224 1 1 130.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
65% 883 6 3 150.5
F. Nutile 19/30 224 1 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
D. Hood 24 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
23 108 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
90 397 3
D. Hood 23 108 1 27
R. Ritrovato 45 FB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 44 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
30 130 1
R. Ritrovato 9 44 0 9
F. Nutile 18 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 28 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
16 29 1
F. Nutile 5 28 1 21
R. Armstead 7 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 28 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
122 482 3
R. Armstead 4 28 0 12
A. Jennings 17 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 22 0
A. Jennings 1 0 0 0
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
V. Bryant 19 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 62 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
24 247 0
V. Bryant 4 62 0 29
K. Kirkwood 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 40 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
32 472 4
K. Kirkwood 2 40 1 34
I. Wright 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 39 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
36 541 3
I. Wright 3 39 0 19
R. Jones 81 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 38 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 156 0
R. Jones 3 38 0 24
C. Myarick 85 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 18 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 64 0
C. Myarick 1 18 0 18
A. Jennings 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 16 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
34 514 5
A. Jennings 3 16 0 11
R. Armstead 7 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 12 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 50 0
R. Armstead 2 12 0 12
D. Hood 24 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 -1 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
19 156 1
D. Hood 1 -1 0 -1
Defense T-A SACK INT
T. Jones 40 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
T. Jones 7-0 0.0 0
S. Chandler 3 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-1 1 0.0
S. Chandler 7-1 0.0 0
J. Taylor 94 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
J. Taylor 5-1 0.0 0
S. Finch 6 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
S. Finch 4-3 0.0 0
D. Randall 2 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 4 0.0
D. Randall 4-1 0.0 0
L. Crump 11 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
L. Crump 3-0 0.0 0
S. Bradley 23 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
S. Bradley 3-2 0.0 0
M. Jones 10 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 1 0.0
M. Jones 2-0 0.0 0
J. Martin 9 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
J. Martin 2-2 0.0 0
Q. Roche 90 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
Q. Roche 2-0 0.0 0
D. Archibong 95 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
D. Archibong 2-1 1.0 0
T. Williams 26 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Williams 1-0 0.0 0
G. Webb 60 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
G. Webb 1-0 0.0 0
S. Franklin 36 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
S. Franklin 1-1 0.0 0
D. Thomas 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Thomas 1-0 0.0 0
M. Dogbe 98 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Dogbe 1-0 0.0 0
A. Foster 8 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Foster 1-0 0.0 0
J. Fair 70 OL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Fair 1-0 0.0 0
W. Kwenkeu 35 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
W. Kwenkeu 1-0 0.0 0
J. Allen 33 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Allen 1-0 0.0 0
I. Graham-Mobley 37 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
I. Graham-Mobley 0-2 0.0 0
D. Levine 51 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
D. Levine 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
A. Boumerhi 97 K
IN-GAME FG XP
2/3 3/3
SEASON FG XP
12/18 19/19
A. Boumerhi 2/3 27 3/3 9
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
I. Wright 13 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 57.5 98 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
7 30.0 98 0
I. Wright 2 57.5 98 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
H. Moore 8 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
55.6% 217 2 0 124.5
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
55.7% 2176 15 7 115.0
H. Moore 20/36 217 2 0
M. Boone 5 RB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 4 0 0 133.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 4 0 0 133.6
M. Boone 1/1 4 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
H. Moore 8 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 75 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
77 272 3
H. Moore 11 75 0 29
M. Boone 5 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 59 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
81 318 4
M. Boone 9 59 1 28
M. Warren II 3 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 40 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
45 260 1
M. Warren II 10 40 0 13
G. Doaks 23 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 13 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
87 513 2
G. Doaks 4 13 0 6
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
K. Lewis 1 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 84 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
53 528 4
K. Lewis 5 84 0 35
D. Gray 21 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 50 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
25 427 3
D. Gray 3 50 0 20
T. Geddis 85 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 40 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
23 323 3
T. Geddis 2 40 1 29
T. Cogswell 18 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 16 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
20 124 2
T. Cogswell 3 16 0 9
M. Warren II 3 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 50 0
M. Warren II 1 9 0 9
M. Boone 5 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 7 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
22 160 1
M. Boone 4 7 1 3
G. Doaks 23 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
14 135 1
G. Doaks 1 7 0 7
H. Moore 8 QB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 4 0
H. Moore 1 4 0 4
J. Pinckney 14 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 153 0
J. Pinckney 0 0 0 0
J. Rollins 26 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 85 0
J. Rollins 0 0 0 0
B. Labelle 87 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
B. Labelle 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
P. Young 6 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-1 0 0.0
P. Young 9-1 0.0 0
J. White 8 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-2 0 0.0
J. White 9-2 0.0 0
J. Minor 33 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-6 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-6 0 0.0
J. Minor 8-6 0.0 0
C. Jacobs 20 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
C. Jacobs 6-1 0.0 0
M. Copeland 44 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 1.0
M. Copeland 6-1 1.0 0
L. Stephens 9 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 1 0.0
L. Stephens 4-0 0.0 0
M. Taylor 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 1 0.0
M. Taylor 3-1 0.0 1
T. Gilbert 2 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
T. Gilbert 2-0 0.0 0
K. Fitz 51 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Fitz 1-0 0.0 0
L. Johnson 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
L. Johnson 1-0 0.0 0
C. Broughton 96 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.0
C. Broughton 1-3 0.0 0
M. Wilson 56 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Wilson 1-0 0.0 0
C. Murphy 30 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.0
C. Murphy 1-3 0.0 0
M. Brown 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Brown 1-0 0.0 0
M. Clements 4 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 1 0.0
M. Clements 1-1 0.0 0
C. Brooks 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
C. Brooks 0-2 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Jones 97 P
IN-GAME FG XP
1/2 3/3
SEASON FG XP
6/10 9/10
R. Jones 1/2 26 3/3 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Smith 37 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 37.6 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
53 40.6 3
J. Smith 5 37.6 3 50
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. Warren II 3 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 29.0 41 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
14 23.0 41 0
M. Warren II 4 29.0 41 0
T. Boose 24 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 17.5 18 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 17.5 18 0
T. Boose 2 17.5 18 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Gray 21 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 16.0 16 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
11 8.2 16 0
D. Gray 1 16.0 16 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 TEMPLE 35 0:26 2 14 INT
13:39 TEMPLE 10 3:16 6 19 Punt
5:58 TEMPLE 11 5:20 13 79 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:15 CINCY 25 0:00 6 20 FG
11:26 TEMPLE 16 4:47 12 84 TD
2:55 TEMPLE 22 1:35 6 32 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:30 TEMPLE 26 1:39 5 74 TD
7:40 CINCY 35 0:13 1 63 TD
6:00 CINCY 27 2:13 4 0 FG Miss
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:56 TEMPLE 35 3:53 9 65 TD
9:16 TEMPLE 26 3:22 7 39 Fumble
2:32 CINCY 45 2:09 5 16 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:26 CINCY 49 0:39 4 -2 Punt
10:05 CINCY 30 3:59 9 23 Punt
0:27 CINCY 20 0:00 1 11 Fumble
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:15 CINCY 25 1:35 4 14 Punt
6:32 CINCY 17 3:28 8 45 Punt
1:13 CINCY 20 1:08 6 51 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:55 CINCY 32 3:18 10 68 TD
9:46 CINCY 29 2:06 7 71 TD
7:21 CINCY 26 1:13 4 1 Downs
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
3:42 CINCY 27 3:38 10 64 FG
10:54 CINCY 42 1:26 4 -16 Punt
5:45 CINCY 35 3:11 12 65 TD