Temple
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17 - 35 Final
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Ohio tops Temple 35-17; Scott has 5 TDs

Nov 27, 2009 - 10:07 PM ATHENS, Ohio(AP) -- By the time Theo Scott limped to the sideline with an ankle injury, he had already done more than enough to get Ohio University to the Mid-American Conference championship.

Scott threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more as Ohio defeated Temple 35-17 on Friday to clinch the MAC East title for the first time since 2006.

The Bobcats (9-3, 7-1 MAC) won their fourth straight game and Temple (9-3, 7-1) had its school-record nine-game winning streak snapped.

"I think the early part of the season was telling for us," Ohio coach Frank Solich said. "I think our team felt all along that we had the capability to be a good football team. Guys started to truly believe."

Ohio will play Central Michigan in Detroit on Dec. 4. Scott's status is uncertain.

"I think Theo did a great job," Solich said. "His decision making has improved in the past two ballgames and that was huge today. He made special plays today."

Scott was 17 of 21 for 324 yards and had scoring passes of 9, 65 and 4 yards. He also scored on runs of 17 and 43 yards.

Scott's 43-yard run put Ohio ahead 32-17 with 10:02 left in third quarter. Taylor Price caught three passes for 94 yards for the Bobcats.

But Scott watched the end of the game from the sideline, leaning on crutches, after injuring his ankle late in the fourth quarter.

Temple played without star freshman running back Bernard Pierce (shoulder) and struggled to get a passing game going. Quarterbacks Chester Stewart and Vince Charlton combined to go 11 of 34 with three interceptions.

Matt Brown rushed for 172 yards on 25 carries, including a 9-yard touchdown run in the second

"They made explosive plays and we did not," Owls coach Al Golden said. "We didn't convert enough on third downs and in the red zone and they did. That was the difference in the ball game; it's as simple as that."








  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    TEMPLE 0 10 7 0 17
    OHIO 7 6 13 9 35 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: OHIO - TD, STEVEN GOULET 9 YD
    PASS FROM THEO SCOTT (MATT
    WELLER KICK), 7:02. OHIO 7-0
    2ND QUARTER: TEMPLE - FG, BRANDON MCMANUS 24 YD,
    0:08. OHIO 7-3
    OHIO - TD, LAVON BRAZILL 65 YD
    PASS FROM THEO SCOTT

    Nov 27 2:38 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG OHIO
    MATT WELLER 38 YD
    TEMPLE 17
    OHIO 35 7:55 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Temple 17, Ohio 35  4th - 7:55Nov 27 2:13 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD OHIO
    THEO SCOTT 43 YD RUN
    (PAT BLOCKED)
    TEMPLE 17
    OHIO 32 10:02 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Temple 17, Ohio 32  4th - 10:02Nov 27 2:03 PM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    TEMPLE 0 10 7 17
    OHIO 7 6 13 26 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: OHIO - TD, STEVEN GOULET 9 YD
    PASS FROM THEO SCOTT (MATT
    WELLER KICK), 7:02. OHIO 7-0
    2ND QUARTER: TEMPLE - FG, BRANDON MCMANUS 24 YD,
    0:08. OHIO 7-3
    OHIO - TD, LAVON BRAZILL 65 YD
    PASS F

    Temple 17, Ohio 28  End of 3rdNov 27 1:48 PM
  • 5
    roots
    thefanblog Added 5 roots

    Temple 17, Ohio 26  3rd - 3:16Nov 27 1:38 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD TEMPLE
    MATT BROWN 9 YD RUN
    (BRANDON MCMANUS KICK)
    TEMPLE 17
    OHIO 26 3:16 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Temple 17, Ohio 26  3rd - 3:16Nov 27 1:38 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD OHIO
    TERRENCE MCCRAE 4 YD PASS FROM THEO SCOTT
    (PAT BLOCKED)
    TEMPLE 10
    OHIO 26 7:00 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Temple 10, Ohio 26  3rd - 7:00Nov 27 1:28 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD OHIO
    THEO SCOTT 17 YD RUN
    (MATT WELLER KICK)
    TEMPLE 10
    OHIO 20 12:15 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Temple 10, Ohio 20  3rd - 12:15Nov 27 1:08 PM


  • NCAAF HALFTIME
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    TEMPLE 0 10 10
    OHIO 7 6 13 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: OHIO - TD, STEVEN GOULET 9 YD
    PASS FROM THEO SCOTT (MATT
    WELLER KICK), 7:02. OHIO 7-0
    2ND QUARTER: TEMPLE - FG, BRANDON MCMANUS 24 YD,
    0:08. OHIO 7-3
    OHIO - TD, LAVON BRAZILL 65 YD
    PASS FROM THEO

    Nov 27 12:53 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD TEMPLE
    KEE-AYRE GRIFFIN 17 YD RUN
    (BRANDON MCMANUS KICK)
    TEMPLE 10
    OHIO 13 3:03 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Temple 10, Ohio 13  2nd - 3:03Nov 27 12:28 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD OHIO
    LAVON BRAZILL 65 YD PASS FROM THEO SCOTT
    (PAT FAILED)
    TEMPLE 3
    OHIO 13 13:26 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Temple 3, Ohio 13  2nd - 13:26Nov 27 12:03 PM


  • NCAAF
    TEMPLE 3
    OHIO 7 14:52 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Temple 3, Ohio 7  2nd - 14:52Nov 27 11:58 AM


  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    TEMPLE 0 0
    OHIO 7 7 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: OHIO - TD, STEVEN GOULET 9 YD
    PASS FROM THEO SCOTT (MATT
    WELLER KICK), 7:02. OHIO 7-0

    Temple 0, Ohio 7  End of 1stNov 27 11:58 AM


  • NCAAF
    FG TEMPLE
    BRANDON MCMANUS 24 YD
    TEMPLE 3
    OHIO 7 14:52 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Temple 3, Ohio 7  2nd - 14:52Nov 27 11:58 AM


  • NCAAF
    TD OHIO
    STEVEN GOULET 9 YD PASS FROM THEO SCOTT
    (MATT WELLER KICK)
    TEMPLE 0
    OHIO 7 7:58 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Temple 0, Ohio 7  1st - 7:58Nov 27 11:23 AM