Owls rally past Ohio

Published 1:05 am Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Steve Maneri caught a 5-yard touchdown from quarterback Adam DiMichele with 1:51 remaining and Temple rallied for 14 points in the fourth quarter in a 14-10 victory over Ohio on Tuesday.

Kee-ayre Griffin rushed 22 times for 85 yards and a 1-yard score with 10:53 left, cutting the lead to 10-7. It was Temple’s first touchdown at home in more than 11 quarters and an overtime, which included previous home losses to Connecticut and Western Michigan.

Temple improved to 3-5 overall and 2-3 in the Mid-American Conference.

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DiMichele (9-of-22, 79 yards) hadn’t played since sustaining an injury to his right shoulder on the first drive of Temple’s 45-3 loss at Penn State on Sept. 20.

Boo Jackson completed 23-of-40 passes for 220 yards for Ohio, which fell to 2-6 and 1-3 in the conference.