PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Quarterback
and senior running back
rushed for two touchdowns each as Temple snapped a 6-6 tie with three scores in the final 7:59 for a 27-6 victory over Akron
DiMichele completed 15 of 30 passes for 220 yards and had 50 yards on the ground while Grigsby recorded his first two career
touchdowns for Temple (5-7, 4-4 Mid-American Conference). The Owls won their final two games and racked up their most wins
since a 7-4 season in 1990.
rushed for 153 yards on 25 carries for his sixth consecutive game of at least 100 yards on the ground for Akron (5-7, 3-5),
which dropped its final three games after winning five of its first nine. Kennedy finished with 1,321 yards, third on the
school's all-time list for a single season behind
in 1986 and
Akron tied the game at 6 on an 18-yard field goal by
with 10:15 remaining. Iveljic, who earlier hit a 24-yard field goal, also missed from 32 and 41 yards.
On Temple's ensuing possession, DiMichele threw a 50-yard pass to
, setting up a 4-yard touchdown run by DiMichele for a 13-6 lead. DiMichele had opened the scoring in the second quarter with
a 4-yard run.
intercepted Akron quarterback
and returned it 56 yards to the 18-yard line, Grigsby scored from 3 yards out to give Temple a 20-6 advantage with 4:02 left.
Grigsby capped the scoring with a 9-yard run with 2:29 remaining.