Scores

Final

Temple 24

(0-4, 0-2 away)

Idaho 26

(1-4, 1-1 home)

5:00 PM ET, September 28, 2013

Kibbie Dome, Moscow, ID

1 2 3 4 T
TEM 3 0 7 1424
IDHO 7 10 3 626

Top Performers

Passing: C. Chalich (IDHO) - 310 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: K. Harper (TEM) - 11 CAR, 61 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: R. Montgomery (IDHO) - 5 REC, 102 YDS, 1 TD

Idaho hangs on to defeat Temple 26-24

Associated Press

MOSCOW, Idaho -- Chad Chalich rushed for 114 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.

"Our team played well today, especially the young guys." Idaho's first-year coach Paul Petrino said. "Chad grew today as a quarterback. That kid is so tough. I love the way he plays."

Chalich was the leading rusher for the Vandals (1-4). He had a 52-yard run.

Richard Montgomery added 102 yards receiving on five receptions and one touchdown.

"It is a great feeling, and a great team effort considering we are such a young team, but they all stepped up tonight," Chalich said.

Idaho had command of the game in the first half with a 17-3 lead, but the Owls (0-4) made it interesting with 21 second-half points.

"We played a good defensive game in first half, but we missed some big tackles in the second half," Petrino said. "We came out and looked soft defensively to start the half. We can't do that. We need to keep pushing and get better."

The Owls' rally included a Kenny Harper 5-yard run for a score in the third quarter and Connor Reilly's 51-yard pass to Ryan Alderman with 12:59 left in the fourth quarter to put the Owls to within 23-17.

With 3:23 left in the game, Temple put together a 10-play, 75-yard drive that ended with a 2-yard Harper touchdown run to bring the Owls within 26-24.

"We played much better in second half, with more continuity, but Idaho is a much better team than their record shows," first-year Temple coach Matt Rhule. "I am proud of the way they kept fighting and never gave up."

After Temple's final score, Idaho ran out most of the clock leaving the Owls offense only 10 seconds. A couple of Hail Mary passes were incomplete.

Reilly threw for 249 yards and one score for Temple. Harper had 11 carries for 61 yards and two touchdowns. Linebacker Tyler Matakevich came up with 24 tackles for the Owls, a school record.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TEM
IDHO
1st Downs2218
Total Yards410470
Passing249310
Rushing161160
Penalties6-465-45
3rd Down Conversions4-167-18
4th Down Conversions1-10-0
Turnovers00
Possession26:2333:37

Passing Leaders

TempleC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Reilly23/472495.310
IdahoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Chalich26/433107.210

Rushing Leaders

TempleCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harper11615.5222
Williams6488.0028
IdahoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Chalich131068.2052
Brown9283.106

Receiving Leaders

TempleRECYDSAVGTDLG
Alderman58817.6151
Fitzpatrick6498.2019
IdahoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Montgomery510220.4164
Lovett57815.6034

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTEMIDHO
TD12:20Richard Montgomery 64 Yd Pass From Chad Chalich (Austin Rehkow Kick) 07
FG07:39Nick Visco 25 Yd 37
SECOND QUARTERTEMIDHO
TD08:39Richard Montgomery 5 Yd Run (Austin Rehkow Kick) 314
FG01:21Austin Rehkow 39 Yd 317
THIRD QUARTERTEMIDHO
TD11:27Kenneth Harper 5 Yd Run (Nick Visco Kick) 1017
FG05:09Austin Rehkow 30 Yd 1020
FOURTH QUARTERTEMIDHO
FG14:10Austin Rehkow 38 Yd 1023
TD12:59Ryan Alderman 51 Yd Pass From Connor Reilly (Nick Visco Kick) 1723
FG06:11Austin Rehkow 25 Yd 1726
TD03:32Kenneth Harper 2 Yd Run (Nick Visco Kick) 2426

Research Notes

American Athletic Conference schools Connecticut (to Buffalo) and Temple (to Idaho) both loss to non BCS-AQ opponents on Saturday. The American now has eight such losses on the season, the most of any of the six BCS-AQ conferences.
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