Scores

Final

N Illinois 15

(1-5, 1-2 away)

Temple 16

(1-5, 1-2 home)

1:00 PM ET, October 6, 2007

Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA

1 2 3 4 T
NIU 0 6 0 915
TEM 0 10 3 316

Top Performers

Passing: A. DiMichele (TEM) - 202 YDS, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Anderson (NIU) - 29 CAR, 163 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: M. Perez (NIU) - 5 REC, 63 YDS

Temple 16, N. Illinois 15

Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jake Brownell's third field goal of the game, a 39-yarder with nine seconds left, gave Temple a 16-15 victory over Northern Illinois on Saturday in a Mid-American Conference game.

The win snapped an eight game losing streak for the Owls, who had lost 27 of their last 28 games.

The Owls trailed 15-13 after Northern Illinois' Justin Anderson's 39-yard touchdown run with 7:08 remaining. After forcing a Huskies' punt, Temple took over at its own 22-yard line with 3:30 remaining.

Quarterback Adam DiMichele then sparked a 12-play, 56-yard drive to set up the game-winning kick.

DiMichele completed 18 of 32 passes for 202 yards for Temple, while freshman tailback Daryl Robinson gained 71 yards on 14 carries.

Anderson carried 29 times for 163 yards for NIU, and has now rushed for over 150 yards in four straight games.

Temple trailed 6-0 before tackle Terrance Knighton recovered a fumble and raced 66 yards into the end zone. Two field goals by Brownell made it 13-6 before Anderson's TD capped a seven play, 95-yard drive by the Huskies.

Temple's homecoming victory was its first since the team's 28-14 homecoming win over Bowling Green on October 28, 2006.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NIU
TEM
1st Downs1617
Total Yards259352
Passing113202
Rushing146150
Penalties8-7312-127
3rd Down Conversions3-1310-19
4th Down Conversions0-11-1
Turnovers22
Possession25:3834:22

Passing Leaders

Northern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Nicholson12/251014.000
TempleC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
DiMichele18/322026.301

Rushing Leaders

Northern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Anderson291635.6239
Perez11414.0014
TempleCARYDSAVGTDLG
Robinson14715.1013
DiMichele14553.9020

Receiving Leaders

Northern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Perez56312.6022
Davis3186.009
TempleRECYDSAVGTDLG
Francis45112.8028
Liverpool14848.0048

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERNIUTEM
TD05:57Justin Anderson 1 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 60
TD02:54Terrance Knighton 66 Yd Fumble Return (Jake Brownell Kick) 67
FG00:00Jake Brownell 25 Yd 610
THIRD QUARTERNIUTEM
FG02:15Jake Brownell 38 Yd 613
FOURTH QUARTERNIUTEM
FG12:48Chris Nendick 23 Yd 913
TD07:08Justin Anderson 39 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 1513
FG00:09Jake Brownell 39 Yd 1516