Tyler Tettleton threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Donte Foster with 1:41 left, and Donte Harden ran for 184 yards and scored twice in Ohio's 35-31 victory over Temple on Wednesday night.
Ohio (6-3, 3-2 Mid-American) took the lead from Temple (5-4, 3-3) in the conference East Division standings and became bowl eligible for the third straight year.
Tettleton was 15 of 24 for 258 yards and three touchdowns and scored on a 5-yard run. LaVon Brazill had seven catches for 165 yards, and Harden had two receptions for 75 yards.
Temple quarterback Chris Coyer ran for 184 yards on 17 carries and completed 8 of 14 passes for 123 yards and three touchdowns.