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Toledo defeats No. 24 Temple in Boca Raton Bowl, 23-21

Toledo defeats No. 24 Temple in Boca Raton Bowl, 23-21

Phillip Ely hit Cody Thompson with an 80-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter Tuesday night, and Toledo won Jason Candle's first game as head coach, beating No. 24 Temple, 32-17, in a soggy Boca Raton Bowl in Florida.

Candle was promoted from offensive coordinator three weeks ago when Matt Campbell took over at Iowa State.

The Rockets (10-2) positioned themselves to crack the final top 25 for the first time since 2001. Temple (10-4) lost for the fourth time in seven games after starting 7-0.

Frequent driving rain hampered both offenses, but Ely went 20 for 28 for 285 yards and two scores with no turnovers.

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