Akeem Ayers slipped to the ground, got back up and intercepted Temple QB Vaughn Charlton at the 4-yard line, and brought it in for a touchdown.
On the 2-point conversion, Kevin Prince found Nelson Rosario in the middle of the zone to put UCLA up seven.
A good UCLA drive stalled at the 25 yard line, and Kai Forbath hit a 42-yard field goal to close the gap to 21-20 with 12:31 remaining.
Kevin Prince had a nice throw-and-run to Chane Moline that gained about 17 yards, but just missed Logan Paulsen for what would have been a touchdown.
A beautiful play call by Norm Chow just brought the game to within a score.
On 4th-and-1 from the Temple 32-yard line, rather than go for the first down, Chow called a play-action rollout and Kevin Prince found Terrence Austin for a 32-yard touchdown on UCLA’s first play of the second half.
UCLA got the ball back with 17 seconds and marched down the field to set up a 39-yard Kai Forbath field goal.
Temple is controlling the line of scrimmage on offense, as Bernard Pierce and Matt Brown have combined for 94 yards on 21 carries and two touchdowns.
UCLA can’t seem to get its passing game in order, as Kevin Prince is just 7-for-16 for 90 yards and a touchdown. But his interception in Temple territory set up a short field, and the Owls capitalized with a touchdown.
After a Kevin Prince interception – and a Chane Moline facemask on the ensuing return – gave Temple the ball at the UCLA 15-yard line, Owls running back Matt Brown capped off a short drive with a 2-yard touchdown run.
The UCLA defense just looked exhausted on that drive.