Jason Harper's 7-yard touchdown run with 29 seconds left gave the White team, coached by offensive coordinator George DeLeone, a 17-14 win over the Cherry, coached by defensive coordinator Mark D'Onofrio, in Temple's intrasquad football game at the university's Ambler Sports Complex on Saturday, which closed spring practice.
Sophomore quarterback Vaughn Charlton completed 19 of 30 passes for 212 yards and a score for the White. Redshirt senior Domerio Hamilton and redshirt junior Travis Shelton each had five receptions.
"The guys played hard," said second-year coach Al Golden. "It was a good workout for us."
Jake Brownell kicked a 40-yard field goal, but two other attempts, one by Brownell and another by Garrett Clawson, were blocked. The second, with a minute-and-a-half left, led to the game-winning 43-yard drive.
The game was played with 12-minute quarters and a running clock, except for the last 2 minutes of each half. There were no kickoffs, and punts were spotted at the place of the catch. Possessions began at the 30 yard-line to begin the halves, and following scores.
Junior tight end Kevin Armstrong was named the most improved offensive player, while sophomores Anthony Ferla (cornerback) and Andre Neblett (end) shared most improved defensive honors.
The Owls opens Aug. 31 at Lincoln Financial Field against Navy, which beat Temple in last year's finale in Annapolis, 42-6.