UCLA rallied from a 21-7 halftime deficit and shut down Temple in the second half to win 30-21 in college football's EagleBank Bowl on Tuesday.
Akeem Ayers returned an interception 2 yards for a go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter to help ruin Temple's first bowl game in 30 years. Temple's only previous bowl appearances were the inaugural Sugar Bowl in 1935 and the Garden State Bowl in 1979.
UCLA braved the freezing temperatures and a wind chill in the teens to overcome a sluggish start. Kevin Prince completed 16 of 31 passes for 221 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. His counterpart, Vaughn Charlton, had more interceptions (two) than completed passes (one) in the second half.
The Bruins had pulled within 21-20 before Ayers stepped in front of Charlton's screen pass and strolled into the end zone with 6:01 to play.