Ryquell Armstead ran for 108 yards and a touchdown, the Temple defense scored on two of its five turnovers and the Owls beat Tulsa 31-17 on Thursday night in an American Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
Tulsa QB Luke Skipper is stripped from behind by Temple's Sam Franklin and teammate Chapelle Russell recovers it to seal the win.
Tulsa's Corey Taylor II runs in a five-yard touchdown to shrink Tulsa's deficit to 28-17.
Down 28-10 early in the fourth, Cooper Edmiston intercepts Temple QB Anthony Russo to begin a Tulsa scoring drive.
Tulsa QB Luke Skipper is stripped and sacked by DE Quincy Roche who recovers the fumble and scores a 50-yard touchdown.
Anthony Russo connects with Randle Jones on a 41-yard gain and later tucks it and runs for a 1-yard touchdown and a Temple lead.
AP Top 25
|RK||Team||Rec||Pts||Trend||Last Week||Next Week|
|1||AlabamaALA(48)||1-0||1511||—||vs Louisville W 51-14||—|
|2||ClemsonCLEM(12)||1-0||1467||—||vs Furman W 48-7||—|
|3||GeorgiaUGA||1-0||1350||—||vs Austin Peay W 45-0||—|
|4||Ohio StateOSU||1-0||1262||1||vs Oregon State W 77-31||—|
|5||WisconsinWIS(1)||1-0||1258||1||vs Western Kentucky W 34-3||—|
|6||OklahomaOKLA||1-0||1251||1||vs Florida Atlantic W 63-14||—|
|7||AuburnAUB||1-0||1236||2||vs #6 Washington W 21-16||—|
|8||Notre DameND||1-0||1080||4||vs #14 Michigan W 24-17||—|
|9||WashingtonWASH||0-1||870||3||vs #9 Auburn L 21-16||—|
|10||StanfordSTAN||1-0||865||3||vs San Diego State W 31-10||—|
|11||LSULSU||1-0||801||14||vs #8 Miami W 33-17||—|
|12||Virginia TechVT||1-0||777||8||@ #19 Florida State W 24-3||—|
|13||Penn StatePSU||1-0||768||3||vs Appalachian State W 45-38||—|
|14||West VirginiaWVU||1-0||762||3||vs Tennessee W 40-14||—|
|15||Michigan StateMSU||1-0||684||4||vs Utah State W 38-31||—|
|16||TCUTCU||1-0||632||—||vs Southern W 55-7||—|
|17||USCUSC||1-0||628||2||vs UNLV W 43-21||—|
|18||Mississippi StateMSST||1-0||538||—||vs Stephen F. Austin W 63-6||—|
|19||UCFUCF||1-0||407||2||@ UConn W 56-17||—|
|20||Boise StateBSU||1-0||391||2||@ Troy W 56-20||—|
|21||MichiganMICH||0-1||318||7||@ #12 Notre Dame L 24-17||—|
|22||MiamiMIAMI||0-1||241||14||vs #25 LSU L 33-17||—|
|23||OregonORE||1-0||217||1||vs Bowling Green W 58-24||—|
|24||South CarolinaSC||1-0||125||NR||vs Coastal Carolina W 49-15||—|
|25||FloridaFLA||1-0||89||NR||vs Charleston Southern W 53-6||—|
Dropped from rankings: Florida State 19, Texas 23
Others receiving votes: Utah 71, Oklahoma State 62, Boston College 31, Texas A&M 29, Northwestern 28, Maryland 12, Ole Miss 11, NC State 9, Florida State 8, Houston 6, Memphis 6, Washington State 6, Iowa State 4, Hawai'i 3, BYU 3, Iowa 3, Kansas State 3, Fresno State 1, Arkansas State 1