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Nutile throws 3 TD passes; Temple beats Tulsa 43-22

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Temple Owls are bowl eligible (1:25)

Craig Haubert and Jay Alter breakdown Temple's bowl-clinching 43-22 victory over Tulsa, and Frank Nutile's three touchdown pass performance in the win. (1:25)

TULSA, Okla. -- Frank Nutile threw for 262 yards and three touchdowns and Temple beat Tulsa 43-22 on Saturday night to become bowl eligible.

Nutile connected with Adonis Jennings for a 28-yard touchdown, and he threw a 2-yarder to Keith Kirkwood just before halftime that gave the Owls a 31-13 lead. Nutile's third TD pass went to Kirkwood in the fourth quarter.

David Hood and Ryquell Armstead had touchdown runs for Temple (6-6, 4-4 American), which has won three of its last four games. Isaiah Wright's 72-yard punt return for a touchdown stretched the Owls' lead to 37-20 late in the third.

D'Angelo Brewer had 34 carries for 255 yards rushing and a touchdown for Tulsa (2-10, 1-7). Chad President threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Justin Hobbs on the Golden Hurricane's first possession.