GIANT-KILLER TEMPLE STOPS MEMPHIS 30-28 TO GO 5-1, 2-0 IN AAC!


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By Harry Allison

Temple (5-1, 2-0 AAC) has knocked off another ranked opponent at home, No. 23 Memphis (5-1, 1-1 AAC).

Temple’s defense forced four turnovers, and those subsequent points were instrumental in the 30-28 upset victory for the Owls at the Linc.

Temple scored 16 points off four Memphis turnovers. But the biggest play of the game may have been a video replay review by the AAC officials. After Memphis tight end Joey Magnifico appeared to haul in a 4th and 9 pass for a first down late in the fourth quarter, an instant replay overturned the call on the field.

Memphis got the ball back but time ran out on the Tigers and their undefeated start to the season. This despite a 373-yard day through the air by Brady White, who also lost a couple of fumbles.

Temple’s Anthony Russo (above) had a solid effort as well with 224 passing yards and two touchdowns in the win. The Owls racked up 193 rushing yards on the Tigers. Memphis did manage to get 502 yards on Temple’s defense, but the turnovers and the points off turnovers ended up being too costly for Memphis in this one.

Next up for Temple is a tough road trip to Dallas to face No. 21 SMU next week which could turn out to be a preview of the AAC Championship Gam.

Maryland was the other ranked win for the Owls, but Temple would like to kindly request you pay no attention to what Maryland has done since their victory over the Terrapins.

Temple scored 16 points off four Memphis turnovers. But the biggest play of the game may have been a video replay review by the AAC officials. After Memphis tight end Joey Magnifico appeared to haul in a 4th and 9 pass for a first down late in the fourth quarter, an instant replay overturned the call on the field.


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