Temple 41, Memphis 21

Date - Saturday, November 30, 2013 12:00 PM
Location - Liberty Bowl Memorial
Attendance - 25671

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Temple 3 14 14 10 41
Memphis 0 7 14 0 21

Recap


Temple 41, Memphis 21: P.J. Walker threw four touchdown passes as the Owls won on the road to record their first ever American Athletic Conference victory.

Walker completed 20-of-32 passes for 328 yards and an interception for Temple (2-10, 1-7 AAC) and became the first freshman to throw 20 touchdown passes in a season for the Owls. Robbie Anderson caught seven passes for 96 yards and a career-high three touchdowns while teammate Chris Coyer added three receptions for a game-high 129 yards and a score for the Owls.

Paxton Lynch was 19-of-29 passing for 162 yards and a touchdown for Memphis (3-8, 1-6), which faced Temple for the first time. Sam Craft led the Tigers with seven catches for 62 yards and a touchdown.

Temple capped a 12-yard, 98-play drive with a 22-yard field goal by Nick Visco with 2:22 left in the first quarter. Walker's 1-yard touchdown pass to Anderson made it 10-0 with 7:22 left in the first half.

Craft's 1-yard rushing touchdown got Memphis within 10-7 with 5:49 left in the second quarter. Walker then connected again with Anderson on another scoring strike -- this time for 11 yards -- to make it 17-7 Owls with 20 seconds left in the half.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Entering Saturday, Temple had blown a fourth-quarter lead in its last three games in losses to Rutgers, Central Florida and Connecticut. ... Before Saturday's victory, the last time the Owls won a league game was Oct. 13, 2012 -- at Connecticut. ... The Owls have been affiliated with three conferences in the past three years -- Mid-American, Big East and the AAC.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 2:22
Temple   FG  Memphis 0 - Temple 3
2nd Quarter - 7:22
Temple   TD  Memphis 0 - Temple 10
2nd Quarter - 5:49
Memphis   TD  Memphis 7 - Temple 10
2nd Quarter - 0:20
Temple   TD  Memphis 7 - Temple 17
3rd Quarter - 10:59
Memphis   TD  Memphis 14 - Temple 17
3rd Quarter - 10:49
Temple   TD  Memphis 14 - Temple 24
3rd Quarter - 9:38
Temple   TD  Memphis 14 - Temple 31
3rd Quarter - 4:57
Memphis   TD  Memphis 21 - Temple 31
4th Quarter - 10:26
Temple   FG  Memphis 21 - Temple 34
4th Quarter - 4:33
Temple   TD  Memphis 21 - Temple 41
TEAMS

Team Records

  Temple Memphis
W/L 2 - 10 - 0 3 - 8 - 0
Conference 1 - 7 - 0 1 - 6 - 0

Team Stats

  Temple Memphis
Score 41 21
First Downs 23 16
3rd Down Efficiency 8-for-19
42%
2-for-12
17%
4th Down Efficiency 4-for-5
80%
1-for-3
33%
Total Yards 534 228
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 47-206 29-60
Average/Rush 4.4 2.1
Passing
Comp-Att 20-32 20-33
Passing Yards 328 168
Average/Pass Play 9.6 4.9
Penalties-Yards 7-59 6-53
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 35:12 24:48

PLAYER STATS

Temple (2 - 10)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
P. Walker 20/32 328 4 1
Memphis (3 - 8)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
P. Lynch 19/29 162 1 0
J. Karam 1/4 6 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Gilmore 16 92 5.8 0
P. Walker 11 59 5.4 0
K. Harper 17 57 3.4 0
P. Layton 1 9 9.0 0
J. Christopher 1 -9 -9.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
B. Hayes 16 38 2.4 0
P. Lynch 3 24 8.0 0
D. Dorceus 3 9 3.0 0
S. Craft 3 0 0.0 2
J. Karam 3 -9 -3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
C. Coyer 3 129 43.0 1
R. Anderson 7 96 13.7 3
R. Alderman 3 51 17.0 0
J. Christopher 3 40 13.3 0
J. Fitzpatrick 3 12 4.0 0
K. Harper 1 0 0.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
S. Craft 7 62 8.9 1
K. Malone 5 57 11.4 0
A. Cross 1 25 25.0 0
M. Frazier 1 13 13.0 0
T. Jones 1 7 7.0 0
J. Steib 1 6 6.0 0
B. Hayes 4 -2 -0.5 0