PHILADELPHIA -- Isaiah Wright returned a punt 73 yards for a go-ahead touchdown and Chapelle Russell recovered a fumble in the end zone to cap a big second half as Temple rallied for a 27-17 victory over South Florida on Saturday.
The Owls (7-4, 6-1 American Athletic Conference) trailed 17-0 at halftime, but forced five second-half turnovers to aid their comeback.
Temple got on the scoreboard with its first possession of the third quarter when Ryquell Armstead capped a 10-play, 69-yard drive with a 1-yard TD run. The Owls recovered a fumble on the Bulls' ensuing possession and marched 43 yards before Will Mobley's 33-yard field goal pulled them within 17-10. Temple forced a punt and the Owls drove 61 yards in nine plays and used Mobley's 36-yard field goal to cut the deficit to 17-13. Temple forced a three-and-out and Wright returned the punt to put the Owls up 20-17. Russell capped the scoring for Temple when he recovered a fumble in the end zone after a strip-sack of Dana Levine by Blake Barnett.
Anthony Russo passed for 264 yards for the Owls, connecting with 11 different receivers.
Jordan Cronkrite ran for 87 yards and two first-half TDs for the Bulls (7-4, 3-4).
Pac-12: Refs erred on last play of Arizona St. win
The Pac-12 acknowledged an officiating error on the last play of Arizona State's 10-7 victory at Michigan State on Saturday.
Ralston, ex-Stanford, Broncos coach, dies at 92
John Ralston died Saturday in Sunnyvale, California, according to San Jose State, where Ralston finished his career.
SP+ rankings after Week 3: Georgia moves ahead of Clemson
The Bulldogs dominant performance over Arkansas State was just enough to edge them past Clemson.
Tigers have unfinished business
Even in a big win, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow is focused on his team getting better and cleaning up some mistakes as the season continues.
Return of the Pac? Six Pac-12 teams now ranked
While the top of the AP poll remained the same, the biggest move of the week came from the Pac-12, which now has six teams ranked, the most for the conference in almost four years.
Volunteers secure much-needed victory
Tennessee steps up on both sides of the ball to rout Chattanooga 45-0 and notch its first win of the season.