Temple beats Cincinnati 34-13 behind Walker, Armstead
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phillip Walker threw for 199 yards and two touchdowns, Ryquell Armstead ran for back-to-back scores and Temple turned two turnovers into TDs to beat Cincinnati 34-13 on Saturday.
Delvon Randall recovered a fumble by Cincinnati’s Gunner Kiel to set up Temple’s first TD, a 40-yard pass from Walker to Adonis Jennings four plays later for a 10-0 lead. Walker later hit Ventell Bryant on a 28-yard TD strike and Temple (6-3, 4-1 American Athletic) led 17-13 at halftime.
Armstead scored on a 3-yard run in the fourth quarter then, after Cequan Jefferson recovered Cincinnati’s fumble on the ensuing kickoff, scored four plays later on a 6-yard run. Aaron Boumerhi kicked field goals of 26 and 27 yards.
Temple’s Jahad Thomas gained 151 yards on 17 carries and the Owls outgained the Bearcats 474-186 in total yards.
Kiel passed for 119 yards for Cincinnati (4-4, 1-4), with TD strikes of 28 and 4 yards to Devin Gray.