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Armstead, Temple run over USF 46-30 to take 1st in AAC East

October 22, 2016 GMT
Temple quarterback Phillip Walker escapea from South Florida's Khalid McGee as Deadrin Senat, left, gets blocked by Temple offensive lineman Jovahn Fair during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, in Philadelphia. (Yong Kim/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
Temple quarterback Phillip Walker escapea from South Florida's Khalid McGee as Deadrin Senat, left, gets blocked by Temple offensive lineman Jovahn Fair during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, in Philadelphia. (Yong Kim/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ryquell Armstead ran for a career-high 210 yards, including touchdowns of 76 and 42 yards, and Temple moved into first place in the AAC East with a 46-30 victory against South Florida on Friday night.

The Owls (5-3, 3-1) repaid a 44-23 loss to the Bulls (6-2, 3-1) last season and ran for 319 yards.

USF quarterback Quinton Flowers threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score, but he was shaken up late in the fourth quarter trying to dive for a first down. He did not return.

Bulls coach Willie Taggart said Flowers “tweaked” his hamstring.

Marlon Mack ran for a 30-yard touchdown with 8:42 left to cut the lead to 37-30.

USF got the ball at its 13 down seven with 5:00 minutes left, but Delvon Randall intercepted a pass by backup quarterback Brett Kean to put the Owls at the 3. Jahad Thomas ran in for a score on the next play seal the victory.