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Anthony Russo throws 4 TDs as Temple continues dominance over East Carolina

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Anthony Russo throws 4 TDs as Temple continues dominance over East Carolina

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Anthony Russo threw for four touchdowns and Temple rolled past East Carolina 49-6 on Saturday.

Russo, a freshman making his fourth start, was 21-of-25 passing for 254 yards and was intercepted once. He threw a 24-yard TD pass to Sean Ryan and a 7-yarder to Branden Mack for a 14-0 first-quarter lead.

Isaiah Wright's 59-yard punt return down the left sideline made it 28-0 in the second quarter and extended the Owls' streak of scoring a non-offensive touchdown in all six of their games this season. He caught a 19-yard TD pass for a 35-3 halftime lead.

Russo's fourth scoring pass was a 31-yarder on a one-handed catch by Randle Jones in the third quarter.

The Owls (3-3, 2-0 American), who have won five straight over the Pirates (2-3, 0-2), outgained ECU 470-193, allowing the Pirates just 3.1 yards per catch and 2.7 per carry.

Ryquell Armstead, opportunistic Temple defense help Owls top Tulsa

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Ryquell Armstead, opportunistic Temple defense help Owls top Tulsa

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Ryquell Armstead ran for 108 yards and a touchdown, the Temple defense scored on two of its five turnovers and the Owls beat Tulsa 31-17 on Thursday night in an American Athletic Conference opener for both teams.

Armstead scored his 22nd career touchdown, tying Anthony Anderson and Matt Brown for fourth on Temple's list, to make it 21-7 in the second quarter. Armstead, who needed just 30 yards to become the ninth Owl with 2,000 career rushing yards, reached the 100-yard mark for the third straight game.

Temple (2-2) made it four straight games with a non-offensive touchdown after freshman Ty Mason returned an interception 37 yards for a 7-0 lead. Karamo Dioubate returned a fumble for a 50-yard score in the third.

Temple sealed it with a fake punt that went for 28 yards late in the fourth.

Luke Skipper had 195 yards passing, three interceptions and two fumbles for Tulsa (1-3). Tulsa linebacker Cooper Edmiston made two interceptions, the second leading to Corey Taylor II's 5-yard touchdown run to pull to 28-17 early in the fourth. But Skipper fumbled it on their next possession.

Penn State adds to its bragging rights over Temple

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Penn State adds to its bragging rights over Temple

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Josh Reaves had his second career double-double, Shep Garner hit two 3-pointers in the final three minutes and Penn State overcame an 11-point second-half deficit to beat Temple 63-57 on Wednesday night in the first round of the NIT.

Reaves shot 7 of 10 from the field, including a career-high tying four 3-pointers, and finished with 19 points and 11 rebounds.

Tony Carr missed 10 consecutive field-goal attempts before scoring his first points of the game on a jumper that pulled Penn State within four with 6:20 to play. That sparked a 16-2 run to give the Nittany Lions a 62-54 lead with 16 seconds left.

Reaves and Garner hit back-to-back 3s to make it 54-all before John Harrar's layup with 1:52 remaining gave Penn State its first lead since 4-3. The Owls made just 1 of 9 from the field and committed three turnovers during the span.

Shizz Alston Jr. led Temple (17-16), which led for more than 35 minutes, with 15 points and Josh Brown added 14.

Carr and Garner -- who came in averaging 19.9 and 11.1 points per game, respectively -- combined to score 10 on 3-of-19 shooting for the Nittany Lions (22-13).

The Owls made just 5 of 14 free throws while Penn State hit 20 of 30.

It was the 93rd meeting between the schools, which are located less than 200 miles apart, but the first since 2011. The Nittany Lions snapped a seven-game skid in the series, dating to Dec. 9, 2000.