Temple’s defense forced three turnovers, including two interceptions and a fumble, as the Owls beat Mid-American Conference team Miami (Ohio) 24-21 and secured bowl eligibility tonight at Lincoln Financial Field.
With this win, Temple improves to 6-4 overall and 4-3 in the MAC. The Owls set a school record with most wins in three consecutive seasons (23), and tie for most wins (28) by any four-year class in Temple history with tonight’s win. This is also the first time Temple has been eligible for a bowl in three consecutive seasons.
Owls’ sophomore quarterback Chris Coyer got his first career start in the game, completing 10 of 19 passes and totaling 92 passing yards. He also threw his fourth touchdown pass of the season--he had three in relief of Chester Stewart in a loss last week to Ohio--which now leads the Owls.
The Owls’ defense had two interceptions, one fumble, and seven sacks for 31 lost yards on Miami’s junior quarterback Zac Dysert. The game featured huge momentum swi...