Temple's first appearance in the top 25 since 1979 will last a little longer after the No. 22 Owls rallied for a 24-14 victory over East Carolina on Thursday night at Greenville, N.C.
Temple (7-0, 4-0 American Athletic Conference) scored twice in the last 3:31, P.J. Walker and Robby Anderson hooking up on a 23-yard touchdown pass and Jahad Thomas scoring on a 14-yard touchdown run.
Walker completed 19 of 35 passes for 250 yards.
Thomas ran for two touchdowns, the last sealing the outcome with 2:18 to play. The conference's leading rusher ran for 66 yards, 60 fewer than his average.
For East Carolina (4-2, 2-2),...