By Sally Fahey
The good feeling Temple engendered after upsetting Maryland last Saturday spilled over last night at the Linc in its AAC opener.
Ryquell Armstead ran for 108 yards and a touchdown as Temple beat Tulsa 31-17.
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 (above). 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.