By Ben Sullivan
Frank Nutile threw for 262 yards and three touchdowns and visiting Temple beat Tulsa 43-22 to become bowl eligible.
Nutile connected with Adonis Jennings for a 28-yard touchdown, and he threw a 2-yarder to Keith Kirkwood just before halftime that gave the Owls a 31-13 lead. Nutile’s third TD pass went to Kirkwood in the fourth quarter.
David Hood and Ryquell Armstead had touchdown runs for Temple (6-6, 4-4 American), which has won three of its last four games. Isaiah Wright’s 72-yard punt return for a touchdown stretched the Owls’ lead to 37-20 late in the third.
D’Angelo Brewer had 34 carries for 255 yards rushing and a touchdown for Tulsa (2-10, 1-7). Chad President threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Justin Hobbs on the Golden Hurricane’s first possession.