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Temple upsets East Carolina for their first win over a ranked team since 1998

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By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: November 1st, 2014 at 3:32 PM EST

The Temple Owls have pulled an upset over the 21st ranked East Carolina Pirates. The Owls won 20-10 at Lincoln Financial Field in South Philadelphia.

It is the first time they’ve beaten a ranked team at home at the Linc. It is the third time in school history that they’ve defeated a ranked team.

Kenneth Harper (Getty Images)

Kenneth Harper (Getty Images)

The win snaps a 33-game losing streak for Temple against ranked teams. In addition, it is the Owls first win at home against a ranked team since 1936. That year, Pop Warner lead the Owls to a win over Holy Cross.

The Pirates dropped their second game of the season to go to 6-2 on the season. The Owls improved to .500 at 4-4.

This is the first time that the Owls defeated an Associated Press ranked team since 1998 when they defeated the Virginia Tech Hokies. The Hokies were 35.5 point favorites, and they were led by redshirt freshman Michael Vick.

With 2:15 left, Marquez Grayson scored on a 2-yard run to get the Pirates within 10 at 20-10.

Owls back Kenneth Harper scored on a two-yard run in the third to make it 20-3.

Pirates kicker Warren Harvey connected on a 39-yard field goal to make it 14-3.

Harper scored with 2:50 left in the first to make it 14-0 on a 1-yard touchdown run. Tavon Young scored on a 63-yard fumble recovery and return at 7:20 to make it 7-0.


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