Owls improve to .500 with win over Tulsa

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Temple Owls have now won two straight games following an 0-2 start. They defeated the Tulsa Golden Hurricane, 31-17, on Thursday night at Lincoln Financial Field.

The Owls are now 2-2 on the season. The Golden Hurricane’s are now 1-3 on the season.

Temple Owls quarterback Anthony Russo attempts to make a pass against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane

Anthony Russo looking to make a pass against Tulsa (Getty Images)

During their two-game win streak, they have outscored their opponents, 66-31.

Owls quarterback Anthony Russo went 7 of 20 for 112 yards. He also had two interceptions.

Ryquell Armstead had 24 carries for 108 yards and a touchdown. Isaiah Wright had four carries for 33 yards. Shaun Bradley also had a 28-yard carry. Russo also had a one-yard touchdown.

Randle Jones had two receptions for 49 yards. Ventell Bryant had two receptions for 34 yards.

Golden Hurricane quarterback Luke Skipper went 22 of 41 for 195 yards. He also had three interceptions.

Corey Taylor II had 23 carries for 96 yards and two touchdowns. Shamari Brooks had 22 carries for 65 yards and Skipper had 21 carries for 43 yards.

Justin Hobbs had nine receptions for 78 yards. Jarion Anderson had five receptions for 44 yards. Keylon Stokes had 39 yards. Keenen Johnson also had two receptions for 21 yards.

Temple scored 10 points in the second half. Skipper was sacked at the Owls 47-yard line for a seven-yard loss. On the play, he fumbled the ball and it was recovered by Karamo Dioubate, who returned it for a 50-yard touchdown.

Owls kicker Will Mobley also made a 33-yard field goal.

Taylor also scored on a five-yard rushing touchdown for the Golden Hurricane.

The Owls led 21-10 at halftime. Russo scored on a one-yard touchdown. Armstead also scored on a 22-yard touchdown.

Skipper was also intercepted by Ty Mason, who returned it for a 36-yard touchdown.

Tulsa’s Taylor also scored on a three-yard rushing touchdown. Nathan Walker also made an 18-yard field goal.

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