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SMU quarterback Shane Buechele (7) throws during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Temple, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

Buechele, No. 18 SMU pull away late, top undermanned Temple

Nov. 7, 2020 6:00 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Coaches have a variety of ways to motivate their players. With his team trailing at halftime, SMU’s Sonny Dykes threatened to keep the Mustangs in town a little longer than they would have hoped. Following a sluggish start, No. 18 SMU looked as high powered as ever in the second...

SMU head coach Sonny Dykes argues a call during an NCAA college football game against Navy, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Dallas. SMU won 51-37. No. 18 SMU has a clear path to the American Athletic Conference title game after rebounding from its only loss, as long as the Mustangs keep winning. The Mustangs (6-1, 3-1 American) are at struggling and undermanned Temple on Saturday, Nov. 7, a game that was pushed back two days by the conference to allow for the best chance of it being played this week. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

No. 18 SMU Mustangs got extra time before playing at Temple

Nov. 5, 2020 2:27 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — No. 18 SMU has a clear path to the American Athletic Conference title game after rebounding from its only loss — as long as the Mustangs keep winning. The Mustangs (6-1, 3-1 American) are at struggling and undermanned Temple on Saturday, a game that was pushed back two days by...

File-This Oct. 24, 2020, file photo shows Oklahoma State lineman Logan Carter (87) grabbing the jersey of Iowa State linebacker Mike Rose (23) while Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard (30) attempts to sneak by during an NCAA college football game in Stillwater, Okla. Rose, like everybody else in college football, had no idea last spring if there would be a season. Iowa State's junior linebacker wanted to be ready just in case, so day in and day out for three months he went to his high school in the Cleveland suburb of Brecksville, Ohio, to do workouts prescribed by the Cyclones' new strength staff. (AP Photo/Brody Schmidt, File)

College Football Picks: Validation time for 'Pokes, Michigan

Oct. 28, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

After the big game, comes the validation game. Week 9 of the college football season — or maybe Week 8 depending how you count in this odd season — features several teams that made statements last week looking for strong follow-ups. No. 6 Oklahoma State took control of the Big 12 with a staunch...

Temple quarterback Anthony Russo, center, is sacked by the Memphis defense  during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian via AP)

White throws four TDs, Memphis rallies past Temple

Oct. 24, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Brady White passed for 313 yards with four touchdowns, including a pair just after halftime as Memphis dominated the third quarter and defeated Temple 41-29 on Saturday. In one span of seven plays after halftime Memphis (3-1, 2-1 American Athletic Conference) turned an interception...

Russo throws for 4 TDs, Temple hangs on for 39-37 win

Oct. 17, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Anthony Russo threw for four touchdowns and Amir Tyler stuffed a two-point conversion try with a minute to go as Temple beat South Florida 39-37 Saturday. Tyler, who also forced a fumble in the first half, dropped Noah Johnson for a loss after USF scored on Leonard Parker's 1-yard run. ...

Navy's Terrell Adams (41) celebrates after stopping a 2-point conversion attempt by Temple during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Annapolis, Md. Navy won 31-29. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

Navy hangs on to beat Temple for Niumatalolo's 100th win

Oct. 10, 2020 9:48 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md (AP) — Nelson Smith scored two touchdowns, Bijan Nichols kicked a critical 50-yard field goal and Terrell Adams denied a 2-point conversion attempt in the final minute as Navy defeated Temple 31-29 on Saturday. With the 4,400-strong Brigade of Midshipmen in attendance for the first time this...