American Athletic Conference
Temple dropped to 3-1 in the American after losing to Tulsa.
Jesse Morgan scored 17 points and Temple held off UConn 57-53 in overtime Monday to win the American Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
The Bearcats limited Temple to just three field goal tries all game, forcing eight punts while making two second-quarter touchdowns stand for their sixth straight win.
The Temple Owls have just two games left in the regular season, including Saturday when they host Cincinnati in American Athletic Conference action.
College football’s regular season is coming down the final stretch, which means it is crunch time in the conference and division championship races. Not every team is playing for a spot in the College Football Playoff, but everybody seems to have some impact on the new postseason format.
The Temple Owls headed into a bye week with some bounce in their step after a 36-10 win over UConn on Saturday in their American Athletic Conference opener.
After blowing out Delaware State to improve to 2-1, the Owls shift their focus to UCONN.
Temple put a scare in another top team in the American Athletic Conference — this time No. 22 Memphis. But in the end, the Owls fell to the Tigers 82-79 in overtime.
Moore, a 5’9” point guard from Winona Lake, Ind., is playing as well as anyone in the American Athletic Conference right now. He leads his team with 14.1 points and 4.7 assists per game.
Dalton Pepper scored 24 points and Temple defeated No. 23 SMU 71-64 on Sunday.
Brendon Kay sparked a Cincinnati offense that helped the Bearcats get started on the road back from a heartbreaking tragedy.
The conference announced the decision Wednesday after university presidents approved the new moniker earlier in the day.