PHILADELPHIA (AP) — P.J. Walker threw for 261 yards and two scores and Temple pulled away from Memphis in the fourth quarter for a 31-12 win Saturday afternoon.

Kip Patton ran for a 13-yard to score to put Temple up 21-12 in the fourth.

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Austin Jones’ 35-yard field goal made it 24-12 before Walker connected with Saledeem Major for a 19-yard touchdown.

In the second half, Temple (9-2, 6-1 American Athletic Conference) held Memphis (8-3, 4-3) to a field goal and twice ended Memphis drives with punts and turnovers on downs. Memphis’ final drive ended as time expired.

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The Owls retained first place in the conference’s east division.

Memphis scored first with a pair of Jake Elliott field goals. But in the second quarter, Walker found Romond Deloatch for a 13-yard touchdown to put Temple up for good.

Paxton Lynch was 25-for-34 passing for 156 yards for the Tigers.

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