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Armstead scores twice as Temple defeats SMU 45-20


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PHILADELPHIA (AP) Ryquell Armstead scored a pair of touchdowns and rushed for more yards than he'd gained all last month as Temple recovered from an early pick-six to defeat SMU 45-20 on Saturday.

The sophomore broke up the left sideline 37 yards to score the game's final TD and gained 159 of the Owls' 244 yards rushing. Armstead had gained 154 yards in all of September.

Jordan Wyatt had SMU on the board before the game was a minute old when he picked off Phillip Walker's third pass and returned it 35 yards for a TD.

But Temple (3-2, 1-0 American Athletic) responded with three quick scores - a Jahad Thomas 12-yard run, a 42-yard pass from Walker to Ventell Bryant and Armstead's 1-yarder - before the opening quarter ended.

Freshman Ben Hicks went 22-for-42 for 199 yards and two TDs for SMU (2-3, 0-1). The Mustangs intercepted Walker twice for 12 on the season, among FBS leaders.

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Scoreboard
Southern Methodist  (2-3)770620
Temple  (3-2) «21143745
Scoring Summary
SMUJordan Wyatt 35 yd interception return (Josh Williams kick)
TEMPLEJahad Thomas 12 yd run (Austin Jones kick)
TEMPLEVentell Bryant 42 yd pass from Phillip Walker (Austin Jones kick)
TEMPLERyquell Armstead 1 yd run (Austin Jones kick)
TEMPLEJahad Thomas 15 yd run (Austin Jones kick)
TEMPLERomond Deloatch 8 yd fumble return (Austin Jones kick)
SMUJeremiah Gaines 13 yd pass from Ben Hicks (Josh Williams kick)
TEMPLEAustin Jones 30 yd FG
SMUJames Proche 14 yd pass from Ben Hicks (failed 2pt rush)
TEMPLERyquell Armstead 37 yd run (Austin Jones kick)
 
Team Stats
 SMUTEMPLE
First Downs1617
Third Down Efficiency5-204-12
Fourth Down Efficiency3-50-0
Plays-Net Yards76-28863-368
Rushes-Yds32-8945-244
Passing Yds199124
Kick Return Yds13942
Punt Return Yds1635
Passes22-44-27-18-2
Punts7-2665-208
Fumbles-Lost3-21-1
Penalties-Yds8-633-25
Time of Poss.29:5130:9
 
Individual Stats
RUSHING
SMU: Ke'Mon Freeman 12-49, Xavier Jones 4-25, Braeden West 9-22, Jordan Carmouche 4-16, Jerry Saena 0-3, Ben Hicks 3--26
TEMPLE: Ryquell Armstead 15-159, Jahad Thomas 16-80, Isaiah Wright 7-23, Jager Gardner 2-9, Team 2--1, Phillip Walker 3--26
PASSING
SMU: Ben Hicks 22-42-199-2, Ke'Mon Freeman 0-2-0-0
TEMPLE: Phillip Walker 7-18-124-2
RECEIVING
SMU: James Proche 6-44, Xavier Castille 5-72, Courtland Sutton 4-43, Jeremiah Gaines 3-24, Braeden West 1-6, Ke'Mon Freeman 1-5, Shelby Walker 1-3, Mitchell Kaufman 1-2
TEMPLE: Keith Kirkwood 3-41, Ventell Bryant 2-43, Romond Deloatch 1-34, Brodrick Yancy 1-6
 
Standings
TeamStandingsConferenceOverall
Southern Methodist5th American Athletic West3-55-7
Temple1st American Athletic East7-110-4

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