P.J. Walker threw for 261 yards and two scores, and Temple pulled away from Memphis in the fourth quarter for a 31-12 victory Saturday in Philadelphia.
Kip Patton ran for a 13-yard score to put Temple up 21-12 in the fourth.
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.
The Owls retained first place in the conference's East Division heading into next Saturday's game against...