P.J. Walker was good for 328 yards through the air on Saturday as the Owls got past the Tigers by a score of 41-21 at Liberty Bowl.
Bettors who backed the Owls were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 8 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 49.5.
Jamie Gilmore rushed for 92 yards, while P.J. Walker added 59 yards in the win. Chris Coyer and Robbie Anderson added 129 and 96 receiving yards respectively.
Brandon Hayes rushed for 38 yards for Memphis, while Paxton Lynch added 24 yards. Paxton Lynch threw for 162 yards for the Tigers, while receivers Sam Craft and Keiwone Malone had 62 and 57 yards respectively.
Memphis lost the offensive yardage battle to Temple 534-228 yards in Saturday's game. Temple had more first downs as that total ended up 23-16.
Memphis lost the time of possession battle 35:12/24:48, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.