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PHILADELPHIA (AP)Edward Saydee ran for three long touchdowns, including a 75-yard to start the second half, and Temple routed South Florida, 54-28 in a battle between American Athletic Association teams searching for their first conference win Saturday.

The Owls, who led by two at intermission, 16-14, topped 50 points in a game for the first time since 2019.

Saydee, who had 104 yards on 14 carries in the first half, finished with 265 yards on 24 carries. He opened the third quarter with his 75-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage and added scoring runs of 40 and 27 yards. E.J. Warner completed 27 of 36 passes for 344 yards and two touchdowns for the Owls (3-6, 1-4), who had lost four straight conference games, three of them on the road.

Camden Price kicked field goals from 32, 34, 32 and 35 yards for Temple.

Katravis Marsh threw three touchdown passes for South Florida (1-8, 0-5).

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