ORLANDO — Phillip Walker threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Keith Kirkwood with one second left and Temple stunned UCF with a 26-25 comeback victory Saturday night.
The Owls had trailed all night when they took possession at their 30 with 32 seconds left. Walker completed passes of 20, 16 and 26 yards to move Temple to the UCF 8 — the clock stopped at 10 seconds while chains were reset.
Instead of spiking the football, Temple ran another play. Walker's pass went up high and the leaping Kirkwood hauled it in before landing clearly inside the back of the end zone. The Owls downed it on their 2-point try and smothered Adrian Killins on the ensuing kickoff.
Jahad Thomas led Temple with 120 yards and a touchdown on the ground. McKenzie Milton passed for 210 yards for UCF, which led 25-7 early in the second quarter.
No. 13 Houston 38, Tulsa 31: Emeke Egbule returned a fumble 24 yards for a score with 1:21 left for the host Cougars. Tulsa had a chance to tie it, but two defenders stopped Jesse Brubaker just short of the goal line after a reception on the last play of the game. The play was reviewed and upheld. Tulsa never led, but had twice rallied from 14-point deficits to tie it.