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9-3, 1st in American Athletic - West

Look for Bulldogs to bounce back

Adam Rittenberg likes Louisiana Tech to follow its loss in the Conference USA championship game with a win over Navy, a team that lost critical offensive personnel against Temple and must still play Army this Saturday. Bowl predictions

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Sources: Miss. St.-Miami (Ohio) in St. Pete Bowl

Mississippi State will play Miami (Ohio) in the St. Petersburg Bowl, sources said. Other schools with set bowl destinations include Houston, Eastern Michigan, Old Dominion, Navy and BYU.

Temple upsets Navy to take AAC title (1:21)
Temple QB Phillip Walker wins MVP of AAC Championship (2:12)

Temple silences No. 19 Navy, wins AAC crown

Phillip Walker threw two touchdown passes, Temple's defense stuffed Navy's running game, and the Owls claimed their first American Athletic Conference title with a 34-10 victory Saturday.

AAC Trophy Presentation for Temple (3:19)

Heather Dinich ESPN Senior Writer 

With Temple's 34-10 win over Navy in the AAC title game, undefeated Western Michigan should be the committee's clear choice as the highest-ranked Group of 5 conference champion, locking up a spot in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic. There shouldn't be any need for the committee to delay its G5 selection until after the Army-Navy game now, but we have to wait until Sunday to confirm that is their final verdict.


Interception is dagger for No. 19 Navy

Temple's Haason Reddick picks off Navy QB Zach Abey, and the Owls added a touchdown soon after. Temple cruised in the AAC title game, 34-10.

Temple head coach Matt Rhule and quarterback Phillip Walker discuss what it took to win AAC Championship (1:50)

Midshipmen aren't giving up in AAC title

Navy QB Zach Abey takes it 47 yards to the Temple 17-yard line. The Midshipmen would score on the drive, but they still trail 24-10.

Temple head coach Matt Rhule says wind conditions led to more aggressive offensive play calling (0:43)
Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo looking to overcome first half injuries (0:41)

Thomas makes incredible juggling catch

Temple's Jahad Thomas maintains concentration to come up with a wonderful catch. At halftime of the AAC title game, the Owls lead No. 19 Navy 24-3.


Navy finally on the board with field goal

Bennett Moehring makes this 23-yard field goal, but the 19th-ranked Midshipmen trail Temple 21-3 and starting QB Will Worth has left the game with an apparent injury.


No. 19 Navy trails 21-0 in AAC title game

Temple QB Phillip Walker finds a wide-open Keith Kirkwood for a 56-yard TD. The Owls are in complete control in the second quarter.

Temple's 56-yard TD puts them up by three scores (0:43)

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Temple leads Navy 14-0. Navy has lost 17 straight games in which it trailed by 14 points or more (last win: 2010 vs SMU), including 2 this season.


Temple up two scores over No. 19 Navy

Phillip Walker thows a strike to Ventell Bryant, who walks in for the 22-yard TD. The Owls lead 14-0 in the AAC championship game.


Temple strikes first against No. 19 Navy

Temple's Jahad Thomas takes the reverse handoff 15 yards for a TD. The Owls lead 7-0 in the AAC championship game.

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Watch: AAC championship game

No. 19 Navy has a chance at a New Year's Six bid and still has next week's game with Army on tap. The Midshipmen have won 14 straight games at home. The Owls are 3-point road underdogs. Live on ABC/WatchESPN

Has Western Michigan done enough to make Cotton Bowl? (1:15)

Team Stats

Passing Yards128.8124th
Rushing Yards327.53rd
Points For39.318th
Points Against30.4Tied-81st