EAST HARTFORD, Conn. -- Brandon McManus kicked a 29-yard field goal in overtime and Temple, which trailed for most of the game Saturday, came from behind to beat Connecticut 17-14.
Boston College transfer Montel Harris ran 30 times for 142 yards and a touchdown for the Owls (3-2, 2-0 Big East), who held UConn (3-4, 0-2) to two first-quarter touchdowns.
The Huskies' Chad Christen missed four field goal attempts, including a 28-yarder on UConn's overtime possession.
Temple, which has won two consecutive Big East games for the first time in program history, trailed until Jalen Fitzpatrick caught a 14-yard touchdown pass from Chris Coyer with 19 seconds in regulation.
The touchdown was set up by a 33-yard catch on the left sideline by Deon Miller on a third-and-13 from the UConn 47. That followed 13-yard catch by Harris on a fourth down that moved the ball into UConn territory
Temple had failed on fourth down on two other fourth-quarter drives.
Christen had a chance to secure the win for UConn, but his 45-yard field-goal attempt with just under 3 minutes to play was blocked. He had missed earlier from 38 and 42 yards.
Whitmer completed 10 of his first 12 passes, including a 15-yard strike over the middle to Mike Smith for a touchdown that gave the Huskies a 7-0 lead. On his next drive, he found tight end Ryan Griffin over the middle for a 42-yard score.
Whitmer completed 22 of 39 passes for 293 yards and no interceptions. He had thrown four interceptions in a loss to Rutgers last week, and came in with 10 on the season and just four touchdown passes.
Coyer, who threw for just 132 yards, also ran for 51 for the Owls.
The Huskies kept Temple pinned in its own territory for most of the first half. The Owls managed just 8 yards and one first down on their first four possessions. But they had 113 on their next two.
Harris broke a 37-yard run and a 24-yarder for a touchdown to cut the deficit to 14-7 with just over 3 minutes left in the half. The Owls were driving again before Harris was stripped of the ball by linebacker Yawin Smallwood at Connecticut's 26-yard line with 19 seconds before intermission.
Without McCombs, the Huskies managed just 88 rushing yards.
The Huskies came in ranked sixth in the nation in total defense, giving up just over 82 yards per game on the ground. But Temple ran for 202. Harris, who transferred from Boston College, had his second consecutive 100-yard day, after gaining 133 yards in the Owls' win last week over South Florida.
The win gave Temple coach Steve Addazio a victory over his mentor.
UConn's Paul Pasqualoni was the head coach at Western Connecticut and hired Addazio to his first assistant coaching job there in 1985
The win gave Temple its first road win of the season.
Temple improved to 9-4 against UConn and has won two in a row.
Former Oregon linebacker Fotu Leiato, who was dismissed from the team in May, was killed in a single-car accident Friday near Autzen Stadium.
Kyler Murray agreed to terms with the A's on Friday that will let him play quarterback at Oklahoma for one more season.
An undisclosed settlement has been reached in the case brought against the NCAA by the wife of a former Longhorns player from their 1969 team in which she claimed negligence and wrongful death stemming from the former defensive tackle's brain injuries.
Urban Meyer said Dwayne Haskins will be the starting quarterback heading into preseason camp but will compete with fellow sophomore Tate Martell.
Syracuse quarterback Rex Culpepper is cancer-free and ready to compete when the Orange begin preseason camp in August.
Sizing up this season's schedule oddities, from the hardest -- Scott Frost's B1G trips -- to Oklahoma State's generous opening stretch, plus a cheer for the return of Michigan-Notre Dame.