Alternate quarterback Devin Scott led Temple on three consecutive touchdown drives as the Owls gained their first win of the year today with a 24-14 upset of previously unbeaten Boston College.
Scott, who did not start the game and normally alternates at quarterback with Mac DeVito, didn't leave the lineup after leading Temple (1-5, 1-1) on a scoring drive with less than a minute left in the first half. Down 14-0, his 27-yard pass to Greg Muckerson to the one-yard line with 11 seconds left in the half set up Marcus Godfrey's one-yard scoring plunge two plays later.
Temple then scored on its next two drives in the third quarter, Scott hitting Carlos Johnson for the game-tying touchdown from nine yards out before his touchdown throw to Jason McKie from four yards out with 5:13 left in the quarter gave Temple a 21-14 lead.
"I didn't expect to play," said Scott, who was 17-of-24 passing for 168 yards and two touchdowns after relieving DeVito with less than a minute left in the first half.
After allowing Boston College (4-1, 1-1) to jump out to a 14-0 lead five seconds into the second quarter on Ryan Burch's three-yard scoring catch from Tim Hasselbeck, the Owls' defense held the Eagles to 119 yards in the second half.
"As the game progressed they got better and we got worse," said Boston College Coach Tom O'Brien. "We're not a good football team right now."