Fox blocks three punts, Temple gets first win for Drayton
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Freshman E.J. Warner passed for 173 yards and two touchdowns, De'Von Fox blocked three punts and Temple beat Lafayette 30-14 on Saturday for the Owls' first victory under coach Stan Drayton.
Warner, the son of NFL Hall of Famer Kurt Warner, entered in the second quarter with the game tied at 7 after starter D'Wan Mathis was pulled. Warner capped his first series with a 15-yard touchdown strike to Ian Stewart for his first collegiate touchdown.
Warner connected with a wide-open Jordan Smith for a 17-yard touchdown to give Temple a 28-14 lead early in the fourth quarter, and Fox's third blocked punt led to a safety to cap the scoring.
Jose Barbon caught eight passes for 118 yards for Temple (1-1), which hosts Rutgers next Saturday. Darvon Hubbard and Edward Saydee each had a rushing touchdown.
One of Fox's blocked punts led to a short field and Saydee capped a four-play, 22-yard drive with a 9-yard scoring run for a 21-7 lead with 23 seconds left in the first half.
Ryan Schuster completed 10 of 15 passes for 80 yards and two touchdowns for Lafayette (1-1).
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Updated September 10, 2022