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Terps escape with 36-27 victory

Maryland escaped with a 36-27 victory over Temple on Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field.

Terps escape with 36-27 victory

Temple fell behind 26-3 in the first half, which proved too big a hole for a comeback. (David Swanson/Staff Photographer)
Temple fell behind 26-3 in the first half, which proved too big a hole for a comeback. (David Swanson/Staff Photographer)

Maryland escaped with a 36-27 victory over Temple on Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field.

The Owls (1-1) nearly battled back from a 23-point first-half deficit.

Temple quarterback Chris Coyer completed a 35-yard touchdown pass to Jalen Fitzpatrick to close the gap to 29-27 with 7:04 seconds left.

But Maryland quarterback Perry Hills responded with 38-yard pass  to Stephon Diggs to the Temple 13-yard line. Three plays later, Justus Pickett scored a 7-yard touchdown run to extend Maryland’s lead to nine points with 2:51 left.

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On the ensuing possession, Coyer’s fourth-down pass was intercepted by Demetrius Hartsfield.

The junior completed 7 of 18 passes for 178 yards and two touchdowns in the setback.

Maryland improved to 2-0.

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering the Temple basketball and football for the previous three years. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com. Reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

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