Taylor entered the game with five career tackles for loss and added 4.5 in the Owls 45-19 loss to unbeaten Central Florida.
Temple now has to win its regular season finale Saturday at Tulsa (2-9) in order to become bowl eligible for the fourth straight year.
The Owls improved to 2-0 by defeating the Tigers, 88-74, in the Charleston Classic.
McKenzie Milton has thrown for 2,720 yards and 22 TDs and run for 350 yards and four scores.
After making seven tackles in last week's win at Cincinnati, Jones is expected to start on Saturday against unbeaten UCF.
MacWilliams' contract was not renewed after 18 years in charge of the program.
In his first career start at quarterback, Perry rushed for an AAC record 282 yards and scored four touchdowns on 33 carries to help Navy beat SMU.
Nutile will make his fourth consecutive start in Saturday's home game against unbeaten UCF.
Keith Kirkwood, the hero of last year's dramatic win at UCF, is looking forward to the rematch.
Wright's kickoff return for a TD was the first for Temple in more than two years.
QB Frank Nutile said there is a sense of urgency to send the seniors out the right way.
The Owls need one win in their final two games to be bowl eligible.
The only time in basketball Alston hasn't found sustained success have been one-on-one games with his father.