Unfortunately for Temple, the drive stalled at South Florida's five, forcing the Owls to attempt a field goal. McManus missed the 22-yard field goal, preserving South Florida's slim 7-6 lead.
McManus redeemed himself heading into the half. Capping off an eight-play, 45-yard drive, McManus drilled a 50-yard field goal as time expired, giving Temple a 9-7 lead.
The Owls go into halftime leading South Florida in total yards, 170-136. Coyer is 10-of-12 passing for 102 yards, while running back Montel Harris leads the Owls in rushing, with 37 yards on 11 carries.