Temple was held to 11 first downs and 168 total yards, and got on the board with 6:55 remaining in the fourth quarter on Rory Bell's 46-yard field goal.
Ahlers was 15 of 23 for 191 yards for East Carolina (5-4, 3-2 American), which extended its conference home winning streak to four in a row. Jones had six catches for 102 yards.
D’Wan Mathis and Justin Lynch combined to complete just 13-of-33 passes for 57 yards for Temple (3-6, 1-4). Lynch had a team-high 54 yards rushing.
Texas A&M football coach Jimbo Fisher defends Aggies' recruiting, rips 'complete lies'
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Florida Gators land commitment from Arizona State receiver Ricky Pearsall
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Hall of Fame college football coach Steve Spurrier defends Alabama's Nick Saban in spat with Texas A&M's Jimbo Fisher
Hall of Fame coach Steve Spurrier came to the defense of Alabama's Nick Saban, asking if there was something in the Crimson Tide coach's pointed comments about Texas A&M that wasn't true. Said Spurrier: "I don't think Saban told any lies in there."
College football spring transfer tracker: Top players in the portal, big moves and analysis
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Power 5 conference revenues varied greatly for 2020-21 season amid COVID-19 pandemic
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