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No. 15 UCF escapes Temple 39-36 on last-play field goal to stay perfect in AAC

  • Teammates lift Central Florida kicker Shawn Moffitt (83) into the air after kicking the game-winning field goal late in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against the Temple, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, in Philadelphia.  Central Florida win 39-36.  (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Teammates lift Central Florida kicker Shawn Moffitt (83) into the air after kicking the game-winning field goal late in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against the Temple, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, in Philadelphia. Central Florida win 39-36. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)  (The Associated Press)

  • Central Florida wide receiver Jeff Godfrey (2) misses a touchdown pass as Temple defensive back Tavon Young (25) coveres during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, in Philadelphia.  (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Central Florida wide receiver Jeff Godfrey (2) misses a touchdown pass as Temple defensive back Tavon Young (25) coveres during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)  (The Associated Press)

  • Temple tight end Chris Parthemore (83) reacts to his touchdown catch during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against the Central Florida, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, in Philadelphia.  Central Florida win 39-36.  (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Temple tight end Chris Parthemore (83) reacts to his touchdown catch during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against the Central Florida, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, in Philadelphia. Central Florida win 39-36. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)  (The Associated Press)

Shawn Moffitt kicked a 23-yard field goal as time expired after Rannell Hall got behind the Temple defense for a 64-yard reception, and No. 15 UCF survived a scare with a 39-36 victory Saturday.

UCF's last possession started at its own 19, with no timeouts. Overtime seemed likely until Blake Bortles found Hall deep to get to the Temple 6.

Bortles managed to get the ball spiked with 2 seconds left and Moffitt booted through the game winner to keep UCF (8-1, 5-0) in control of the American Athletic Conference race.

Freshman P.J. Walker was spectacular for Temple (1-0, 0-6), with a season-high 382 yards passing, four TD passes and a touchdown run.

Temple drops to 2-78 all-time against the Top 25 opponents.