Syracuse (6-5, 4-2 Big East) helped erase two first-quarter turnovers by tallying a pair of touchdowns - one by senior wide receiver Marcus Sales and another by sophomore running back Adonis Ameen-Moore -- and a 26-yard field goal by kicker Ross Krautman, which came with seven seconds remaining in the half.
Sales scored on a 24-yard throw from quarterback Ryan Nassib just 1:37 into the second quarter, while Ameen-Moore ran in from 18 yards out to help give Syracuse a 14-10 lead with 9:11 remaining in the first half.
Krautman's kick capped a small 10-play, 38-yard drive that capped the half's scoring.
Nassib finished the half 8-for-16 with 116 passing yards, while junior running back Jerome Smith has rushed for 56 yards on seven carries.
Temple led 10-0 after the first quarter, however, managed just a 22-yard field goal by kicker Brandon McManus in the second quarter.