Philly College Football Week In Review – Games of October 15

Bernard Pierce Crosses the Goal Line


October 15 Games

TEMPLE – Overall 5 – 2, MAC 3 – 1

Result – Won 34 – 0 vs. Buffalo at Lincoln Financial Field

Summary – Junior Running Back Bernard Pierce ran for 152 yards and 2 touchdowns leading Temple to a 34 – 0 win over Buffalo.  It was the fifth time Pierce has run for over 100 yards this season.  He set a school record for rushing and overall touchdowns (17), points (102), and the career touchdown mark at 44 breaking the record previously set by Paul Palmer.   For his effort Pierce was named the MAC Offensive Player of the Week.  Backup Running Back Matt Brown ran for 120 yards and a touchdown.  The Owls compiled 400 rushing yards.  The Defense recorded
its second consecutive shutout.  Temple remains in first place in the MAC Eastern Division.

For more details visit article “Temple Wins in a Breeze.”

Next Game – October 22 at Bowling Green

PENN – Overall 3 – 2, Ivy League 2 – 0

Result – Won 27 – 20 at Columbia

Billy Ragone

Summary – Columbia tied the game at 20 with a field goal with 1:36 to play in the game.  But Penn took the ensuing kickoff to the 50 yard and drove to the Columbia goal line.  The drive was capped by a 7 yard touchdown run by Billy Ragone with 25 seconds remaining.  It was the second touchdown of the game by Ragone.  The Junior Quarterback was 18 – 31 for 185 yards.  Wide Receiver Ryan Calvert caught 8 passes for 105 yards.  Running Back Brandon Colavita ran for 85 yards and a touchdown.  Columbia Quarterback Sean Brackett threw for 218 yards, but was intercepted twice.  This was the third straight win for Penn.  The Quakers have kept the Lions winless in the series since 1996.

Next Game – October 22 vs. Yale at Franklin Field

VILLANOVA – Overall 1 – 6, 0 – 4 CAA

Result – Lost 34 – 10 at James Madison

Summary – Villanova held a 10 – 6 lead midway through the third quarter, but James Madison erupted for four touchdowns to pull away for a
34 – 10 win.  The Wildcats took the lead on a 25 yard touchdown pass from Quarterback Dustin Thomas to Wide Receiver Kenny Miles.  Mark Hamilton accounted for the remaining three points connecting on a 41 yard field goal.  Villanova had 234 yards of offense.  James Madison had 456 yards of offense, 253 on the ground.

Next Game – October 22 vs. Old Dominion at Villanova Stadium

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