Philly College Football Week in Review – Games of November 5


November 5, 2011 Games

Villanova Defensive Back James Pitts

VILLANOVA – Overall 2 – 8, 1 – 6 CAA

Result – Won 35 – 17 at UMass

Summary – Villanova got their first CAA win of the season in against an opponent they had not beaten in a road game since 1978.  It was the only CAA venue where Andy Talley had not won, until now.  Senior Defensive Back James Pitts returned from injury to intercept three passes in the
game.  Freshman Quarterback Chris Polony threw 3 touchdown passes as he connected on 20 of 31 passes for 183 yards, and no interceptions.  Villanova scored 28 second quarter points.  It was the second game in which Villanova put 30 points or more on the board.  Each time the Wildcats won the game.

Next Game – November 19 vs. Delaware at PPL Park

PENN – Overall 5 – 3, Ivy League 4 – 1

Result – Won 37 – 9 vs. Princeton at Franklin Field

Summary – Penn had two punts blocked in the first quarter giving the ball to Princeton at the 11 yard line both times.  The defense gave up two field goals.  Linebacker Eric Rask turned in a career-high 16 tackles earning the Ivy League Defensive player of the Week award.  Quarterback Billy Ragone got the offense rolling in the second half as he passed for a career-high 254 yards and 3 touchdowns.  Penn has won 5 straight over
their Ivy League rival as the Red and Blue bounced back from the previous week loss.  Penn goes on the road to Harvard needing a win to keep their title hopes alive.

For more details visit – Penn Defense Holds The Line Beating Princeton.

Next Game – November 12 at Harvard

TEMPLE – Overall 5 – 3, MAC 3 -2

Result – on November 2 Lost 35 – 30 at Ohio U

Summary – Ohio U. got the game-winning touchdown with 1:41 remaining to get a 35 – 31 win over Temple, and took over first place in the
MAC Eastern Division.  Temple Freshman Quarterback Cody Coyer took over the offense running for 184 yards, completed 8 of 14 passes for 123 yards and 3 touchdowns. Evan Rodriguez, Rod Streater, and Deon Miller caught the scoring passes from Coyer.  Running Back Bernard Pierce
had a 20 yard touchdown run.  Pierce left the game in the fourth quarter due to injury.  He did not return with the team as he was kept overnight for observation in the hospital.

Next Game – November 9 vs. Miami (Ohio) at Lincoln Financial Field

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