Philly College Football Week In Review- Games Of November 19, 2011


Temple Linebacker Stephen Johnson

November 19, 2011 Games

TEMPLE – Overall 7 –4, MAC 4 -3

Result – Won 42 – 14 vs. Army at Lincoln Financial Field

Summary –Temple out up big rushing numbers as Running Back Bernard Pierce ran for 157 yards and 3 touchdowns on 21 rushes.  Running Back Matt Brown totaled 133 yards and scored twice on 8 carries.  The Owls set a school record 32 rushing touchdowns this season.

Johnson Making One of 16 Tackles

Linebacker Stephen Johnson recorded a career-best in total tackles with 26 and solo tackles with 8. For his efforts Johnson was named the MAC Defensive Player of the Week.

Next Game – November 25 vs. Kent State at Lincoln Financial Field

VILLANOVA – Overall 2 – 9, 1 – 7 CAA

Result – Lost – 26 – 16 vs. Delaware at PPL Park

Summary – In the first college football game played at PPL Park Villanova Running Back Jamal Abdur-Rahman had 2 touchdown runs of 58 and   yards, and ran for 119 yards.  He was the second Villanova running back to run for more than 100 yards in a game.  Austin Medley was the other.  The teams entered the fourth quarter tied at 16.  Delaware got a field goal from Kicker Shane Baner, then an interception return for a touchdown from Defensive Back Ricky Tunstall to win the Battle of the Blue 26 – 16.

For more details visit – Delaware Wins Battle of the Blue Football Edition 26 – 16.

Post Season Awards – Defensive Back James Pitts and Center Dan Shirey were named to the First-Team All CAA football team.  Named to the third team were Kicker Mark Hamilton and Linebacker Dillon Lucas.

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

Result – Lost 48   – 38 vs. Cornell at Franklin Field

Summary –Penn lost their chance at the Ivy League title in their previous game against Harvard, and now lost their first league game in
over three years.  Quarterback Billy Ragone ran for 2 touchdowns and passed for 253 yards.  Linebacker Eric Rask returned an interception
for a score.  Cornell Jeff Matthews threw for an Ivy League record 548 yards and 5 touchdowns.  Wide Receiver Shane Savage caught 3 of the
touchdown passes.

Post-Season Awards – Senior Captains (Offensive Lineman) Greg Van Roten and Linebacker Eric Rask were unanimous First-Team All-Ivy
selections.  Wide Receiver Ryan Calvert and Defensive Lineman Brandon Copeland were also First-Team selections.  Defensive Lineman Jared Sholly and Defensive Matt Hamscher were named to the Second-Team.


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