PHILLY COLLEGE SPORTS FOOTBALL REVIEW
September 22, 2012 Games
TEMPLE – Overall 1 – 2, 0 – 0 Big East
Result – Lost 24 – 13 at Penn State
Summary – Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin completed 24 of 36 passes for 318 yards and a touchdown leading the Lions to a 24 – 13 win over Temple. The Owls had a hard time moving the ball gaining only 237 yards of offense, and converted only 3 of 12 Third Down Conversion chances. Penn State had 491 yards of total offense (173 on the ground and 318 in the air). What helped the Owls was the 9 Nittany Lion penalties for 100 yards.
Quarterback Chris Coyer ran for 64 yards and completed 13 of 24 passes for 124 yards and one touchdown, a 5 yard pass to running back Matt Brown. Kicker Brandon McManus made 2 field goals increasing his school record to 52 made field goals. For his effort McManus was named the Big East Conference Specialist of the Week.
Next Game – October 6 vs. South Florida at The Linc
VILLANOVA – Overall 3 – 1, 1 – 0 CAA
Result – Won – 24 – 8 at Penn
Summary – Quarterback John Robertson was named the CAA Rookie of the Week for the third consecutive time. He completed 13 of 20 passes for a career high 213 yards and a touchdown. Robertson also carried the ball 8 times for 55 yards and a score.
On the ground Villanova went over the 200 yard mark for the fourth consecutive week. Kevin Monangai had 109 yards on 17 carries and scored a touchdown.
The defense was dominant holding Penn to a late touchdown that broke a 91 minutes scoreless streak. Penn had 8 consecutive scoreless possessions, and converted only 3 of 13 Third Down Conversion attempts.
Next Game – September 29 at Maine
PENN – Overall 0 –2, Ivy League 0 – 0
Result – Lost 24 – 8 vs. Villanova at Franklin Field
Summary – Penn had a good start driving to the Villanova 25 yard line on their first possession, but missed the field goal attempt, then gave up a touchdown in their loss to Villanova. The Quakers had 7 punts in the game. Scott Lopano averaged 45 yards per punt, and was named to the Ivy League Honor Roll.
Penn had to limit the time of Quarterback Billy Ragone due to injury. Wide receiver Conner Scott gathered the only touchdown for Penn catching a 5 yard pass from quarterback Andrew Holland with just over 3 minutes to play. Running back Jeff Jack ran for 66 yards with 49 yards coming on his first carry of the game.
Next Game – September 29 at Dartmouth