PHILLY COLLEGE SPORTS FOOTBALL REVIEW
October 27, 2012 Games
PENN – Overall 3 – 4, 3 – 1 Ivy League
Result – Won 20 – 17 vs. Brown at Franklin Field
Summary – Kicker Connor Loftus made two field goals in the final minute and a half to give Penn a 20 -17 win over Brown. His career-long 45 yarder with 1:25 left tied the game at 17. The Cardiac Quakers started the game winning drive when defensive back Trevor Niemann intercepted a pass and returned it to the Brown 44 yard line. Quarterback Billy Ragone rushed for 15 yards to set up the 35 yard field goal attempt by Loftus. Ragone had 211 yards of total offense, 165 passing and 46 rushing. Wide Receiver Conner Scott caught 5 passes for 82 yards. The Red and Blue is tied for first place in the Ivy League with Princeton and Harvard.
For his efforts Loftus was named the Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week. Ragone was named to the Honor Roll.
Next Game – November 3 at Princeton
TEMPLE – Overall 3 – 4, 2 – 2 Big East
Result – Lost 47 – 17 at Pittsburgh
Summary – The Panthers scored the first two touchdowns of the game to jump out to a quick lead. After the second score the Owls got a 77 yard kickoff return from Matt Brown that set up their first touchdown of the game when quarterback Chris Coyer connected with tight end Cody Booth for a 1 yard touchdown pass. Pitt scored on all of their second quarter possessions to take a 31 – 7 halftime lead. The Owls opened the second half with a 10 play 75 yard scoring drive. Running back Montel Harris capped the drive with a 14 yard touchdown run. Harris led the Owls rushing for 72 yards on 18 carries scoring a touchdown.
Next Game – November 2 at Louisville
#23 VILLANOVA – Overall 4 – 2, 2 – 1 CAA
Result – Lost 49 – 35 vs. #23 Towson at Villanova Stadium
Summary – The Wildcats got into an offensive shoot out with Towson in the first half trailing 35 – 28 at halftime. The Tigers got big plays from running back Terrance West who had a touchdown run and pass reception in the first half. Villanova tied the game at 35 in the third quarter, but Towson answered with touchdown runs by West and quarterback Grant Enders. Quarterback John Robertson threw 4 touchdown passes in the game, two to Kevin Monangai and one each to Joe Price and Earnest Pettway. Monangai ran for 100 yards, the third consecutive game in which he has eclipsed the century mark. His two touchdown receptions were the first of his career.
For his efforts Robertson was named the CAA Rookie of the Week.
Next Game – November 9 vs. James Madison at Villanova Stadium