Philly College Football Week In Review – Games of November 3, 2012


November 3, 2012 Games

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

Result – Won 28 – 21 at Princeton

Billy Ragone and C.J. Mooney, Ivy League Players of the Week. Photo courtesy of the University of Pennsylvania.

Summary – The Cardiac Quakers struck again.  Trailing arch-rival Princeton 21 – 14 in the 4th quarter, defensive end C.J. Mooney intercepted a pass returning it 15 yards for the tying touchdown with 7:31 to play in regulation.  Once Penn regained possession quarterback Billy Ragone led the team with his third game-winning drive, eight for his career, to put Penn in front 28 – 21 with 2:59 to play.  The 3 yard touchdown run capped a 10 play, 58 yard drive in 3:32.  Defensive end Brandon Copeland recovered a fumble to seal the victory for Penn.  Running back Lyle Marsh ran for 104 yards in the contest.  The Red and Blue remains tied for first place in the Ivy League, and meet Harvard in the game that could decide the Ivy League championship.

For their efforts Ragone and Mooney were named the Ivy League Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week.

Next Game – November 10 vs. Harvard at Franklin Field


TEMPLE – Overall 3 – 5, 2 – 3 Big East

Result – Lost 45 – 17 at #10/12 Louisville

Summary – Temple started the game strong when Matt Brown returned the opening kickoff 93 yards to give the Owls a 7 – 0 lead.  Louisville tied the game, but the Cherry and White answered with a 5 yard touchdown run by running back Montel Harris who ran for 115 yards on 15 carries.  Harris had 41 yards on 5 carries in the drive.  The Cardinals capitalized on turnovers.  Louisville scored on a 72 yard touchdown pass and later a field goal before Brandon McManus converted a 34 yard field goal to tie the game at 17.  Louisville scored the next four touchdowns for the final margin of victory.  Temple lost four fumbles.  Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater completed 19 of 28 passes for 324 yards and 5 touchdowns.

For his effort Matt Brown was named the Big East Specialist and National Kick Returner of the Week.

Next Game – November 10 vs. Cincinnati at The Linc

#23 VILLANOVA – Overall 4 – 2, 2 – 1 CAA

Result – Bye Week

Summary –

Next Game – November 9 vs. James Madison at Villanova Stadium

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