PHILLY COLLEGE SPORTS FOOTBALL REVIEW
November 10, 2012 Games
PENN – Overall 5 – 4, 5 – 1 Ivy League
Result – Won 30 – 21 vs. Harvard at Franklin Field
Summary – By virtue of the 30 – 21 win Penn clinched at least a share of the Ivy League Championship. Against a strong Harvard run defense the Red and Blue ran for 227 yards in the
game, 130 by Lyle Marsh and 95 by Billy Ragone. Andrew Holland replaced Ragone at quarterback after Ragone suffered a severe ankle injury at the end of the 3rd quarter. In the 4th quarter in the same Penn possession Holland completed his only pass of the game, an 18 yard touchdown to tight end Mitchell King that put the Quakers in front by a 28 – 14 score. After cutting the lead to 28 – 21 Harvard got the ball back late in the game. Their hopes of a miracle finish ended when defensive end and team captain Brandon Copeland sacked Harvard quarterback Colton Chapple for a safety with 1:25 to play giving Penn the game and the crown. Copeland recorded 2 of 6 sacks of the day for the Quakers. Punter Scott Lopano punted 8 times averaging 43 yards per kick. Penn can win the title outright with a win at Cornell.
For their efforts Brandon Copeland was named the Ivy League Co-Defensive Player of the Week while Punter Scott Lopano was the Special Teams Player of the Week.
Next Game – November 17 at Cornell
TEMPLE – Overall 3 – 6, 2 – 4 Big East
Result – Lost 34 – 10 vs. Cincinnati at The Linc
Summary – The Owls losing streak extended to four games with the loss. Cincinnati averages 34.2 points and matched that total. The Cherry and White trailed 24 – 3 at halftime and was not able to mount a serious charge. Running back Montel Harris, the team’s top offensive player as injured in the first half and did not return. Kicker Brandon McManus extended his school record with his 58th field goal. Tight end Cody Booth scored the only touchdown for Temple with a 4 yard pass from quarterback Juice Granger. The Owls used 3 quarterbacks in the game.
Next Game – November 17 at Army
#16 VILLANOVA – Overall 7 – 3, 5 – 2 CAA
Result – Won 35 – 20 vs. #9 James Madison at Villanova Stadium
Summary – The Villanova running attack was dominant as the Wildcats rushed for 307 yards in the game. Kevin Monangai had his fourth straight 100-yard game with 150 yards on 25 carries and a touchdown. He became the fourth Wildcat player to run for more than 1,000 yards in a season. Running back Austin Medley and quarterback John Robertson ran for 61 yards each. Villanova outgained JMU 455 – 231 yards. Linebacker Joey Harmon led the team with 6 tackles and 2.5 sacks.
For his effort Harmon was named the CAA Defensive Player of the Week.
Next Game – November 17 at Delaware
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