Philly College Football Week In Review – Games of November 17, 2012


November 17, 2012 Games

PENN – Overall 6 – 4, 6 – 1 Ivy League – Ivy Champs!

Result – Won 35 – 28 at Cornell

Ivy Champs!

Summary – The Red and Blue came into the game with no worse than a share of the Ivy title.  The Quaker Senior Class wanted to win their third outright championship in four seasons.  Penn did it in their usual “Cardiac Quakers” style.  Cornell tied the game at 28 with 2:57 to play.  In their final drive Penn started 63 yards away from the end zone.  Quarterback Andrew Holland was 3 – 3 in the drive, running back Lyle Marsh, who finished with his third consecutive 100 yard rushing game, ran the ball to the Cornell 3 yard line, then fullback Spencer Kulcsar took the ball across the line with a minute left to give Penn the lead.  It was not over.  Cornell got the ball to the Penn 8 yard line with 17 seconds on the clock.  After a penalty moved the ball back to the 23, the Big Red completed a pass back to the 8, but time expired.  Penn could finally celebrate.

For his effort Andrew Holland was named the Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week.  Lyle Marsh made the Ivy Honor Roll.  It was the ninth outright crown for Coach Al Bagnoli.

The All-Ivy League Team was announced.  Thirteen Penn players earned post-season honors.  First Team all-league players were: Seniors Joe Bonadies, Brandon Copeland, and Scott Lopano; Junior Sebastian Jaskowski; and Sophomore Dan Davis.  Named the Second Team were: Seniors Mike Pinciotti, Dave Twamley, and Lyle Marsh; Juniors Christopher Bush, Conner Scott, and Dan Wilk.  Billy Ragone and Connor Loftus made the Honorable Mention list.

Next Game – Season Opener in 2013

TEMPLE – Overall 4 – 6, 2 – 4 Big East

Result – Won 63 – 32 at Army

Summary –  It was a record-setting day for the Temple football team.  The 63 points scored tied the Division I school record set in 1973 vs. Holy Cross.  Running back Montel Harris ran for a school-record 351 yards and 7 touchdowns, a Big East and program record.  Kicker Brandon McManus broke Bernard Pierce’s record for career-points with a total of 330 points scored.

Next Game – November 23 vs. Syracuse at the Linc



#14 VILLANOVA – Overall 8 – 3, 6 – 2 CAA – CAA Co-Champions and Automatic Qualifier!

Result – Won 41 – 10 at Delaware

Andy Talley

Summary – Villanova won a share of the CAA Championship, and via tie-breaker received the automatic qualifier from the conference by virtue of the 41 – 10 win over Delaware in the Battle of the Blue.  The running game was the key as running back Kevin Monangai and quarterback John Robertson each ran for over 130 yards.  Monangai rushed for 146 yards on 24 carries and one touchdown.  Robertson ran for 134 yards on 17 attempts and one rushing touchdown.  Through the air Robertson was 15 – 21 for 193 yards and a touchdown to Norman White.  Defensive backs Ronnie Akins and Eric Loper registered interception return for touchdowns.

Villanova received two major conference awards as Coach Andy Talley was named the CAA Coach of the Year.  John Robertson won the Offensive Rookie of the Year award.

Next Game – November 24 at Stony Brook FCS First Round playoff game

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