Philly College Sports Football Week In Review – Games of September 21, 2013


Penn and Villanova Win Home Openers

September 21, 2013 Games

PENN – Overall 1 –0, Ivy League 0 – 0

Result – Won 27 – 21 vs. Lafayette at Franklin Field

Summary – Penn won its season opener for the first time since 2010.  It looked like Penn would breeze to the win holding a 20-point lead going into the fourth quarter.  The Leopards scored on two straight drives to make it a one-possession game.  The Quaker defense came up big on the last Lafayette drive with 3:01 to play.  The defense forced a 4th and 29.  On the last offensive play by the Leopards, and illegal forward lateral gave the ball back to the Quakers, and with it the victory.  The Red and Blue outgained Lafayette 339 – 240.  The defense forced three turnovers and had six sacks.  Quarterback Billy Ragone was 21 – 28 passing for 218 yards and two touchdowns.  He became the third passer in program history to exceed 4,000 career passing yards.

Next Game – September 28 at Villanova

TEMPLE – Overall 0 – 3, 0 – 1 American Athletic Conference

Result – Idle

Summary –

Next Game – September 28 at Idaho

#20 VILLANOVA – Overall 1 – 2, 1 – 0 CAA

Result – Won 35 – 6 vs. #16 Stony Brook at Villanova Stadium

Villanova Quarterback John Robertson
Villanova Quarterback John Robertson

Summary – The Wildcats won their first game of the year in their home opener against Stony Brook.  Villanova won it with some trickery, a good running game, and solid defense.  The Blue and White scored on two special plays, ran for 266 yards, and limited Stony Brook to a late touchdown.  Defensive back Joe Sarnese scored a defensive touchdown for the Cats, and quarterback John Robertson ran for 119 yards.  For the complete story view Villanova Runs Over Stony Brook 35 – 6.

Next Game – September 28 vs. Penn at Villanova Stadium

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