PHILLY COLLEGE SPORTS FOOTBALL REVIEW
Villanova Edges William & Mary – Penn Wins Longest Game In Ivy History
October 5, 2013 Games
PENN – Overall 2 –1, Ivy League 1 – 0
Result – Won 37 – 31 vs. Dartmouth (4 OT) at Franklin Field
Summary – The Red and Blue won the longest game in Ivy League history as it took four overtimes for the hosts to defeat Dartmouth 37 – 31 in a game that took three hours and 49 minutes to play. Much of the credit for the victory goes to senior linebacker David Park who scored on an 84 yard fumble recovery in the second quarter. The big play happened with 4 seconds remaining in regulation with the game tied at 21. Dartmouth lined up for a game-winning 21-yard field goal. Park blocked the chip shot sending the game into overtime. Missed field goals would haunt Dartmouth as they had another chance to win it in the first overtime, but kicker Riley Lyons was wide left continuing the contest. The teams traded touchdowns and a field goal to even the contest at 31. Lyons was wide left from 40 in the fourth overtime. Junior running back Kyle Wilcox on a third down play went over the right side for 20 yards and the game winning touchdown. Wilcox gained 94 yards on 18 carries – most of which came in the fourth quarter and the overtime periods. Senior wide receiver Ryan Mitchell caught 6 passes for 100 yards, the first time he hit the century mark in his career. Senior quarterback Billy Ragone ran for 60 yards and one touchdown, and was 17 – 28 for 213 yards and a touchdown pass.
Next Game – October 12 at William & Mary
TEMPLE – Overall 0 – 5, 0 – 2 American Athletic Conference
Result – Lost 30 – 7 vs. #7 Louisville at The Linc
Summary – The Owls could not contain Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater going down to their fifth straight defeat of the season. Bridgewater threw for 348 yards and two scores as he found ten different receivers during the game. Louisville also showed diversity on the ground as 7 players totaled 202 rushing yards. In the game Louisville had 525 yards of total offense compared to 255 for Temple. P.J. Walker came in the play quarterback and completed 10 of 19 passes for 182 yards and a touchdown and an interception. Walker threw his first career touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Jalen Fitzpatrick from 9 yards out to avert a second straight shutout against the Cardinals. Temple trailed 24 – 0 at halftime, but did win the second half 7 – 6.
Next Game – October 11 at Cincinnati
#20 VILLANOVA – Overall 3 – 2, 2 – 0 CAA
Result – #20 Villanova 20 William & Mary 16 at Villanova Stadium
Summary – The Tribe converted a field goal to take a 16 – 13 lead with 6:17 to play. The Wildcats responded with an 80 yard drive capped when sophomore quarterback John Robertson scored on a one-yard sneak with 28 seconds to play. It was the third straight victory for Villanova, and the last touchdown created the only lead of the game for the Cats who trailed by as many as 10 points late in the third quarter. Robertson completed 21 of 28 passing attempts for 154 yards. He was intercepted once. Robertson ran for 70 yards. His touchdown was his fifth rushing touchdown this season. Junior running back Kevin Monangai ran for a game-high 98 yards. Junior running back Austin Medley scored the other touchdown from13 yards out. Kick Mark Hamilton converted field goals of 21 and 35 yards. Villanova had 333 yards of total offense while giving up 271 yards. The Wildcats three game home stand is over, and now prepares for four of their next five games on the road.
Next Game – October 12 at Towson