PHILLY COLLEGE SPORTS FOOTBALL REVIEW
Villanova Defeats # 3 Towson On The Road Behind QB John Robertson And The Defense
October 12, 2013 Games
PENN – Overall 2 –2, Ivy League 1 – 0
Result – Lost 27 – 14 at William & Mary
Summary – The Red and Blue tailed 21 – 0 going into the fourth quarter. Penn mounted a rally but fell short losing 27 – 14. The Quakers scored two touchdowns in three minutes to get to within 21 – 14, but the Tribe out the game away with a 12-play 75 yard drive, all plays on the ground. Senior quarterback Billy Ragone was 14 – 27 for 127 yards and two touchdown passes. Junior running back Spencer Kulscar ran for a career-high 84 yards on 22 carries. Senior defensive back Sebastian Janikowski also posted a career-best with 12 tackles.
Next Game – October 19 at Columbia
TEMPLE – Overall 0 – 6, 0 – 3 American Athletic Conference
Result – Lost 38 – 20 at Cincinnati
Summary – The Owls freshman quarterback P.J. Walker got his first career start and posted 200 passing yards and two touchdowns. However, Cincinnati held Temple scoreless in the second half to get a 38 – 20 conference win. Walker completed 12 of 22 passes and ran for 48 yards. The freshman was picked off once and lost a fumble. Walker completed a 35-yard touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Jalen Fitzpatrick and a 30-yard score to senior Juice Granger. Freshman running back Zaire Williams ran for 42 yards and a touchdown. Junior running back Kenny Harper led the Owls on the ground 72 yards on 10 carries. Sophomore linebacker Tyler Matakevich registered 15 tackles, 11 solo. Matakevich leads the nation in solo tackles.
Next Game – October 19 vs. Army at The Linc
#15 VILLANOVA – Overall 4 – 2, 3 – 0 CAA
Result – #15 Villanova 45 #3 Towson 35 at Towson
Summary – The Wildcats won a key conference battle in Maryland defeating the third-ranked Towson Tigers 45 – 35 in Maryland. Sophomore quarterback John Robertson led Villanova with 17 of 18 passes for 182 yards (17 consecutive completions) and had 32 carries for 150 yards. Robertson posted three touchdowns, and was named the CAA Offensive Player of the Week. The Blue and White had 269 yards on the ground. Junior running back Kevin Monangai had 62 yards rushing and a touchdown. Wide Receiver Jamal Abdur-Rahman caught 6 passes for 62 yards while rushing for 36 yards. The Villanova defense was a big key to the victory forcing three early turnovers that resulted in touchdowns by the offense. Sophomore safety Cameron McCurry earned the CAA Defensive Player of the Week registering five touchdowns, an interception, and a forced fumble. McCurry leads the team in interceptions with four and has 24 tackles this season. The Wildcats had a 45 – 22 lead with 14:02 to play, then held off the late Towson rally.
Next Game – October 19 at New Hampshire