PHILLY COLLEGE SPORTS FOOTBALL REVIEW
All Three Local Teams Fall In Saturday Action
November 2, 2013 Games
PENN – Overall 4 –3, Ivy League 3 – 1
Result – Lost 27 – 0 at Brown
Summary – Brown running back John Spooney opened the game with a 93-yard touchdown run against the Quakers. It was his second longest touchdown run of the game. In the second quarter with the Bears leading 14 – 0 Spooney struck Penn again, this time with a 94-yard touchdown run. Brown had a 24 – 0 lead at halftime. Penn quarterback Ryan Becker got the offense deep in Brown territory, but was intercepted inside the 10 yard line ending the Quaker threat. Becker finished the game 20 – 40 for 167 yards and 2 interceptions. Running back Spencer Kulscar ran for 56 yard and added 20 receiving yards on 4 catches. Wide Receiver Ryan Mitchell caught 4 passes for 40 yards. Mitchell has 93 career receptions moving him into the top ten on the Penn all-time list. The loss snapped Penn’s seven game Ivy League winning streak. This win was the fourth in the last five games for Brown over Penn in Providence.
Next Game – November 9 vs. Princeton at Franklin Field
TEMPLE – Overall 1 – 8, 0 – 5 American Athletic Conference
Result – Lost 23 – 20 at Rutgers
Summary – This would be the last conference matchup between the two rivals. In a memorable game Rutgers got a see-saw 23 – 20 win before the Knights move to the Big Ten next season. The Owls scored first using the ground game to get down the field. Finally, quarterback P.J. Walker found wide receiver Robby Anderson for a 26-yard touchdown pass. The missed extra point gave Temple a 6 – 0 lead. In the second quarter the Cherry and White used a short field making the score 13 – 3 as Walker found running back Kenneth Harper for a 4-yard touchdown pass, the lead the Owls took into halftime. In the fourth quarter Rutgers took advantage of a Walker interception. A 34-yard touchdown reception by Michael Burton from Gary Nova, then later another Leonte Carroo gave Rutgers a 16 – 13 edge. Harper answered for Temple with a 20-yard touchdown run with 10:57 remaining. Temple held a 20 – 16 lead. Late in the fourth quarter Temple recovered a Rutgers fumble. The Owls moved the ball to the Rutgers 27 yard line. The Cherry and White went for it on a 4th and 1, but did not convert. Rutgers took advantage of the break. The Knights got the ball to the 33 yard line. A key play in the game happened as Rutgers quarter back Nova was sacked and fumbled. It was recovered by linebacker Sharif Finch, but the officials ruled that there was a delay of game penalty against Rutgers negating the play. Nova got a second chance and made the most of if by finding Carroo in the endzone for the winning score with 28 seconds on the clock.
Next Game – November 16 vs. Connecticut at The Linc
#20 VILLANOVA – Overall 4 – 5, 3 – 3 CAA
Result – Lost 31 – 21 at James Madison
Summary – Villanova wide receiver Kevin Gulyas caught two touchdown passes within 10 minutes that tied the game at 14. The Dukes of James Madison responded with 17 unanswered points that dealt the Wildcats their third straight loss. The defeat seriously damaged, if not ended, post-season playoff hopes for Villanova. Quarterback John Robertson threw for a season-high 219 yards completing 20 of 37 passes. Robertson threw 2 touchdown passes, however he threw an interception that resulted in a pick-six for JMU. Running back Gary Underwood had a touchdown pass. Villanova was held to under 200 rushing yards for the second time in the last seven games. The Wildcat defense had 8 tackles for a loss, the second highest total this season. Linebacker Don Cherry had a career-high 14 tackles. Defensive end Rakim Cox was credited with two sacks.
Next Game – November 9 at Rhode Island