Philly College Sports Football Week In Review – Games of September 20, 2014

#8 Villanova Defeats James Madison, John Robertson CAA Offensive Player of the Week, Temple Scores On Offense, Defense, and Special Teams In Shutout Victory

September 20, 2014 Games

TEMPLE OWLS– Overall 2 – 1, 0 – 0 American Athletic Conference

Result – Won 59 – 0 vs. Delaware State at The Linc

Summary –

Temple 59 Delaware State 0 – Temple Coach Matt Rhule wanted his team to be ready.  He reminded his team that it is hard to win football games.  The Owls got the message and showed it with a 59 – 0 win over the Delaware State Hornets.  The Cherry and White scored touchdowns on offense, defense, and special teams.

Temple exploded to a 40 – 9 lead at halftime.  The Owls opened the game getting a special teams touchdown when Sam Benjamin blocked a punt that Artrel Foster scooped up and ran 15 yards for a score.  Later in the quarter special teams struck again when Khalif Turbin returned a punt 84 yards for a touchdown.  Kenneth Harper scored the first offensive touchdown with a two-yard run.  He had two in the contest.  The defense contributed to the point total as Sharif Finch scored returning an interception 65 yards.

Other players scoring touchdowns were Jamie Gilmore, Tyler Mayes, Hassan Dixon, and Jalen Fitzpatrick.  Quarterback P.J. Walker threw 2 touchdown passes.

Temple had 361 yards of total offense and yielded just 93 yards.

The 59 points scored were the most by the Owls since a 2012 game at Army.   The margin of victory was the most in the Modern Era.  This was the fourth consecutive game where the defense or special teams scored a touchdown.  This was the first shutout win since 2011 vs. Buffalo.  The defense created 4 takeaways (3 interceptions and a fumble recovery) and leads the nation with 14 this season.

Next Game – September 27 at Connecticut


#8 VILLANOVA WILDCATS– Overall 2 – 1, 1 – 0 CAA

John Robertson 3 2013Result – Won 49 – 31 vs. James Madison at Villanova Stadium

Summary – To read the full story view Villanova Storms Back To Beat JMU 49 – 31

There was plenty of offense in the game.  ? The two teams combined for 1,131 yards of total offense, with James Madison having 568 yards and Villanova registering 563 yards.  The Wildcats have gained 1,077 yards in the past two games including 514 yards against Fordham and 563 yards against James Madison.

Quarterback John Robertson was named the CAA Offensive Player of the Week.

Next Game – September 20 at Penn


PENN QUAKERS– Overall 0 –1, Ivy League 0 – 0

Result – Lost 34 – 31 at Jacksonville

Summary –

The season got underway for the University of Pennsylvania.  Their trip to Florida was met with rain and a last second touchdown giving Jacksonville a 34 – 31 win.  Penn led 31 – 19 midway through the fourth quarter.  Jacksonville got two touchdowns.  The winning score came on an 8 play, 86 yard drive with 39 seconds on the clock when DeAndre Randle caught a 27 yard touchdown pass from Kade Bell.

Penn outgained Jacksonville 407 yards to 401.  Red and Blue Quarterback Alex Torgersen led the team in rushing with 65 yards.  He also threw for 200 yards completing 14 of 33 passes.  Torgersen ran for a score, had a touchdown pass and two interceptions.  Spencer Kulcsar caught 3 passes for 110 yards.  Kelly Ryan caught the touchdown pass and Adam Strouss ran for two more.  For Jacksonville Ulysses Bryant ran for 127 yards.

Next Game – September 27 vs. Villanova at Franklin Field

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