PHILLY COLLEGE SPORTS FOOTBALL WEEK IN REVIEW
#5 Villanova Keeps Rolling Along
Games of October 4, 2014
#5 VILLANOVA WILDCATS – Overall 4 – 1, 2 – 0 CAA
Result – Won 41 – 20 at Maine
Villanova 41 Maine 20 – The Villanova offense surpassed 40 points for the fourth straight game, and quarterback John Robertson matched his career-high in touchdown passes with four in his last three games. Robertson’s scoring tosses went to four different receivers; Poppy Livers (23 yards), Lincoln Collins (25 yards), Earnest Pettway (10 yards), and Kevin Gulyas (43 yards). In the contest Robertson completed 16 of 25 passes for 285 yards to nine different receivers, and gained 58 yards on the ground. The only blemish of the day was that Robertson threw his first interception of the season.
Maine took an early 7 – 0 lead that the Wildcats answered with a 2-yard touchdown run by Kevin Monangai. The touchdown by Livers put the Blue and White ahead 14 – 7, but Maine tied the game with 3:19 remaining in the half. Villanova scored 37 seconds before halftime on the pass to Collins that gave his team a 21 – 14 edge at intermission.
The Wildcats scored twice in the third quarter to take control on the scoring tosses to Pettway and Gulyas. The Black Bears scored late in the fourth quarter. Gary Underwood responded for Villanova with an 18-yard touchdown run.
The defense played its part holding Maine to 276 total yards, 59 on the ground. Don Cherry recorded a game-high 12 tackles to go with 5.5 tackles for a loss. Cherry leads the team in tackles this season with 45. He also had a career-high 3 sacks in the game.
The Blue and White have won four in a row.
Robertson was named the CAA Offensive Player of the Week. Cherry was named the CAA Defensive Player of the Week.
Next Game – October 11 vs. Rhode Island at Villanova Stadium
PENN QUAKERS – Overall 0 –3, Ivy League 0 – 1
Result – Lost 31 – 13 at Dartmouth
Dartmouth 31 Penn 13 – The Red and Blue got off to an early lead thanks to a 54-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Alex Torgersen to Matt Schwartz. The Big Green tied the game on a Kyle Bramble 2-yard run. The Quakers fell victim to three straight scoring runs by Dalyn Williams before halftime to fall behind by a 28 – 7 score. All the Red and Blue could muster after was two field goals by Jimmy Gammill.
Penn outgained Dartmouth getting 383 yards of offense to 325. The Quakers put up 350 yards in the air to 107, but the Big Green had a 260 – 72 yard edge on the ground.
Torgersen set a school mark of 40 completions attempting 58. Spencer Kulcsar grabbed 15 of those passes for 125 yards in setting a program record for receptions breaking the mark of 12 set by Rob Milanese 12 years ago.
Penn falls to 0 – 1 in the Ivy League.
Next Game – October 11 at Fordham
TEMPLE OWLS – Overall 3 – 1, 1 – 0 American Athletic Conference
Result – Idle
Next Game – October 11 vs. Tulsa at the Linc