PHILLY COLLEGE SPORTS FOOTBALL WEEK IN REVIEW
John Robertson CAA Offensive Player Of The Week, Al Bagnoli Coaches His Final Game at Franklin Field, Penn State Maintains Winning Streak Against Temple
Games of November 15, 2014
#6 VILLANOVA WILDCATS – Overall 9 – 2, 6 – 1 CAA
Result – Won 48 – 31 vs. Albany at Villanova Stadium
#6 Villanova 48 Albany 31 – John Robertson accounted for a season-high 339 yards of total offense in the win against the Great Danes. The quarterback also tied his career-high with 5 touchdowns, 3 rushing and 2 passing. Robertson ran for 168 yards and had 225 in the air.
The running attack was the key as Villanova ran for 359 yards. In addition to Robertson Kevin Monangai carried 19 times for 101 yards.
Albany started quickly and was poised to score the first touchdown of the game as wide receiver Cole King streaked toward the goal line, but was hit and fumbled at the one-yard line. Villanova recovered, and then scored touchdowns on their next six possessions to snare the win.
Next Game – November 22 at Delaware
TEMPLE OWLS – Overall 5 – 5, 3 – 3 American Athletic Conference
Result – Lost 30 – 13 at Penn State
Penn State 30 Temple 13 – The Owls looked ready to end their losing streak against the Nittany Lions. The score was 6 – 3 Penn State at halftime. The second half was a different story. The Owls committed 5 turnovers at the Lions pulled away for a 30 – 13 win.
Temple quarterback P.J. Walker was 17 of 38 for 187 yards and a touchdown, a 75 yard scoring toss to Jalen Fitzpatrick. But Walker was intercepted 4 times. The Owls ran for just 61 yards compared to 254 for the Lions.
Tavon Young had a pick for the Cherry and White.
Next Game – November 29 vs. Cincinnati at The Linc
PENN QUAKERS – Overall 1 –8, Ivy League 1 – 5
Result – Lost 34 – 24 vs. Harvard at Franklin Field
#17 Harvard 34 Penn 24 – The University of Pennsylvania football team wanted to give Coach Al Bagnoli a win over a nationally ranked team on his final home game. Penn had a fourth quarter lead of 24 – 17, the most points allowed by Harvard this season. But the Crimson would get the lead back on a field goal and two touchdowns.
The Red and Blue crossed the goal line on a jump pass from running back to tight end Ryan O’Malley giving Penn a 10 – 7 lead. In the third quarter quarterback Alex Torgersen threw a 12 yard touchdown pass to Mitch King at the 9:36 mark. It was a lead the Quakers held until the final quarter.
Spencer Kulcsar led Penn with 8 receptions giving him 72 for the season. Conner Scott caught 6 passes for 36 yards. He is only the fourth player in program history with 150 receptions.
Bagnoli was honored before the game. He was given a #9 Penn football jersey signifying his record number of outright Ivy League championships. He leaves after 23 seasons with a school-record 147 wins. They will go for 148 at Cornell next week.
Next Game – November 22 at Cornell