PHILLY COLLEGE SPORTS FOOTBALL WEEK IN REVIEW
Owls and Wildcats Rebound From Opening Game Losses
Games of September 10th, 2016
TEMPLE – Overall 1 – 1, 0 – 0 American Athletic Conference
Result – Won 38 – 0 vs. Stony Brook at the Linc
Summary – The Temple Owls showed their mettle putting the opening day loss behind them winning 38 – 0 against the Stony Brook Seawolves. The Owls scored on 4 of their first 6 possessions en route to a 28 – 0 halftime lead. On offense quarterback Phillip Walker led the way completing 11 of 23 passes for 124 yards and 3 touchdowns. Two scoring tosses were caught by Keith Kirkwood and one by Brodrick Yancy. It was the fifth time Walker threw for three or more touchdown passes in a game. Ryquell Armstead, who started for the injured Jahad Thomas, ran for 48 yards and a touchdown. On defense Temple earned their first shutout since defeating Delaware State 59 – 0 in 2014. The Owls held the Seawolves to 0 – 13 on third down conversions and limited the opposing offense to 133 total yards. Twenty eight different Temple defenders registered a tackle.
Next Game – September 17 at Penn State – Noon Kickoff
#22 VILLANOVA – Overall 1 – 1, 0 – 0 CAA
Result – Won 26 – 21 vs. Lehigh at Villanova Stadium
Summary – The Wildcats got a 2-yard touchdown run from Javon White with 4:20 on the clock to cap a come from behind win. White ran for 155 yards, a career-high, and scored twice. For the game Villanova totaled 396 rushing yards, their highest total since a 410 yard outburst against Northeastern in 2009. The Cats have put up more than 300 yards on the ground twenty times since the 2009 season. Quarterback Zach Bednarczyk added 92 rushing yards. Aaron Forbes rushed for 87 yards and crossed the goal line from 20 yards out. Adeyemi DaSliva also scored a touchdown. The Wildcats defense gave up 118 yards on the ground and 246 in the air to the Lehigh Mountain Hawks. Austin Calitro and Ed Shockley registered 10 tackles, a career-best for Shockley. Rasaan Stewart set a career-mark with 9 tackles to go along with his first career interception. Coach Andy Talley recorded his 250th career win.
Next Game – September 17 vs. Towson – 3:30 PM Kickoff
PENN – Overall 0 –0, Ivy League 0 – 0
Result – Idle
Next Game – September 17 vs. Lehigh at Franklin Field – 5 PM Kickoff