Philly College Football Week In Review – Games Of September 30 and October 1, 2016


 Temple and Penn Get Conference-Opening Wins, Villanova Winning Streak At Four Games, Haason Reddick and Zach Bednarczyk Earn Conference Honors

Games of September 30th and October 1, 2016

TEMPLE – Overall 3 –  2, 1 – 0  American Athletic Conference

Result – Won 45 – 20 vs. SMU at the Linc

Summary – It was a balanced effort on all three sides of the ball that gave Temple a conference win in their American opener.  Defensively, the Owls returned a fumble for a score.  Haason Reddick caused the fumble on a sack that Romond Deloatch returned for a touchdown.  Reddick registered 2 sacks and forced another fumble on a punt return.  He was named the Conference Defensive Player of the Week.  On offense Ryquell Armstead ran for a career-high 159 yards scoring twice.  Jahad Thomas registered two touchdowns for the third consecutive week.  Nate L. Smith notched seven tackles, a career-mark.  Kicker Austin Jones has a streak of 17 consecutive made field goals.

For more details read: Temple Victorious In American Opener

Next Game – October 6 at Memphis Thursday Night Kickoff at 8 PM Eastern

#14  VILLANOVA – Overall 4 – 1, 2 – 0 CAA

Result – Won 42 – 7 at Elon

Summary – It was a big game for quarterback Zach Bednarczyk who earned CAA Co-Offensive Player of the Week honors.  Bednarczyk completed 14 of 21 passes for 270 yards and 3 touchdowns which tied a career-high.  He added 59 yards on 13 carries.  Bednarczyk led the Wildcats to five scores on five first half possessions.  Bednarczyk had scoring tosses to Alex Padovani, a 75-yard completion for his initial career score, Kevin Gulyas, who had 71 rushing yards, and Zac Kerxton, his first touchdown.  Bednarczyk’s 270 passing yards is his career-best.  Aaron Forbes had two rushing touchdowns.  Defensive end Tanph Kpassagnon recorded 11 tackles.  Villanova set a school-record with 35 first downs.

Next Game – October 8 vs. Rhode Island at Villanova Stadium Kickoff at Noon

PENN – Overall 1 –2, Ivy League 1 – 0

Result – Won 37 – 24 at Dartmouth

Summary –  The University of Pennsylvania scored touchdowns on their first four drives to open a 28 – 10 lead at intermission.  The Quakers used a balanced attack rushing for 207 yards and posting 188 in the air.  Tre Solomon ran for 107 yards and crossed the goal line twice.  Justin Watson caught 9 passes for 67 yards.  Quarterback Alek Torgersen completed 18 of 24 passes, two were scoring tosses and none were picked off.  He also ran for 47 yards and 2 touchdowns. Defensively, Tayler Hendrickson sacked Dartmouth quarterback Jack Heneghan for a safety.  Mason Williams intercepted a pass.  The Red and Blue have won seven straight Ivy League contests.

Next Game – October 8 vs. Central Connecticut State at Franklin Field 1 PM Kickoff

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