PHILLY COLLEGE SPORTS FOOTBALL WEEK IN REVIEW
A Sweep For The Local Teams, Three Players Earn Conference Awards
Games of October 21st and 22nd, 2016
TEMPLE – Overall 5 – 3, 3 – 1 American Athletic Conference
Result – Won 46 – 30 vs. USF at the Linc
Summary – The Owls are tied for first place in the American Eastern Division. They earned a share of the top spot defeating the South Florida Bulls, the team who they are tied. A strong ground game and having the ball was the difference as Temple had 319 rushing yards (528 yards overall) to 165 rushing yards for USF. In time of possession the Owls had a 2 to 1 ratio in their favor. Ryquell Armstead posted a new career-high with 210 rushing yards. He scored twice on runs of 76 (his longest run) and 42 yards. Running Back Jahad Thomas had two touchdowns to continue his streak of having two or more touchdowns in the six games he has played this season. The Bulls got to within 37 – 30 with 8:42 in the fourth quarter. The Owls responded by keeping them pinned close to their goal line. An interception by Delvon Randall resulted in a 3-yard touchdown run by Thomas on the next play as the Cherry and White took control. The Temple defense registered a safety to later close out the scoring. Owls wide receiver Ventell Bryant caught 5 passes for 115 yards. Praise Martin-Oguike blocked a PAT giving him 5 blocked kicks in his career. Tight End Colin Thompson had his first career touchdown reception. Freshman kicker Aaron Boumerhi kicked three field goals and five point after touchdowns for 14 points to earn the American Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week award.
For more details read: Temple Gains A Share Of First Place In The American Eastern Division
Next Game – October 29 vs. Cincinnati at the Linc Kickoff at 3:30 PM
#11 VILLANOVA – Overall 6 – 2, 4 – 1 CAA
Result – Won 23 – 14 vs. # 23 Albany at Villanova Stadium
Summary – In a game featuring two nationally ranked teams sophomore running back Aaron Forbes ran for a career-high 151 yards and 2 touchdowns to lead the Wildcats to a dominating win over the Albany Great Danes. He was named the CAA Offensive Player of the Week for his effort. Villanova racked up 269 yards on the ground and had 351 offensive yards. The Cats held Albany to 161 yards of offense. Defensively the Wildcats recorded 9 sacks led by linebacker Ed Shockley had 3.5 in the game. Defensive end Tanoh Kpassagnon made 5 tackles.
Next Game – November 5 at Maine Kickoff at Noon
PENN – Overall 4 –2, Ivy League 3 – 0
Result – Won 42 – 7 at Yale
Summary – It was a monster effort by the University of Pennsylvania wide receiver Justin Watson. FOr the game he had 10 receptions for 166 yards and 3 touchdowns, setting career marks in receiving yards and scores. In the first half alone Watson caught 9 passes and gained 160 yards scoring three times. He was named the Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week. Quarterback Alek Torgersen completed 16 of 23 passes for 229 yards and 4 scoring tosses. Tre Solomon rushed for 120 yards extending his streak of 100-yard plus games to four. Penn out gained Yale by a 508 to 229 margin, 246 to 93 on the air. It was the largest offensive yards output for the Red and Blue since putting up 552 against Yale in 2011. The Quakers extended their conference winning streak to nine games.
Next Game – October 29 vs. Brown at Franklin Field 1 PM Kickoff