PHILLY COLLEGE SPORTS FOOTBALL WEEK IN REVIEW
Temple Takes Lead In American Eastern Division, Villanova Sets Up For Showdown With James Madison, Penn Ivy Win Streak Snapped
Games of November 4th and 5th, 2016
TEMPLE – Overall 7 – 3, 5 – 1 American Athletic Conference
Result – Won 21 – 0 at Connecticut
Summary – The Temple Owls jumped out to a three touchdown lead in the first quarter on touchdown passes by Phillip Walker. Two scoring tosses went to Jahad Thomas, 23 and 10 yards, and an 18-yarder to Romond DeLoatch. The Owls turned the game over to their staples, rushing offense and stout defense. The running game accounted for 216 yards led by Ryquell Armstead who ran for 133 yards. Thomas had 83 yards on the ground and had 4 catches for 73 yards in his 156 yards of total offense performance. Walker passed for 215 yards, but was intercepted twice. On defense Temple recorded their first shutout of an FBS opponent since October 15, 2011 when they blanked Buffalo. UConn was held to 160 offensive yards, 91 on the ground and 69 through the air. Praise Martin-Oguike blocked a 35-yard field goal attempt. The Cherry and White lead the American Athletic Conference Eastern Division with a 5 – 1 record, a half-game ahead of USF who stands at 4 – 1.
Next Game – November 19 at Tulane
#10 VILLANOVA – Overall 7 – 2, 5 – 1 CAA
Result – Won 26 – 7 at Maine
Summary – The Wildcats quarterback Zach Bednarczyk passed for over 300 yards for the first time in his career. He completed 23 of 31 passes for 326 yards and 3 touchdowns in the win at Maine. Villanova has won seven times in their last eight games. Bednarczyk had two scoring tosses to Ryan Bell and another to Brandon Chadburn. The Wildcats defense did not give up a touchdown as the only Maine score came on a 97-yard kickoff return by Earnest Edwards to start the second half. Maine got into the red zone five times, but failed to score on any of those possessions. The Nova defense picked off 4 passes, 2 by Rob Rolle. This was the second game this season where Rolle intercepted 2 passes. He also had 5 tackles. Jeff Steeb led the unit with 8 tackles.
Next Game – November 12 vs. James Madison at Villanova Stadium Kickoff at 1 PM
PENN – Overall 5 –3, Ivy League 4 – 1
Result – Lost 28 – 0 at Princeton
Summary – The 10-game winning streak in the Ivy League for the University of Pennsylvania came to an end. Princeton jumped out to a lead in the first 1:23 of the game, and Penn never recovered. The score came on a blocked punt and return for a touchdown by the Tigers Jeremiah Tyler. Princeton scored once in each quarter to bounce Penn from the Ivy unbeatens. In the game quarterback Alek Torgersen became the all-time offensive yards leader for Penn with 7,350 total yards in his career. Torgersen completed 35 of 37 passes for 179 yards. He was picked off once. Torgersen led the rushing attack for the Red and Blue with 46 yards. Justin Watson caught 12 passes, a season high, for 82 yards. Princeton had 407 yards of total offense. Quaker linebacker Colton Moskal was in on a career-high 13 tackles. Mason Williams also set a career-mark with 10 tackles, as did Sam Philippi with 12 stops. Penn can still earn a share of the Ivy League title by winning its last two games. The first will be against #23 Harvard at home.
Next Game – November 11 vs. #23 Harvard at Franklin Field 8 PM Kickoff