PHILLY COLLEGE SPORTS FOOTBALL WEEK IN REVIEW
Penn Improves To 2 – 0 Scoring 65 Points
Games of September 21 and 23, 2017
TEMPLE – Overall 2 – 2, 0 – 1 American Athletic Conference
Result – Lost 43 – 7 at #21/17 South Florida
Summary – The Owls were excited going into the game. It was a Thursday night nationally televised conference opener in Florida. Temple needed to execute, but did not committing 6 turnovers in the loss. The Bulls gained 312 yards on the ground. The Owls tried most everything on offense including a fake field goal attempt that was thwarted. Three different quarterbacks played, Logan Marchi, Frank Nutile, and Todd Centeio, but South Florida managed to throttle the offense the entire game.
Temple got a touchdown on a sack and fumble recovery returned for a touchdown by defensive lineman Jacob Martin.
The Owls face another conference test on Saturday facing the Houston Cougars.
Next Game – September 30 vs. Houston at The Linc Noon Kickoff
#7 VILLANOVA – Overall 2 – 2, 0 – 1 CAA
Result – Lost 19 -10
Summary – The Wildcats opened conference play on the road. It was a defensive battle throughout. Villanova got a touchdown with no time on the clock in regulation on a 2-yard shovel pass from quarterback Zach Bednarczyk to running back Aaron Forbes. Drew Kresge added the extra point to send the game into overtime. In the extra period the Great Danes put three points on the board with a 2-yard field goal by Ethan Stark. Villanova’s chance ended when Bednarczyk was sacked. Eli Mercer of Albany got the sack, forced a fumble, recovered it and ran for an 80-yard touchdown to end the game.
Next Game – September 30 at Towson 6 PM Kickoff
PENN – Overall 2 –0, Ivy League 0 – 0
Result – Won 65 – 47 at Lehigh
Summary – The good news for Philly College Football came from the University of Pennsylvania Quakers who put 65 points on the board, their highest point total since scoring 66 against Lafayette in 1946.
Running back Karekin Brooks was named the Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week running for 268 yards and scored 3 touchdowns. He was 4 yard short of the all-time Penn individual game rushing record set by Terrance Stokes against Princeton in 1993. The longest run of the day by the sophomore was 61-yards.
Quarterback Will Fischer-Colbrie completed 14 of 21 passes for 289 yards and had 4 scoring tosses. Wide Receiver Justin Watson caught 6 pass for 101 yards and one touchdown.
The Red and Blue had 615 yards of total offense, 312 passing and 303 rushing.
Penn opens Ancient Eight play hosting Dartmouth.
Next Game – September 29 vs. Dartmouth at Franklin Field 7 PM Kickoff