PHILLY COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK IN REVIEW
Tough Weekend For Locals
Games of October 14, 2017
TEMPLE – Overall 3 – 4, 1 – 3 American Athletic Conference
Result – Lost 28 – 24 vs. Connecticut at the Linc
Summary – It took until the second half for the Owls offense to get going. The 21 – 7 deficit was too much for Temple to overcome as they drop a 28 – 24 decision on Homecoming Day. The Owls started a comeback in the second half when Isaiah Wright caught a 9-yard touchdown pass from Logan Marchi. The game would turn towards Connecticut when Tyler Cole intercepted a Marchi pass and returned it 34-yards for a pick-six resulting in a 28 – 14 lead. Temple got a touchdown run from Ryquell Armstead and a field goal from Aaron Boumehri for their final points. At the end of the game the Cherry and White had one more chance, but when Marchi’s pass was batted down, the comeback ended.
Temple outgained UConn 473 – 244, but 12 penalties stymied the offense. Marchi went 33 of 54 for 356 yards, one score, one picked off. David Hood caught 8 passes for 91 yards. On defense Delvon Young intercepted a pass for the third straight game. Chappelle Russell had 12 tackles.
Connecticut quarterback Bryant Shirreffs threw three touchdown passes. His 49-yard run late in the game gave the Huskies the space they needed.
Next Game – October 21 at Army Noon Kickoff
#11 VILLANOVA – Overall 4 – 3, 2 – 2 CAA
Result – Lost 30 – 8 at #1 James Madison
Summary – The Wildcats faced a formidable task against the #1 team in the FCS and defending national champion James Madison Dukes. Villanova trailed from the outset and fell. Nova scored at the beginning of the third quarter when freshman quarterback Kyle McCloskey found freshman tight end Todd Summers with a 4-yard scoring toss. The 2-point conversion cut the gap to 16 – 8. Villanova got the ball back on a Jaquan Amos interception, but the JMU defense held. An interception by Brandon Hereford and return for a score was the last points of the game.
McCloskey came in for Jack Schetelich who went 3 of 12 for 15 yards in the first half. Villanova outrushed James Madison 144 – 45 yards as the Nova defense still has yet to give up 100 yards on the ground. McCloskey had a team-high 43 yards on the ground. Linebacker Jeff Steeb had a team-best 9 tackles.
Next Game – October 28 vs. Elon at Villanova Stadium 3:30 PM Kickoff
PENN – Overall 2 – 3, Ivy League 0 – 2
Result – Lost 34 – 31 at Columbia
Summary – For the second time this season the University of Pennsylvania lost a league game on the last play. A 24-yard touchdown pass from Anders Hill to Josh Wainwright in overtime gave the Columbia Lions a 34 – 31 win. Columbia is coached by former Penn coach Al Bagnoli. Penn scored first in overtime on a career-long 41-yard field goal by Jack Saslow. It was the first time Columbia beat Penn since 1996. The Lions outscored the Quakers 21 – 7 in the fourth quarter, but the Red and Blue got the tying score on a 17-yard pass from Will Fischer-Colbrie to Justin Watson capping an 8-play, 80-yard drive taking 2:50.
The Lions outgained the Quakers 349 – 308 yards. Watson caught 7 passes for 78 yards.
Wainwright had a game-high 193 yards on 10 receptions, 2 for scores. Hill completed 21 of 33 attempts for 258 yards and three touchdowns, one was intercepted.
Next Game – October 21 vs. Yale at Franklin Field 1 PM Kickoff