PHILLY COLLEGE SPORTS FOOTBALL WEEK IN REVIEW
A Philly Sweep – All Three Schools Post A Victory
Games of September 20th and 22nd, 2018
TEMPLE – Overall 2 – 2, 1 – 0 American Athletic Conference
Result – Won 31 – 17 vs. Tulsa at the Linc
Summary – The Cherry and White got their first conference win of the season and second straight game overall defeating the Golden Hurricane of Tulsa. The Owls defense scored twice in the win, and it was needed at Tulsa had a 14-minute edge in time of possession, ran 50 more offensive plays, and double the number of first downs. Two touchdowns and 5 turnovers by the defense, 3 by interceptions and 2 fumble recoveries, wiped out those stats. Temple got on the board first at the 6:23 mark of the opening quarter when corner back Ty Mason intercepted a pass and returned in 36-yards to the house. Leading 21 – 10 in the third quarter the Owls thwarted another Golden Hurricane drive when defensive end Quincy Roche, the AAC defensive Player of the Week, sacked Tulsa quarterback Luke Skipper causing a fumble. Defensive tackle Karamo Dioubate scooped up the ball and ran it in from 50-yards out.
On offense quarterback Anthony Russo made his second start and won both. He threw ran for a touchdown, but was picked off twice. Running back Ryquell Armstead ran for 108 yards, his third straight 100-yard game and scored on a 22-yard scamper.
Shaun Bradley recorded 11 tackles and Rock Ya-Sin had 10 with one interception.
The Owls return to action on September 29 when they visit Boston College, meeting former coach Steve Addazio.
Next Game – September 29 at Boston College
#13 VILLANOVA – Overall 2 – 1, 0 – 1 CAA
Result – Won 49 – 7 vs. Bucknell at Villanova Stadium
Summary – It was a record setting day for the Wildcats in their bounce back win over Bucknell. In the first quarter quarterback Zach Bednarczyk teamed up with wide receiver Josh McGrigg on a 90-yard touchdown pass. It was the longest pass play in program history. McGrigg posted career-highs with 5 receptions, 187 receiving yards, and his first career touchdown. Running back Adeyemi DaSilva scored on a 29-yard run, the longest of his career.
On defense Villanova came out ferocious getting a fumble recovery on the first play from scrimmage. Bucknell crossed the midfield stripe only three times. The Bison posted 128 yards of total offense.
The Wildcats offense amassed 609 yards of offense almost equally split between the run and the pass. Bednarczyk threw for 281 yards and ran for 38. Aaron Forbes got his first touchdown of the year and crossed the goal line twice. D’Andre Pollard scored his initial collegiate touchdown. Matt Gudzak had a touchdown. The running game averaged 5.2 yards per carry.
Next Game – September 29 at Stony Brook 6 PM Kickoff
PENN – Overall 2 –0, Ivy League 0 – 0
Result – Won 30 – 10 vs. Lehigh at Franklin Field
Summary – The University of Pennsylvania improved to 2 – 0 for the second consecutive year defeating Lehigh. Penn has won their last six games. The ground game was a friend to the Quakers as running back Karekin Brooks ran for 163 yards and scored three times. The last was a 75-yard scamper. Quarterback Ryan Glover threw for 206 yards and did not throw an interception. He gained 77 yards on the ground getting over the line once. As a team the Red and Blue gained 500 yards.
The defense held the Mountain Hawks to 80 rushing yards, and allowed just 4 of 16 third down conversions. Linebacker Nick Miller recorded 10 tackles, 6 solo, and a sack. Jacob Martin picked off a Lehigh pass. Penn got to Lehigh quarterback Brad Mayes 7 times. The defense has a total of 17 sacks this season.
Ivy League begins next week for the Red and Blue.
Next Game – September 29 at Dartmouth 1:30 PM Kickoff