PHILLY COLLEGE SPORTS FOOTBALL WEEK IN REVIEW
Penn Back on Winning Track
Games of October 27, 2018
TEMPLE – Overall 4 – 3, 3 – 0 American Athletic Conference
Result – Bye Week
Summary – The Owls return to action on a Thursday Night nationally televised game at nationally-ranked Central Florida.
Next Game – November 1 at #10 UCF
VILLANOVA – Overall 3 – 5, 0 – 5 CAA
Result – Lost 34 – 0 vs. New Hampshire at Villanova Stadium
Summary – The Villanova Wildcats are still looking for their first CAA win. They were shutout for the second consecutive home game. The expectation was that a week off and injured players returning to the lineup would be what the team needed. But on the first play from scrimmage UNH running back Carlos Washington, Jr. ran for a 75-yard touchdown putting VU behind immediately. Washington, Jr set a career-mark and season team-best for the longest run from scrimmage and scoring run. He later added his second touchdown of the year on a 16-yard scamper to give his team a 24 – 0 lead. For the game Washington, Jr. ran for a career-high 179 yards. Quarterback Trevor Knight crossed the goal line twice. Villanova could not generate much offense getting a total of 164 yards. Quarterback Zach Bednarczyk, who left the game due to injury, drove his team to the visitor 2-yard line. The drive ended on a 4th down incompleted pass. Freshman Qadir Ismail ran the offense for the rest of the game.
Next Game – November 3 at Richmond
PENN – Overall 5 – 2, Ivy League 2 – 2
Result – Won 13 – 7 at Brown
Summary – It was a rainy, windy day in Providence, but the University of Pennsylvania overcame the elements behind running back Karekin Brooks. He carried the ball a career-high 34 times for 246 yards, sixth-most in a single game in program history. It was that kind of day, slog it out. Penn ran 75 plays to 49 for Brown. There were 5 fumbles. Only one pass was intercepted, but throwing the ball was at best difficult. Yet both touchdowns were scored through the air. The Red and Blue scored on a 14-yard pass caught by Steve Farrell. Two field goals by UP kicker Jack Soslow turned out to be the point differential. The Quakers improve to 2 – 2 in the Ivy League and move into a tie for third-place. Friday night lights in Ithica, NY is next for Penn.
Next Game – November 2 at Cornell