Philly College Football Week in Review – Games of October 27, 2018


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

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