PHILLY COLLEGE SPORTS FOOTBALL WEEK IN REVIEW
Temple Is Bowl Eligible
Games of November 11, 2018
TEMPLE – Overall 6 – 4, 5 – 1 American Athletic Conference
Result – Won 59 – 49 at Houston
Summary – The Temple Owls are Bowl Eligible for the fifth consecutive year by virtue of a big 59 – 49 victory at Houston. Running back Ryquell Armstead turned in a career performance by rushing the ball 30 times for 210 yards and a personal-best 6 touchdowns in a game. Armstead was named the American Offensive Player of the Week. It was his fifth 100-yard game of the season. The single-game touchdown record belongs to Montel Harris who crossed the line seven times against Army in 2012. Wide Receiver Ventell Bryant is now the all-time leading pass catcher in program history with 2,319 yards surpassing Willie Marshall. Bryant had 7 catches for 61 yards. The Cherry and White were a perfect 8 for 8 in the red zone. For the second consecutive game Temple had more than 200 yards rushing and 200 yards in the air. For the game the Owls ran for 312 yards and passed for 225. Quarterback Anthony Russo did not throw an interception. Isaiah Wright totaled 118 all-purpose yards and surpassed 3,000 yards in the category.
Next Game – November 17 vs. USF at the Linc Noon Kickoff
VILLANOVA – Overall 4 – 6, 1 – 6 CAA
Result – Lost 24 – 17 vs. William & Mary at Villanova Stadium
Summary – The Tribe scored 17 unanswered points, 7 just at halftime, and it was enough to hold off the Wildcats in their final home game of the season. Villanova had 10 fourth quarter points on a Zach Bednarczyk touchdown pass of 5-yards to Aaron Forbes and a 19-yard field goal by Drew Kresge. Forbes ran for 77 yards and had a score on the ground and through the air. Bednarczyk went 21 – 35 for 212 yards, a touchdown and 2 interceptions. He welcomed back tight end Ryan Bell who caught 7 passes for 79 yards. Villanova had more total offensive yards 368 – 232, but William & Mary made better use of their forward progress. The Cats and the Blue Hens, who are tied for 2nd with three other teams in the CAA, meet in Newark in the Battle of the Blue next Saturday.
Next Game – November 17 at Delaware Noon Kickoff
PENN – Overall 6 – 3, Ivy League 3 – 3
Result – Lost 29 – 7 vs. Harvard at Franklin Field
Summary – The University of Pennsylvania went into a meaningful November game with some hope of getting a share of the Ivy League crown. It did not happen as the Harvard Crimson won 29 – 7. Mistakes were costly for the Red and Blue who committed four turnovers that resulted in 20 Crimson points. Penn also hurt themselves by getting turned away from the Harvard one-yard line early while still ion contention. The Quakers had difficulty running the ball getting only 58 yards on 32 carries. The Crimson ran for 215 yards. Penn can continue a four-year streak of having a winning record in the Ivy League by winning next week at Princeton, who presently holds first place in the Ancient Eight by a game over Dartmouth. There is still a meaningful game to play for the Red and Blue.
Next Game – November 17 at Princeton 1 PM Kickoff