Philly College Football Week in Review – Games of November 17, 2018


Second Half Comeback Propels Temple Past USF, Villanova Wins Another Battle of the Blue

Games of November 17, 2018

TEMPLE – Overall 7 – 4, 6 – 1 American Athletic Conference

Result – Won 27 – 17 vs. USF at the Linc

Summary – The Temple Owls began a stretch of four games last month against teams that were undefeated in the American.  Temple won three of those four games that concluded with a win over the USF Bulls.  The Owls were behind 17 – 0 at halftime.  The defense rose up in the second half forcing 5 turnovers.  Temple took the lead on a 73-yard punt return by the American Offensive Player of the Week Isaiah Wright.  It gave the Owls as 20 – 17 lead.  The Cherry and White finished it when defensive lineman Dan Levine sacked USF quarterback Blake Barnett at the 7 yard line.  Barnett fumbled the ball which was recovered by Owls linebacker Chapelle Russell in the endzone for a touchdown with 1:37 lef to play.  Temple wide receiver Ventell Bryant caught 4 passes to set the program record for most career receptions, now with 168.

Next Game – November 24 at UConn

VILLANOVA – Overall 5 – 6, 2 – 6 CAA

Result – Won 42 – 21 at Delaware

Summary – The Wildcats won their seventh consecutive game over the Blue Hens in the Battle of the Blue.  Running back Aaron Forbes ran for 138-yards and set a career-mark with 3 touchdowns.  Linebacker Drew Wiley recorded 8 tackles, 2 sacks, an interception, forced a fumble and recovered one in the victory.  Quarterback Zach Bednarczyk threw for 269 yards and had a scoring toss to tight end Ryan Bell that gave Villanova a two-score lead in the fourth quarter.  Bednarczyk also ran for a touchdown.  The Wildcats amassed 459 yards of offense, 190 on the ground.  Wide receiver Jarrett McClenton hauled in an 81-yard reception, the fifth-longest catch in program history.  The defense sacked the UD quarterback seven times and forced four turnovers, 2 fumbles and 2 interceptions.  Villanova ended the season winning two of their last three games.

Next Game – 2019 Season Opener

PENN – Overall 6 – 4, Ivy League 3 – 4

Result – Lost 42 – 14 at #9/11 Princeton

Summary – The University of Pennsylvania ended the season with a 6 – 4 record giving Coach Ray Priore a winning record in each if his four seasons.  The win gave Princeton a 10 – 0 record and the outright Ivy League title.  Penn scored twice in the minute and a half before halftime and the same span after intermission to pull to within 21 – 14.  However, the Tigers closed out the game with 3 unanswered touchdowns.  The Tigers had 579 yards of total offense, 296 on the ground.  John Lovett ran for 123 yards and threw for 255 yards while receiver Jesper Horsted caught 8 passes for 165 yards and 3 touchdowns.  Penn was led by Steve Farrell with 8 receptions for 75 yards.  Tyler Herrick and Christian Pearson crossed the line for the Red and Blue.

Next Game – 2019 Season Opener

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