PHILLY COLLEGE SPORTS FOOTBALL REVIEW
October 8 Games
PENN – Overall 2 – 2, Ivy League 1 – 0
Result – Won 35 – 20 vs. Fordham at Franklin Field
Summary – Running Back Lyle Marsh ran for 72 yards and a career-high 3 touchdowns in a starting role. Leading rusher Brandon Colavita did not play in this game due to injury, however Marsh left the game in the fourth quarter with a lower leg injury. Quarterback Billy Ragone completed his first 11 passes going 17 – 22 for 209 yards and a rushing touchdown. Tight End Luke Nawrocki had a career-high 5 catches for 61 yards. Linebacker Eric had a career-high 13 tackles. Penn won for the first time at Franklin Field this season.
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Next Game – October 15 at Columbia
TEMPLE – Overall 4 – 2, MAC 2 – 1
Result – Won 42 – 0 at Ball State
Summary – Running Back Bernard Pierce set a school record for rushing touchdowns with 40 as he crossed the goal line 3 times in the game
to pass Paul Palmer as the career leader. Pierce carried the ball 30 times for 121 yards. He has been added to the Maxwell Club Watch List for Player of the Year. Running Back Matt Brown added 114 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries. Linebacker Stephen Johnson was named MAC Defensive Player of the Week registering a career-high 16 tackles, 8 solo. He also had a career-high TFL with 2 for – 12 yards. Johnson also had his first career sack. The defense posted its first shutout of the season. Temple is in first place by a half-game in the MAC Eastern Division.
Next Game – October 15 vs. Buffalo at Lincoln Financial
VILLANOVA – Overall 1 – 5, 0 – 3 CAA
Result – Lost 47 – 17 at # 6 New Hampshire
Summary – Villanova gave up the most points since its 2008 opener at West Virginia (48) and in a 2005 game against Rhode Island. Freshman Quarterback Chris Polony entered the game in the second quarter and went 15 – 19 for 120 yards and a touchdown, but threw 2 interceptions. Kicker Mark Hamilton matched his career-long with a field goal of 45 yards. He has made 13 in a row, and 14 of 15 since he became the kicker. It was his third consecutive game with a field goal of 40 yards or longer.
Next Game – October 15 at James Madison