PHILLY COLLEGE SPORTS FOOTBALL REVIEW
September 8, 2012 Games
VILLANOVA – Overall 1 – 1, 0 – 0 CAA
Result – Won – 28 – 13 vs. Fordham at Villanova Stadium
Summary – Storms rumbles through the area forcing Villanova to move the start time back to 8 PM. It took the Wildcats some time to get going, but a big second half erased a 13 – 7 deficit and propelled Villanova to its first win of the season 28 – 13.
The Wildcats got 2 rushing touchdowns and a defensive score in the second half. Norman White tallied a first quarter touchdown reception, 25 yards from John Robertson. Villanova took the lead in the third quarter on a 1 yard touchdown run by Kevin Monangai at 14 – 13. The Wildcats increased the margin to 21 – 13 when Clay Horne picked up a fumble by Robertson and ran it 27 yards for a touchdown. Robertson closed out the scoring with an 8 yard touchdown scamper in the fourth.
Villanova rushed for 287 yards, 125 from Austin Medley a career high. Monangai ran for 99 yards. Robertson rushed for 46 yards and completed 8 of 17 passes for 78 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions. For his effort Robertson was named the CAA Rookie of the Week.
Next Game – September 15 vs. Rhode Island at Villanova Stadium
TEMPLE – Overall 1 –1, Big East 0 – 0
Result – Lost 36 – 27 vs. Maryland at Lincoln Financial Field
Summary – The start of the game could not have been worse for Temple as they piled up mistake after mistake in allowing Maryland to take a 26 – 3 halftime lead. The Owls fumbled the ball, committed penalties, had snaps go wild that resulted in a safety, and later had a field goal blocked. Despite it all Temple mounted a second half comeback that pulled Temple to within 29-27 in the fourth quarter. Maryland ended the game with a 75 yard drive that gave the Terps their margin of victory.
In the second half Temple got turnovers converting them into scores, and big plays. Quarterback Chris Coyer threw touchdown passes of 62 yards to C.J. Hammond and 35 yards to Jalen Fitzpatrick. Coyer completed the game completing only 7 of 18 passes for 178 yards. He had 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. Coyer led the Owls in rushing with 53 yards. Matt Brown was contained to 31 yards. He was injured early, but returned to the game.Temple turned the ball over 3 times and had 7 penalties for 72 yards.
For the complete story visit www.phillycollegesports.com – Mistakes Costly for Temple In 36 – 27 Loss to Maryland.
Next Game – September 22 at Penn State