PHILLY COLLEGE SPORTS FOOTBALL REVIEW
September 29, 2012 Games
PENN – Overall 1 – 2, 1 – 0 Ivy League
Result – Won 28 – 21 at Dartmouth
Summary – Penn took a 20 – 0 halftime lead by effective on offense and containing Pierre and Park of the Big Green. The Red and Blue scored on their first four possessions. Running Back Jeff Jack got it going for the Quakers with a one yard touchdown run followed by two field goals by Connor Loftus and a one yard score by fullback Greg Schuster. However, in the second half Dartmouth mounted a rally to get to within 20 – 14. Running Back Lyle Marsh answered for Penn with a 51 yard touchdown run with 5:50 to play in the game. Dartmouth scored again, but the Red and Blue ran out the final 3:33 to earn their first win of the season. Billy Ragone led Penn with his running and passing. The senior got 60 yards rushing and was 14 – 18 for 165 passing yards. Marsh had 61 rushing yards. Wide Receiver Conner Scott caught 8 passes for 89 yards. Penn held Dartmouth to 63 total rushing yards. Corner Back Dan Wilk had a team-high 8 tackles, 7 were solo.
Next Game – October 6 vs. William & Mary at Franklin Field
TEMPLE – Overall 1 – 2, 0 – 0 Big East
Result – Bye Week
Next Game – October 6 vs. South Florida at The Linc
VILLANOVA – Overall 4 – 1, 2 – 0 CAA
Result – Won – 35 – 14 at Maine
Summary – The Villanova Wildcats completed an undefeated September winning at Orono, Maine, a place that is hard to earn a victory. The Wildcats did so by using what is becoming their successful script; good running attack, stellar defense, and versatile quarterback play. Running Back Kevin Monangai ran for 192 yards, the eighth highest in school history. As a team Villanova generated 314 on the ground continuing their season long streak of posting over 200 rushing yards per game. Monangai scored two touchdowns. Aaron Wells added 51 yards rushing. Quarterback John Robertson ran for 79 yards and passed 128 yards and two touchdowns. Norman White and Joe Price caught the touchdown passes. Villanova held Maine to 11 yards rushing and just a one second half touchdown. The Defense kept Maine scoreless on 10 straight possessions. Punter Mark Hamilton had 7 punts for 303 yards, and was named CAA Special Teams Player of the Week. The winning streak for the Wildcats is now four games.
Next Game – October 6 vs. Richmond at Villanova Stadium