PHILLY COLLEGE SPORTS FOOTBALL REVIEW
October 6, 2012 Games
TEMPLE – Overall 2 – 2, 1 – 0 Big East
Result – Won 37 – 28 vs. South Florida at the Linc
Summary – It was the Owls first Big East game since rejoining the conference and won it in a Homecoming thriller against the Bulls of South Florida, who were picked to finish second in the conference preseason poll. There were four lead changes in the game. There was a chance for a fifth when the Bulls lined up for a field goal with 1:19 left to play. Defensive End Marcus Green blocked the kick preserving the 30 – 28 Temple lead. Running Back Montel Harris finished the scoring with a 35 yard touchdown run 16 seconds later. Harris had a game-high 133 rushing yards, two touchdowns, and 148 All-Purpose yards touchdowns. He was named the Big East Offensive Player of the Week. Fellow back Matt Brown had 59 yards and his 15 yard scoring run in the third quarter gave the Owls the lead for good. Quarterback Chris Coyer had 54 yards on the ground and passed for 167. Coyer had a touchdown running and passing, a 9 yard pass to Cody Booth.
Next Game – October 13 at UConn
VILLANOVA – Overall 4 – 2, 2 – 1 CAA
Result – Lost 28 – 17 vs. Richmond at Villanova Stadium
Summary – For the Wildcats the winning formula was keep the ball on the ground on offense, no turnovers, then turn the game over to the defense in the second half. It did not turn out that way for Villanova as they were held to 3 second half points losing to the Richmond Spiders. Villanova had over 200 yards rushing, but in this game they got 152. Quarterback John Robertson ran for 117 yards. In the air Robertson was 24 of 38 for 308 yards and a touchdown, but threw 3 interceptions. Robertson became the first player in Villanova history to run for over 100 yards and throw for over 300 yards in the same game. The Red-shirt Freshman quarterback accounted for 425 of Villanova’s 460 total offensive yards. Wide Receiver Joe Price caught 6 passes for 153 yards and a 72 yard score. Leading rusher Kevin Monangai ran for just 33 yards, but did cross the goal line once. The loss ended a four game winning streak for the Wildcats who turned the ball over four times.
Next Game – October 13 at Old Dominion
PENN – Overall 1 – 3, 1 – 0 Ivy League
Result – Lost 34 – 28 vs. William & Mary at Franklin Field
Summary – The Red and Blue fell behind 31 – 14 at the 7:24 mark of the third quarter, but mounted a rally that ended with a last second pass being batted away in the endzone as time expired. The Quakers got to within 34 – 28 with 3:23 remaining as wide receiver Conner Scott hauled in a 15 yard pass from quarterback Billy Ragone. The Red and Blue got the ball back and a 43 yard catch and run by running back Jeff Jack set up the offense at the William & Mary 24 with under a minute to play, but could not advance any further. Jack caught 4 passes for 59 yards and ran for 77 yards and one touchdown. Ragone ran for 39 yards and was 21 – 35 for 267 yards. Ragone ran for a touchdown and threw for two. Scott caught 5 passes for 74 yards. Ragone was named to the Ivy League Honor Roll along with defensive end Brandon Copeland who registered 8 tackles.
Next Game – October 13 vs. Columbia at Franklin Field