PHILLY COLLEGE SPORTS FOOTBALL REVIEW
November 24, 2012 Games
PENN – Overall 6 – 4, 6 – 1 Ivy League – Ivy Champs!
Result – Season Complete
Next Game – Season Opener in 2013
TEMPLE – Overall 4 – 7, 2 – 5 Big East
Result – Lost 38 – 20 vs. Syracuse at The Linc
Summary – Temple running back Montel Harris became the ninth player on Temple history to run for over 1,000 yards, and had his 5th 100 yard plus game, but it was not enough as the Owls fall to Syracuse 38 – 20. It was the final Big East game for Syracuse who moves on to the ACC next season. Harris gained 1,054 this season and gained 106 in the game. Quarterback Juice Granger completed 16 of 23 passes for 173 yards and a touchdown. Granger also ran for 65 yards. Wide Receiver C.J. Hammond had a career-high 64 yards on two catches. Tight End John Christopher had a 12 yard touchdown reception. Kicker Brandon McManus added to his school record finishing with 338 points.
Next Game – August 31, 2013 at Notre Dame
#14 VILLANOVA – Overall 8 – 4, 6 – 2 CAA Co-Champion and Automatic Qualifier
Result – Lost 20 – 10 at #10 Stony Brook in 1st Round of FCS Playoffs
Summary – In a game where two of the top rushing teams met Stony Brook was able to run the ball and Villanova sis not. The result was a 20 – 10 win for the host Seawolves who advance in the FCS Playoffs. In the second quarter Stony Brook ran for 263 yards and scored two touchdowns to take a 14 – 0 lead into halftime. In their first possession the Seawolves went on a 21 play 98 yard drive that took nearly 13 minutes of clock time. Villanova tried to come back in the fourth quarter getting a 21 yard touchdown run by quarterback John Robertson, but that was as close as the Wildcats would get. Villanova could only gain 136 yards on the ground, the second time this season they were held to less than 150 yards rushing. Robertson accounted for 220 of the 271 yards of total offense for Villanova rushing for a team-high 85 yards. Robertson was 15-31 in the air for 135 yards, but had two interceptions. Wide receiver Norman White had a game-best 7 catches for 61 yards. Villanova finishes 8 – 4, quite a turnaround from last season’s 2 – 9 record, and had their fifth playoff bid.
Next Game – Opening Game of 2013 season