PHILLY COLLEGE SPORTS FOOTBALL REVIEW
Local Teams Play Quality Opponents On The Road But Fall Short
August 31, 2013 Games
PENN – Overall 0 –0, Ivy League 0 – 0
Next Game – September 21 vs. Lafayette at Franklin Field
VILLANOVA – Overall 0 – 1, 0 – 0 CAA
Result – Lost 24 – 14 at Boston College
Summary – The Villanova Wildcats got off to a fast start taking a 14 – 0 lead in the first quarter getting a touchdown run and pass from Wide Receiver Jamal Abdur-Rahman. Within the first two minutes Abdur-Rahman ran 47 yards on a fake punt for the first score. After the Boston College Eagles tied it at 7 at the 7:08 mark, Abdur-Rahman hauled in a 27 yard pass from Quarterback John Robertson to regain the lead. It was a 6-play 75 yard drive for the Wildcats. Villanova held a 14 – 7 lead at halftime, but from then on it was all Boston College who scored two third quarter touchdowns and a fourth quarter field goal to earn a 24 – 14 win at Chestnut Hill. Robertson led Villanova in rushing with 94 yards, and added 158 passing yards completing 16 of 25 attempts. He had 2 interceptions. Abdur-Rahman had 57 rushing yards and 41 receiving while Running Back Kevin Monangai was held to 23 yards. Wide Receiver Poppy Livers had a team high 90 yards on 8 receptions. Running Back Andre Williams rushed for 114 yards and a touchdown for the Eagles. Wide Receiver Alex Amidon hauled in 13 passes for 146 yards and a score from Quarterback Chase Rettig who threw for 285 yards for the game. Boston College outgained Villanova by a 413 – 355 yard margin. Linebacker Joey Harmon registered a career-high 15 tackles, 11 solo, and forced a fumble. For his effort Harmon was named the CAA Defensive Player of the Week.
Next Game – September 7 at Fordham
TEMPLE – Overall 0 – 1, 0 – 0 American Athletic Conference
Result – Lost 28 – 6 at #14/11 Notre Dame
Summary – The Temple Owls opened the Matt Rhule era on national television at Notre Dame Stadium. The Fighting Irish got three touchdowns on big plays to down Temple 28 – 6 in front of over 80,000 fans. In the first quarter Notre Dame connected on two 32 yard touchdown passes from Quarterback Tommy Rees to Wide Receiver DaVaria Daniels. The Owls answered late in the second quarter getting a 1 yard touchdown run from Running Back Kenny Harper to cut the gap to 14 – 6 with 1:01 in the half. Notre Dame scored just 18 seconds later on a 66 yard touchdown pass from Rees to Tight End Troy Niklas. Temple had chances getting into the red zone three times. The Owls got a touchdown but missed two field goal attempts and had an extra point blocked. Freshman Quarterback Connor Reilly completed 23 of 46 passes for 228 yards. He was not intercepted. Reilly rushed for a team-high 65 yards. Four receptions for 65 yards were made by Wide Receiver Ryan Alderman. Rees threw for 346 yards in the game for three scores. Six of his passes went to Wide Reciever T.J. Jones for 138 yards. The Irish outgained the Owls by a 543 – 362 margin, 355 – 228 in the air. Linebacker Tyler Matakevich led Temple with 11 tackles, 7 solo.
Next Game – September 7 vs. Houston at The Linc