PHILLY COLLEGE SPORTS FOOTBALL REVIEW
Victory Eludes Locals
September 7, 2013 Games
PENN – Overall 0 –0, Ivy League 0 – 0
Next Game – September 21 vs. Lafayette at Franklin Field
TEMPLE – Overall 0 – 2, 0 – 1 American Athletic Conference
Result – Lost 22 – 13 vs. Houston
Summary – The University of Houston Cougars moved the ball between the 20 yard lines getting over 500 yards of offense. The Temple defense made the big plays close to the goal line to keep the Owls in contention. Houston was in the red zone 8 times, but were turned away twice and settled for four field goals before getting the game clinching touchdown with just over a minute to play. Temple had opportunities but a missed field goal, missed extra point, and a fumble hurt their chances of winning. Running Back Kenny Harper scored two touchdowns giving him four for the season. He has scored all four Temple touchdowns this season. To read the full story view Temple Falls To Houston 22 – 13 In American Athletic Conference Inaugural League Game.
Next Game – September 14 vs. Fordham at The Linc
#9 VILLANOVA – Overall 0 – 2, 0 – 0 CAA
Result – Lost 27 – 24 at Fordham
Summary – The Villanova Wildcats held a 24 – 20 lead going into the fourth quarter. Michael Nebrich scored the go-ahead touchdown for the Fordham Rams with 10:44 to play. Villanova could not make a comeback as three costly fumbles lost after that point in the game doomed the Wildcats. Villanova fumbled the ball five times, all recovered by Fordham. Quarterback John Robertson scored the touchdowns for the Wildcats, both on the ground as he gained 28 yards rushing while completing 12 of 21 passes for 164 yards. Running back Kevin Monangai led Villanova on the ground with 81 yards. Nebrich led Fordham with 102 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns. The Rams out-rushed the Wildcatrs 173 yards to 168. Don Cherry recorded a game-high 12 tackles for Villanova.
Next Game – September 21 vs. Stony Brook at Villanova Stadium