PHILLY COLLEGE SPORTS FOOTBALL REVIEW
Penn and Villanova Win Home Openers
September 21, 2013 Games
PENN – Overall 1 –0, Ivy League 0 – 0
Result – Won 27 – 21 vs. Lafayette at Franklin Field
Summary – Penn won its season opener for the first time since 2010. It looked like Penn would breeze to the win holding a 20-point lead going into the fourth quarter. The Leopards scored on two straight drives to make it a one-possession game. The Quaker defense came up big on the last Lafayette drive with 3:01 to play. The defense forced a 4th and 29. On the last offensive play by the Leopards, and illegal forward lateral gave the ball back to the Quakers, and with it the victory. The Red and Blue outgained Lafayette 339 – 240. The defense forced three turnovers and had six sacks. Quarterback Billy Ragone was 21 – 28 passing for 218 yards and two touchdowns. He became the third passer in program history to exceed 4,000 career passing yards.
Next Game – September 28 at Villanova
TEMPLE – Overall 0 – 3, 0 – 1 American Athletic Conference
Result – Idle
Next Game – September 28 at Idaho
#20 VILLANOVA – Overall 1 – 2, 1 – 0 CAA
Result – Won 35 – 6 vs. #16 Stony Brook at Villanova Stadium
Summary – The Wildcats won their first game of the year in their home opener against Stony Brook. Villanova won it with some trickery, a good running game, and solid defense. The Blue and White scored on two special plays, ran for 266 yards, and limited Stony Brook to a late touchdown. Defensive back Joe Sarnese scored a defensive touchdown for the Cats, and quarterback John Robertson ran for 119 yards. For the complete story view Villanova Runs Over Stony Brook 35 – 6.
Next Game – September 28 vs. Penn at Villanova Stadium