PHILLY COLLEGE SPORTS FOOTBALL WEEK IN REVIEW
Villanova Winning Streak Reaches Six Games, Penn Gets First Win
Games of October 18, 2014
#5 VILLANOVA WILDCATS – Overall 6 – 1, 4 – 0 CAA
Result – Won 35 – 21 at #15 William & Mary
#5 Villanova 35 #15 William & Mary 31 – Down 31 – 28 late in the fourth quarter and with no timeouts, Villanova mounted a 69 yard drive in 59 seconds capped by a 13-yard touchdown pass from quarterback John Robertson to wide receiver Kevin Gulyas to get the last minute victory. The Wildcats are on a 6 game winning streak.
The game saw three ties and four lead changes, including three lead changes in the last 17 minutes. The Tribe held a 21 – 14 lead at halftime. A 26 yard field goal by John Carpenter gave William & Mary a 24 – 21 lead with 6:51 remaining in the third quarter. Villanova answered when Robertson scored on a 3 yard run to take a 28 – 24 lead. The Tribe got the lead back in the fourth quarter on a scoring pass from Steve Cluely to Andrew Caskin at the 10:23 mark. The Villanova defense held William & Mary scoreless for the remainder of the game.
Robertson completed 20 of 32 passing attempts for 267 yards and a touchdown to go along with 63 yards on 18 carries and two scores. He was named the CAA Offensive Player of the Week.
Villanova gained 267 rushing yards. No player went over the 100 yard mark. Kevin Monangai had two touchdowns, one rushing and a reception, and gained 78 yards in the game.
William & Mary posted 518 yards of offense to 444 for Villanova. The Wildcats defense recovered two fumbles by the Tribe.
Next Game – October 25 vs. Morgan State at Villanova Stadium
TEMPLE OWLS – Overall 4 – 2, 2 – 1 American Athletic Conference
Result – Lost 31 – 10 at Houston
Houston 31 Temple 10 – The Owls fell victim to turnovers as the Cougars intercepted 3 interceptions and recovered a fumble. Houston scored on an interception return. The key turnover occurred at the one yard line when Temple quarterback P.J. Walker fumbled while trying to get over the goal line in what would have been a touchdown to potentially tie the game at 17. Instead the Cougars scored the next two touchdowns and win the AAC battle.
The Owls did have two big plays as running back Jahad Thomas took screen passes for 72 and 74 yards. He had 3 receptions for 150 yards. In all the Cherry and White totaled 261 yards on 5 big plays; runs of 20 and 31 yards, and receptions of 25, 39, 72, and 74 yards.
Wide Receiver Keith Kirkwood caught his first pass as an Owl, a 39-yard touchdown from Walker. Defensive Tackle Matt Ioannidis and Safety Alex Wells recorded 10 tackles each.
Next Game – October 25 at UCF
PENN QUAKERS – Overall 1 –4, Ivy League 1 – 1
Result – Won 31 – 7 vs. Columbia at Franklin Field
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Next Game – October 25 at Yale