PHILLY COLLEGE SPORTS FOOTBALL WEEK IN REVIEW
Penn Gives Al Bagnoli A Win In His Final Game, Villanova Earns 6th Seed In FCS Playoffs, John Robertson Throws Game Winning Touchdown Pass With 23 Seconds To Play
Games of November 22, 2014
#6 VILLANOVA WILDCATS – Overall 10 – 2, 7 – 1 CAA
Result – Won 35 – 28 at Delaware
#6 Villanova 35 Delaware 28 – With 23 seconds to play and Villanova down by a point John Robertson capped a game-winning drive by completing a 21 yard touchdown pass to Kevin Gulyas to win The Battle of the Blue Trophy. The Wildcats final drive came after a Blue Hens score that made it 28 – 27. Delaware had completed a comeback that wiped out a 20 – 0 Villanova lead. The final drive started at the Villanova 27 yard line with 1:58 to play. The possession saw the Wildcats be successful on two fourth down conversions.
Robertson accounted for 334 yards of offense. He threw for 217 yards completing 14 of 25 attempts and had 3 touchdowns and an interception. Robertson ran for 117 yards on 23 carries, his third consecutive game with over 100 yards rushing.
Running back Kevin Monangai scored 3 touchdowns (2 on the ground and 1 via the air) gaining 71 rush yards. Wide Receiver Poppy Livers caught 6 passes for 102 yards and one score.
Jalen Randolph scored the touchdown to give Delaware the lead with 2:04 on the clock. He scored 3 touchdowns in a span of 15 minutes.
Villanova has won 8 of their last 9 against Delaware.
Next Game – December 6 FCS Playoffs 2nd Round Game vs. James Madison / Liberty Winner at Villanova
PENN QUAKERS – Overall 2 –8, Ivy League 2 – 5
Result – Won 34 – 26 at Cornell
Penn 34 Cornell 24 – The Class of 2014 has a new member as Al Bagnoli joins that class winning his final game as Penn Coach. He has 148 wins at the school which sets the record for most wins in program history. Bagnoli finishes his career with a record of 234 – 99. He has the all-time record of 9 outright Ivy League titles. Ray Priore becomes head coach next season.
Wide receiver Spencer Kulcsar caught 11 passes for 187 yards and 3 touchdowns. Quarterback Alek Torgersen ran for 86 yards and a touchdown while completing 26 of 37 passes for 331 yards and 3 scores to Kulcsar.
The game did not lack for excitement as there were five lead changes in the first half. Cornell started the scoring on their first possession. The teams went back and forth. The Red and Blue took a 21 – 18 halftime lead on a one yard run by Torgersen. Penn took control in the third quarter with a 78 yard touchdown pass from Torgersen to Kulcsar, followed by a one yard plunge by Brad Schoenauer that capped a 94 yard drive in 5:16.
The Penn – Cornell series is the fifth longest running rivalry in the NCAA. The winner of the game is awarded The Trustees Cup which Penn has earned 13 times since its inception in 1995.
Next Game – 2015 Season Opener
TEMPLE OWLS – Overall 5 – 5, 3 – 3 American Athletic Conference
Result – Bye
Next Game – November 29 vs. Cincinnati at The Linc