PHILLY COLLEGE SPORTS FOOTBALL WEEK IN REVIEW
Temple Wins Back-to-Back-to-Back Road Games For The First Time In School History
Games of October 3, 2015
TEMPLE – Overall 4 – 0, 1 – 0 American Athletic Conference
Result – Won 37 – 3 at Charlotte
Summary – Prior to the game Coach Matt Rhule said they would not take Charlotte lightly. They did not despite a windy, rainy night in North Carolina. Running Back Jahad Thomas ran for 109 yards and had 2 touchdowns. Quarterback P.J. Walker passed for 116 yards and threw two scoring tosses to wide receiver Robby Anderson. The special teams added a touchdown when Sharif Finch blocked a punt that was recovered by Nate L. Smith picked up the ball and ran it in from 16 yards away to give Temple a 30 – 3 lead late in the third quarter. Later Smith intercepted a pass and returned it 74 yards setting up the final touchdown for the Owls. Temple held a 10 – 3 halftime lead, but scored 20 straight third quarter points to take control of the game. The 49’ers had more total yards out-gaining the Owls 354 – 322. Charlotte running back Kalif Phillips ran for 125 yards. The Cherry and White, now 4 – 0, return to action against conference foe Tulane who are also undefeated in conference play. It will be the Temple Homecoming game.
Next Game –October 10 vs. Tulane at The Linc
#14 VILLANOVA – Overall 2 – 2, 1 – 0 CAA
Result – Idle
Summary – The Wildcats return to action hosting CAA opponent William and Mary.
Next Game – October 10 vs. William & Mary at Villanova Stadium
PENN – Overall 1 –2, Ivy League 0 – 1
Result – Lost 41 – 20 vs. Dartmouth at Franklin Field
Summary – Coming off a historic win at Villanova, Penn could not sustain the momentum falling behind early in the home opener against Dartmouth. The Red and Blue did not have an answer for Big Green quarterback Dalyn Williams who set a school record for completion percentage going 22 for 24 throwing for 328 yards and 4 touchdowns. He ran for 73 yards and 2 touchdowns. In short Williams was involved in all 6 Dartmouth touchdowns for the game. Penn got scores from Alek Torgersen, and Justin Watson, and Cameron Countryman who caught scoring tosses from quarterback Andrew Lisa. For more details read Dartmouth Defeats Penn 41 – 20 In Ivy League Football.
Next Game – October 10 vs. Fordham at Franklin Field