PHILLY COLLEGE SPORTS FOOTBALL WEEK IN REVIEW
Temple Goes 5 and 0, Valiant Comeback By Penn Falls Short
Games of October 10, 2015
TEMPLE – Overall 5 – 0, 2 – 0 American Athletic Conference
Result – Won 49 – 10 vs. Tulane at the Linc
Summary – The Owls are 5 – 0 for the first time since 1974. Temple did so by scoring 42 unanswered points on Tulane on Homecoming Day. The 49 points and 39 point victory were the best for a Temple Homecoming game since the stat was kept (since 1989). The Cherry and White started slow, but turned it up in the second half. The defense has posted a second half shutout which they have done in both home games. In this contest they held the Green Wave offense to 2 of 15 third down conversions. Linebacker Tyler Matakevich recorded 7 tackles giving him 44 for the season and 399 for his career. In scoring defense the Owls rank #1 in conference averaging 14.4 points per game, good for 13th in the nation. On offense freshman running back Ryquell Armstead ran for two touchdowns. Wide receiver Robby Anderson had 4 catches for 73 yards and a score. He now has 7 receptions for 108 yards and 3 touchdowns in the past two games. For more details read Temple Starts Slow, Then Overcomes Tulane.
Next Game –October 17 vs. UCF at The Linc
#14 VILLANOVA – Overall 2 – 3, 1 – 1 CAA
Result – Lost 38 – 16 vs. William & Mary at Villanova Stadium
Summary – The Wildcats had a 10 – 3 lead after one quarter, but the Tribe of William & Mary exploded for 4 touchdowns in the 2nd quarter. Villanova could not overcome the outburst. The Tribe rode three big plays in the quarter that gave them control of the game. Running back Kendell Anderson scored on a 71 yard touchdown run (a one play drive). It was Anderson’s second score of the game, and he posted three overall. Defensive back DeAndre Houston-Carson picked off a pass less than three minutes later and took it 94 yards for a touchdown. With 1:12 to halftime wide receiver Christian Reeves hauled in a 53 yard touchdown pass from Steve Cauley to give William & Mary a 31 – 10 halftime lead. Gary Underwood and Javon White had rushing touchdowns for Villanova. The Tribe had 466 yards of total offense while the Wildcats posted 310. Anderson ran for 149 yards. Reeves had 4 receptions for 126 yards. For Villanova Jarrett McClenton had 83 all-purpose yards; 50 rushing, 22 receiving, and 11 return. Quarterback Zach Bednarczyk completed 13 of 31 passing attempts for 164 yards with 2 interceptions.
Next Game – October 17 at Albany
PENN – Overall 1 –3, Ivy League 0 – 1
Result – Lost 48 – 45 vs. #13/12 Fordham at Franklin Field
Summary – The University of Pennsylvania fell behind 35 – 10 to the Fordham Rams. The Quakers got a 10 yard touchdown run from Brian Schoenauer just before halftime. It was the start of a big day for Schoenauer who ran for 161 yards, and started a Penn rally that tied the score at 45 with 1:46 to play. The comeback would fall short when Fordham kicker Makay Redd was good on a game-winning field goal with 8 seconds to play. The Red and Blue tied the game on a 13 yard touchdown reception by Ryan Kelly from quarterback Andrew Lisa, and a successful 2-point conversion when Lisa found wide receiver Justin Watson. Schoenauer scored 3 touchdowns. Lisa, starting in place of injured starter Alek Torgersen, was 24 of 37 for 263 yards and 3 scores. Watson hauled in 6 passes for 134 yards and a touchdown. The Red and Blue committed 5 turnovers. Fordham was led on offense as running back Chase Edmonds had 33 carries for 230 yards and 4 touchdowns. He added 4 receptions for 49 yards and a score. Edmonds accounted for 5 touchdowns on the day. Quarterback Kevin Anderson completed 39 of 36 for 377 yards and 2 touchdowns. Robbi Cantelli caught 12 of those passes for 164 yards.
Next Game – October 17 at Columbia