PHILLY COLLEGE SPORTS FOOTBALL WEEK IN REVIEW
Villanova Defense Shines, Temple Wins On Homecoming Day
Games of September 24th, 2016
TEMPLE – Overall 2 – 2, 0 – 0 American Athletic Conference
Result – Won 48 – 20 vs. Charlotte at the Linc
Summary – The Owls scored 28 second quarter points propelling them to the victory on Homecoming Day, the eighth consecutive win in this celebratory game. Running back Jahad Thomas scored two touchdowns and is tied for fourth place on the school’s all-time list. Quarterback Phil Walker completed 15 of 26 passes for 268 yards and 2 scores. Wide Receiver Brodrick Yancy had a career-high tying 4 receptions for 70 yards including a career-long 40-yard touchdown reception.
For more details read: Second Quarter Explosion Gives Temple A Win On Homecoming Day
Next Game – October 1 vs. SMU at the Linc – Noon Kickoff
#19 VILLANOVA – Overall 3 – 1, 1 – 0 CAA
Result – Won 31 – 14 at Lafayette
Summary – A big game for the Villanova defense. Senior defensive end Tanoh Kpassagnon who scored his first career touchdown on a 25-yard fumble recovery. It happened on the first play from scrimmage, and tied a career-high with 2 sacks and in tackles with 7 in being named the CAA Defensive Player of the Week. Sophomore linebacker Jeff Steeb returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown. Senior safety Shayne Jones set a career-mark with 10 tackles. The Wildcats defense has 4 touchdowns in their four games. It was the first time the defense registered two touchdowns since the win against Delaware on November 12, 2012. On offense the Cats rushed for 238 yards. Aaron Forbes posted 111 yards and a touchdown, while Javon White went to 61 yards also crossing the goal line two times.
Next Game – October 1 at Elon – 3:30 PM Kickoff
PENN – Overall 0 –2, Ivy League 0 – 0
Result – Lost 31 – 17 at Fordham
Summary – In the Bronx Penn quarterback Alek Torgersen had three turnovers in the first half. Fordham scored twice off the turnovers building a 24- 7 second quarter lead. It was too steep a hill for Penn to climb. The Quakers did get to within 24 – 17 in the third quarter on a Torgersen 2-yard run, but got no closer. Fordham out-gained Penn 440 – 310 on total offensive yards. Chase Edmonds lead all rushers with 152 yards and 3 touchdowns. Tre Solomon gained 93 rushing yards for the Red and Blue crossing the goal line once, the best effort since gaining 120 yards vs. Yale in 2015. Solomon was also the team leading receiver with 8 catches and 52 yards. It was a career-high in both categories. Torgersen finished with 125 passing yards, his fewest in a game he started and completed. Colton Moskal had a team-best 11 tackles.
Next Game – September 30 at Dartmouth – 7 PM Kickoff