PHILLY COLLEGE SPORTS FOOTBALL WEEK IN REVIEW
Temple and Penn Get Conference-Opening Wins, Villanova Winning Streak At Four Games, Haason Reddick and Zach Bednarczyk Earn Conference Honors
Games of September 30th and October 1, 2016
TEMPLE – Overall 3 – 2, 1 – 0 American Athletic Conference
Result – Won 45 – 20 vs. SMU at the Linc
Summary – It was a balanced effort on all three sides of the ball that gave Temple a conference win in their American opener. Defensively, the Owls returned a fumble for a score. Haason Reddick caused the fumble on a sack that Romond Deloatch returned for a touchdown. Reddick registered 2 sacks and forced another fumble on a punt return. He was named the Conference Defensive Player of the Week. On offense Ryquell Armstead ran for a career-high 159 yards scoring twice. Jahad Thomas registered two touchdowns for the third consecutive week. Nate L. Smith notched seven tackles, a career-mark. Kicker Austin Jones has a streak of 17 consecutive made field goals.
For more details read: Temple Victorious In American Opener
Next Game – October 6 at Memphis Thursday Night Kickoff at 8 PM Eastern
#14 VILLANOVA – Overall 4 – 1, 2 – 0 CAA
Result – Won 42 – 7 at Elon
Summary – It was a big game for quarterback Zach Bednarczyk who earned CAA Co-Offensive Player of the Week honors. Bednarczyk completed 14 of 21 passes for 270 yards and 3 touchdowns which tied a career-high. He added 59 yards on 13 carries. Bednarczyk led the Wildcats to five scores on five first half possessions. Bednarczyk had scoring tosses to Alex Padovani, a 75-yard completion for his initial career score, Kevin Gulyas, who had 71 rushing yards, and Zac Kerxton, his first touchdown. Bednarczyk’s 270 passing yards is his career-best. Aaron Forbes had two rushing touchdowns. Defensive end Tanph Kpassagnon recorded 11 tackles. Villanova set a school-record with 35 first downs.
Next Game – October 8 vs. Rhode Island at Villanova Stadium Kickoff at Noon
PENN – Overall 1 –2, Ivy League 1 – 0
Result – Won 37 – 24 at Dartmouth
Summary – The University of Pennsylvania scored touchdowns on their first four drives to open a 28 – 10 lead at intermission. The Quakers used a balanced attack rushing for 207 yards and posting 188 in the air. Tre Solomon ran for 107 yards and crossed the goal line twice. Justin Watson caught 9 passes for 67 yards. Quarterback Alek Torgersen completed 18 of 24 passes, two were scoring tosses and none were picked off. He also ran for 47 yards and 2 touchdowns. Defensively, Tayler Hendrickson sacked Dartmouth quarterback Jack Heneghan for a safety. Mason Williams intercepted a pass. The Red and Blue have won seven straight Ivy League contests.
Next Game – October 8 vs. Central Connecticut State at Franklin Field 1 PM Kickoff