PHILLY COLLEGE SPORTS FOOTBALL WEEK IN REVIEW
Temple Retains First Place In East, Penn Ivy League Win Streak Continues
Games of October 29th, 2016
TEMPLE – Overall 6 – 3, 4 – 1 American Athletic Conference
Result – Won 34 – 13 vs. Cincinnati at the Linc
Summary – The Owls stayed in a first place tie atop the American Athletic Conference Eastern Division and became bowl eligible with a win over the Cincinnati Bearcats. Temple held a 13 – 10 lead at halftime, then reeled off 17 unanswered points to get the victory. The defense held Cincinnati to 11 second half yards. The offense racked up 275 rushing yards led by Jahad Thomas with 151. The senior running back had bursts of 56 and 35 yards. The Cherry and White got scores from Ryquell Armstead, who had two, Adonis Jennings, and Ventell Bryant who each had a touchdown reception from Phillip Walker. Temple held the ball for 40:23. Kicker Aaron Boumerhi was successful on two field goal attempts making him good on 7 of 7 field goal attempts. He was named the American Special Teams Player of the Week.
Next Game – November 4 at UConn Kickoff at 7 PM
#11 VILLANOVA – Overall 6 – 2, 4 – 1 CAA
Result – Idle
Summary – This was the bye week for Villanova.
Next Game – November 5 at Maine Kickoff at Noon
PENN – Overall 5 –2, Ivy League 4 – 0
Result – Won 21 – 14 vs. Brown at Franklin Field
Summary – The University of Pennsylvania extended its Ivy League win streak to ten games defeating Brown on Homecoming Day. Wide Receiver Justin Watson led the way with 11 catches for 210 yards and a touchdown reception of 67 yards. His 210 yards are the fourth-most in a single game in program history. In the first half Watson caught 8 passes for 158 yards as Penn took a 21 – 0 lead. Brown made a comeback getting to within seven. The rally was snuffed when Sam Philippi, the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week, intercepted a pass in the endzone to cement the win for the Red and Blue. Quarterback Alek Torgersen completed 20 of 31 passes for 284 yards and two touchdowns. He set a season-high in passing yards and tied his season best with 31 attempts. The 67-yard strike to Watson was the longest touchdown pass of the season for Penn.
Next Game – November 5 at Princeton Noon Kickoff