Philly College Football Week In Review – Games Of November 11th & 12th, 2016


Penn In Position For At Least A Share Of The Ivy Crown, Villanova Falls to CAA Champion JMU

Games of November 11th and 12th, 2016

TEMPLE – Overall 7 –  3, 5 – 1  American Athletic Conference

Result – Idle

Summary – The Owls had a week off and will return to action on Saturday in New Orleans.

Next Game – November 19 at Tulane

#9  VILLANOVA – Overall 7 – 3, 5 – 2 CAA

Result – Lost 20 – 7 vs. #6 James Madison at Villanova Stadium

Summary –  The Wildcats offense was stymied by the James Madison Dukes defense.  The Villanova defense held JMU to their lowest offensive output of the year.  As expected it was a close game.  The Wildcats trailed 13 – 7 in the fourth quarter and were pinned close to their goal line.  On a 2nd and 6 from their 12 quarterback Zach Bednarczyk had his pass tipped and it was intercepted by lineman Martez Stone setting up JMU 7 yards away from a score.  Running back Khalid Abdullah capped the drive with a 2-yard touchdown run.  It was his second score of the day.  The only Villanova touchdown came on a 56-yard Bednarczyk scoring run.  Nova was held to 239 yards of offense, 71 through the air, and 12 first downs.  The Wildcats were successful on only 4 of 15 third down conversions and 2 of 5 fourth down tries.  The post-season fate for Villanova rests on the Delaware game.

Next Game – November 19 at Delaware Kickoff at 3:30 PM

PENN – Overall 6 –3, Ivy League 5 – 1

Result – Won 27 – 14 vs. #22/24 Harvard at Franklin Field

Summary –  The University of Pennsylvania earned at least a share of the Ivy League championship, their second straight.  The Red and Blue got it with a touchdown pass from Alek Torgersen to Justin Watson with 15 seconds remaining to take a 21 – 14 lead.  It was a come from behind win for Penn.  Torgersen set a program record for touchdown passes with 51.  His other scoring toss was a 47-yarder to Christian Pearson.  Watson set a career-mark for receptions in a season with 78.  In the game he had 10 catches for 120 yards.  Torgersen finished the game with 263 passing yards.  The Penn defense contributed with 2 touchdowns, 6 sacks and 3 interceptions.  One was a pick-six by Louis Vecchio that gave the Quakers a 7 – 3 lead.  Penn scored at the end off a sack by Sam Philippi that resulted in a fumble.  Tyler Hendrickson picked up the ball and ran it in from 18-yards away.  The Crimson outgained the Quakers 352 – 284 yards.  Harvard committed 7 penalties for 104 yards.  Penn is tied with Harvard and Princeton for first place in the Ancient Eight.

Next Game – November 19 at Cornell 12 PM Kickoff


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