PHILLY COLLEGE SPORTS FOOTBALL WEEK IN REVIEW
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