PHILLY COLLEGE SPORTS FOOTBALL WEEK IN REVIEW
Villanova Steeping Up, Temple Bounces Back
Games of October 7, 2017
TEMPLE – Overall 3 – 3, 1 – 2 American Athletic Conference
Result – Won 34 – 10 at East Carolina
Summary – The Owls picked up their first conference win and their first road win of the year. The offense got going against the Pirates led by quarterback Logan Marchi who went 19 for 31 for 321 yards and 2 touchdowns. Running back Davis Hood carried the ball 20 times for 106 yards and a score. The 34 points scored was a season-high for Temple boosted by 24 second quarter points. The scores came on scoring tosses to Adonis Jennings and rushing touchdowns by Hood and Rob Rivato. Kicker Aaron Boumerhi started the scoring converting from 29 yards out.
Next Game – October 14 vs. Connecticut at the Linc Noon Kickoff
#12 VILLANOVA – Overall 4 – 2, 2 – 1 CAA
Result – Won 31 – 0 vs. Maine at Villanova Stadium
Summary – The Wildcats posted back to back shutouts in their home games this season. The backups rose to the occasion. Jack Schetelich made his first collegiate start in place of the injured Zach Bednarczyk and ran and passed for touchdowns. The key play came in the second quarter when Maine was ready to score a touchdown to potentially tie the game at 7. Drew Belcher of the Black Bears fumbled prior to crossing the goal line. Freshman defensive back Jaquan Amos picked up the ball and ran it back 99 yards for a score. The Villanova defense created 6 turnovers, 4 interceptions and 2 fumble recoveries. Nova faces a stern test next week visiting defending national champion James Madison.
Next Game – October 14 at James Madison 3:30 PM Kickoff
PENN – Overall 2 – 2, Ivy League 0 – 1
Result – Lost 42 – 21 at Central Connecticut State
Summary – The University of Pennsylvania fell behind 14 – 0 early and never recovered in the loss. The Quakers turned the ball over on 3 interceptions that resulted in a touchdown each time. On offense the Blue Devils ran for 294 yards. For Penn Justin Watson had 7 catches for 99 yards and 2 touchdowns. Karekin Brooks had 86 rushing yards. The Red and Blue gets back to Ivy play next week in New York against former coach Al Bagnoli.
Next Game – October 14 at Columbia 1:30 PM Kickoff