PHILLY COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK IN REVIEW
Temple and Penn Lose Late, Justin Watson Sets Ivy League Record
Games of October 21, 2017
TEMPLE – Overall 3 – 5, 1 – 3 American Athletic Conference
Result – Lost 31 – 28 at Army
Summary – A tough end of the game for the Owls. Leading 28 – 21 the Army scored a touchdown in the last second of regulation to send the game into overtime. Army got a field goal on their first possession. Temple appeared to be in position to send the game into another extra period, but Aaron Boumehri failed to convert a 27-yard field goal giving the win to the Cadets.
Frank Nutile started at quarterback for the Cherry and White in place of an injured Logan Marchi. Nutile completed 20 passes for 290 yards and a touchdown. Running back Ryquell Armstead ran for 151 yards and crossed the goal line twice. His 21-yard touchdown run with 1:38 gave the Owls a 28 – 21 lead, but they could not hold it. Isaiah Wright scored on a 50-yard rush. Adonis Jennings had the touchdown reception hauling in a 37-yard toss.
Shaun Bradely led the defense with 11 tackles. Sean Chandler intercepted his first pass of the season.
Next Game – November 2 vs. Navy at The Linc 8 PM Kickoff
#11 VILLANOVA – Overall 4 – 3, 2 – 2 CAA
Result – Idle
Summary – The Wildcats take the field in a CAA game vs. Elon at Villanova Stadium at 3:30.
Next Game – October 28 vs. Elon at Villanova Stadium 3:30 PM Kickoff
PENN – Overall 2 – 4, Ivy League 0 – 3
Result – Lost 24 – 19 vs. Yale at Franklin Field
Summary – The University of Pennsylvania lost another game on a late possession. Penn trailed 18 – 10 at halftime. The Red and Blue put up two scores the in fourth quarter; a field goal by Jack Saslow, and a 2-yard touchdown run by Tre Solomon to move in front 19 – 18 with 9:03 to play. The Solomon score was the result of a fumble recovery by safety Sam Philippi. Penn recovered three fumbles in the game. Yale took the ensuing kickoff and scored on an 11-play, 80-yard drive capped by a touchdown pass from Kurt Rawlings to Christian Williams-Lopez with 4:11 on the clock. The Quakers were held on the next possession. The Bulldogs ran the clock out with seven running plays.
Yale ran for 217 yards, and outgained Penn 416 yards to 267. Zane Dudek had 103 yards and one score. For the Red and Blue Justin Watson caught 10 passes for 120 yards and a touchdown. Watson set an Ivy League record at 16 games with 100-plus receiving yards. His scoring reception tied him for the top-spot in career touchdown receptions at Penn with Sam Castles.
Next Game – October 28 at Brown 12:30 PM Kickoff