October 17 2022 –
Ben controls Colombia, Villanova and the Temple of Val on the way
Ben 34 Colombia 14
Noteworthy: The University of Pennsylvania started 5-0, their best since 2003 when the team hit a 10-0 record. This team was coached by Al Bagnoli, who is the current coach of Colombia. The defense prompted the Quakers to roll, then a foul behind wide receiver Joshua Caselli sent the match away. Red and blue 2-0 in the old eights. Late in the first quarter, defensive lineman Micah Morris intercepted Joe Green’s pass and ran it back 30 yards to land a 10-0 lead. Turnovers became a factor as Columbia made four turnovers. Defensive back Kendrine Smith intercepted a pass and recovered two passes. The fast food negated a big offensive game by the Lions and the other Quakers were set up in the red zone. Casilli had 10 high passes for a top picker for 157 yards. Added landing receiver. The Quakers scored the first 34 points. Black got the last two scores.
What the numbers say: Colombia’s defense took first place in the race. Penn lunge for 100 yards. The Tree Flowers did not play due to injury. Jonathan Mulatto gained 60 yards in 19 gigs. Quarterback Aidan Sein completed 29 of 45 passes for 299 yards and 3 touchdowns. Julian Stokes caught two shots. Sain completed passes to 10 different Quakers. Columbia threw for 355 yards, led by JJ Jenkins for 162 yards, and Bryson Canty for 122 yards.
#21 Richmond 20 #17 Villanova 10
Noteworthy: Villanova Wildcats have the ability to run the ball, which is their mainstay. They lost two conference games this season when they were defeated. Richmond joined Monmouth in that class 227 – 129 in a major CAA competition between two of Virginia’s top 25 teams. The Wildcats played without Jalen Jackson. DeeWill Barlee started, but the ground game was led by TD Ayo-Durojaiye who earned 106 yards on the ground, his second 100-yard match of his career. The Spiders had 4 runners who had double yard numbers led by Aaron Dykes with 89 on 23 gigs. The Wildcats had a 7-0 lead on Conor Watkins’ 13-yard touchdown track. But the only points they would add came in Matthew Mercurio’s 24-yard goal. Richmond responded when Reese Odinsky threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Connor Daveney to lead 14-10 in the first half. The Spiders tied two field goals in the fourth quarter. Nova had 8 penalty kicks for 59 yards. Conclusion: cats fall into the CAA order.
What the numbers say: Wide receiver Yaron Hayek had 4 receptions for 89 yards. Watkins was for 177 yards and had a touchdown and one pass was captured. In terms of defense, Shane Hartzel has shot 15 times in his football career. Ethan Potter hit double digits in tackles for the second game in a row with 11 stopping points.
UCF 70 Temple 13
Worth noting: The owls are playing under the lights on Thursday night and are looking to compete with the top spot in the US rankings. It was not the result they wanted. Playing at Orlando Temple got the game’s first score and led 10-7 late in the first quarter when Jose Barbón got a 7-yard pass from AJ Warner. Then a UCF offense was unleashed behind quarterback John Rhys Plumley. The Knights gave up a field goal in the second quarter and gained a 14-13 advantage. Next, the Knights scored a landing on their next eight possessions. Plumlee made 4 touchdowns, one by running, and three in the air. In total, the UCF was 737 yards to 293 yards for the Temple. Plumlee threw for 373 from 433 yards. On the ground the Cavalry edge is 304-59. The Owls need a rebound effort against Tulsa on Friday.
What the numbers say: Jose Barbón led the owl attack with a 7 catching for 103 yards. Adonicas Sanders also picked up 7 throws from Warner for 57 yards. Warner went 24 of 43 for 234 yards. Kobe Hudson earned 121 yards and received 2 touchdowns. Ryan O’Keefe scored 7 hits for 11 yards and scored two goals.
Records / schedule
All three teams are at home. Temple under lights on Friday
Villanova 3 – 3 overall, 1 – 2 CAA next: October 22 vs Albany at Villanova
Temple 2-4, 0-2 American Next: October 21 opposite Tulsa at Link
Ben 5 – 0, 2 – 0 Ivy League next: October 22 vs Yale at Franklin Field