The Owls looked good to start this game, but a second half collapse would allow the Huskies to escape Lincoln Financial Field with a win, their first of the season
Temple jumped out to a 7 to 0 lead in the first quarter, as P.J. Walker rushed for a 6-yard score. The Owls would find the end zone twice in the second quarter, first on an 8-yard pass from Walker to Robbie Anderson and then on a Zaire Williams 18-yard run.
With a 21-0 lead heading to the locker room, the Owls seemed bound to collect just their second win on the season. A second half charge by Connecticut would keep that from happening however, as four straight touchdowns completed a comeback for a 28-21 win.
Temple continues to struggle in a season that has been forgettable to say the least. The Owls will finish up their season on November 30, as they visit Memphis.
Villanova 35 Delaware 34
Villanova completed a thrilling late comeback led by sophomore quarterback John Robertson, as they defeated rival Delaware by a score 35-34.
The two teams met at PPL Park and through the first half the game was pretty close, with the Blue Hens holding a 14-9 lead at the half.
A dominant third quarter, which saw Delaware score 20 points, would seem to all but lock up the game for the Blue Hens, but John Robertson and the Wildcats had a different idea. Trailing 34-12 heading into the fourth quarter, the Wildcats erupted, scoring 23 unanswered points to steal the game out of Delaware's grasp.
John Robertson first connected on an 11-yard touchdown pass to Joe Price with just over eight minutes remaining. Robertson found Price again for a 21-yard score with 3:17 remaining to pull within eight points of the Blue Hens. Just a minute and a half later, Robertson would again complete a touchdown pass, this time a 25-yarder to Gary Underwood. After a failed two-point conversion attempt, the Wildcats trailed 34-32 with under two minutes to play. Villanova recovered the onside kick and marched down the field to hit a 24-yard field goal with one second remaining to escape with a one point victory.
The win allowed the Wildcats to finish the season above .500, with a 6-5 record overall and 5-3 in CAA play.
Penn 41 Cornell 42
Penn led early and rallied late, but fell just short as they finished up their season with a 42-41 loss to Cornell.
Leading 21-14 at the half, the Quakers would see their lead diminish in the third quarter. After Cornell's fifth straight touchdown, stretching back to the second quarter, the Big Red held a 42-21 lead.
Alex Torgesen would throw for a 45-yard and 25-yard touchdown with time winding down to pull the Quakers within seven. With just over a minute remaining, Sam Chwarzynski intercepted a Cornell pass, taking it 39 yards for the touchdown. Penn would have the extra point blocked however, as their comeback fell just short in the 42-41 loss.
The Quakers finished up their season with a 4-6 record, including four straight losses to close the season.
By: Kyle Babcock
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