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July 9, 2014, 10:23 pm

Penn wins Ivy League title

Penn football clinched its third outright Ivy League title in four years with a 35-28 win over Cornell. The Quakers have won 16 league crowns. Penn has won 13 of them outright, a league record.

The Quakers (6-4 overall, 6-1 league) also won the Trustees’ Cup for the fifth time in six years. The Cup is awarded to the winner of the nation’s fifth-oldest rivalry. This was the 119th meeting between the two schools.

 

Widener to host Salisbury in NCAA second round

Ninth-ranked Widener will return to Leslie C. Quick Jr. Stadium for another home game as it battles No. 11 Salisbury in the second round of the Division III NCAA tournament on Saturday, Nov. 24. The kickoff will be at noon.

Ticket prices are $8 for adults and $4 for seniors and students. No complimentary tickets are available and all need to pay admission to gain entrance. Widener (10-0 overall, 8-0 MAC) is making its 13th trip to the NCAA tournament and its first since 2007, when it last won the Middle Atlantic Conference prior to this season. The Pride are 16-10 in the tournament with two national championships (1977, 1981).

Widener is also on a 13-game winning streak at Leslie C. Quick Stadium, one shy of the stadium record from 2000-02. Today marks the third consecutive week the squad has a home contest. The Pride advanced thanks to last Saturday’s 44-14 victory over Bridgewater State in the first round.

 

Villanova to face Stony Brook in first round of FCS playoffs

Villanova will battle Stony Brook on Saturday, Nov. 24 in the first round of the FCS playoffs. The Wildcats (8-3) will visit Stony Brook (9-2) at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium in Stony Brook, N.Y. The kickoff is slated for 3 p.m.

Andy Talley, Villanova head football coach, is leading the Wildcats into the postseason for the 10th time in his career, including the fourth time in the last five years. This year’s selection marks the second time since 2009 that the Wildcats have gone into the Division I Football Championship as the CAA automatic bid.

 

Temple’s Harris, McManus earn Big East honors

Temple running back Montel Harris and placekicker/punter Brandon McManus who helped the Owls to a record-setting victory at Army, have earned Big East Conference honors. Harris was named the offensive player of the week.

In Temple’s 63-32 win at Army, Harris recorded his fourth 100-yard performance as an Owl. He led the Owls in rushing with a career-high 351 yards and a career-best seven touchdowns, both Big East and school records, on 36 carries. He had 173 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries in the first half alone. It marked the 26th 100-yard rushing game of his career (fourth at Temple, 22 at Boston College) which leads the nation. It also marked the first 300-yard rushing performance of his career.

In nine games, Harris is the Owls’ leading rusher with 948 yards and 12 touchdowns on 165 carries. He is also the team scoring leader with 72 points. Harris also leads the Big East Conference in rushing and scoring. In the NCAA stats, Harris is No. 25 in rushing (105.33), No. 49 in scoring (8.00) and No. 49 in all-purpose running (117.78).

With his fourth PAT in the second quarter, McManus became Temple’s career scoring leader, surpassing former running back Bernard Pierce (2007-09) who finished with 324 career points. He finished the game with a school record nine PAT made and a school record nine PAT attempts on the day and now has 330 career points. He is also Temple’s career leader in field goals made (58), field goal attempts (81), and punting average (45.4).

McManus also kicked off a career-high 10 times for a career-best 648 yards against Army. In 10 games, McManus is 30-of-31 in PAT and 12-of-15 in field goals. He is second in team scoring with 66 points. His kickoffs average 63.6 yards. McManus leads the Big East Conference in punting (45.2). In the NCAA stats, McManus is No. 8 in punting (45.16) and No. 45 in field goals (1.20).

Temple (4-6 overall, 2-4 league) closes out the conference schedule with Syracuse (6-5 overall, 4-2 league) on Friday, Nov. 23 at Lincoln Financial Field. The kickoff is set for 11 a.m.

 

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