Monmouth’s defense rose to the occasion in the final three minutes on Saturday, stopping Villanova on downs as the Hawks held on to win 20-9 in the teams’ first meeting ever.
Chaz Powell set the tone by returning the game’s opening kickoff 95 yards for a score and Silas Redd led an overwhelming ground game with two rushing touchdowns in Penn State’s 41-7 win over Indiana State on Saturday.
Tailback Silas Redd and linebacker Khairi Fortt — a powerful one-two punch of former top prep prospects from Connecticut — could give Penn State a big boost this fall.
Joe Paterno and Urban Meyer met at midfield for a postgame handshake and hug after Meyer’s Gators came back from a second-half deficit to beat JoePa’s Nittany Lions 37-24 in the Outback Bowl on Saturday.
Al Golden led a turnaround at Temple. He now has a chance to engineer another at Miami. Golden was hired as the Hurricanes’ coach on Sunday.
Receiver Matt Szczur rushed for three touchdowns, passed for one and caught another to lead Villanova to a 42-24 win over Appalachian State on Saturday in the Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinal.
Matt McGloin threw for 315 yards and two scores, James Van Fleet returned a blocked punt for a touchdown, and Penn State found the nation’s capital to be a satisfactory home away from home Saturday as they beat Indiana 41-24.
Brandon Colavita rushed for 103 yards and three touchdowns on Saturday, leading Penn to a 31-7 win over Cornell and its 15th Ivy League championship.