A season that began with potential national championship hopes has deteriorated quickly for Villanova's football team.
A three-game losing streak has left the Wildcats 4-5 overall and 3-3 in the Colonial Athletic Association.
The losing streak began with defeats to New Hampshire and Maine by a total of three points, but any realistic chance for a Football Championship Subdivision playoff berth was lost after last week's 31-21 loss at James Madison.
Now the Wildcats have two remaining games, Saturday at Rhode Island (3-7) and Nov. 23 at PPL Park against a Delaware team that remains in playoff contention.
Coach Andy Talley called last week's matchup with JMU an elimination game.