Villanova at Rhode Island

Posted: November 10, 2013

When: Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

Where: Meade Stadium, Kingston, R.I.

Records: Villanova (4-5, 3-3 Colonial Athletic Association); Rhode Island (3-7, 2-4).

Radio: CBS Sports Radio 610 AM.

Coaches: Villanova, Andy Talley (29th season, 202-125-1; overall, 230-143-2), Rhode Island, Joe Trainer (5th season, 12-42; overall, 25-62).

Series: Villanova leads, 15-3. Last meeting, Villanova won, 31-10 on Sept. 15, 2012.

THINGS TO WATCH

Rhode Island is last in the CAA in scoring offense (15.9 ppg.) and next to last in scoring defense (31.6).

Villanova quarterback John Robertson is second in the CAA in rushing (123.0 yards per game) but he's also just sixth in the CAA in passing efficiency.

THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW

Rhode Island coach Joe Trainer was an assistant for eight years at Villanova under Talley.

Villanova is last in the CAA in opponents third down conversions. Opponents are converting at a 49.7 percent clip.

- Marc Narducci

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