October 31, 2015 |
Villanova coach Andy Talley said before last week's 28-21 loss to Towson that the game was a must-win. Now, with the prospect of losing their fourth game in the last five, Talley makes the situation sound dire but not hopeless. "I think the running-the-table thing, we have the potential to do that because we have a great defense," Talley earlier this week. "Last week they were brilliant. But to have an offensive cast that can't support them is frustrating. " The Wildcats (3-4, 2-2 Colonial Athletic Association)
October 24, 2015 |
Villanova has faced some tough running attacks this season, with varying degrees of success. The Wildcats limited Fordham's dynamic Chase Edmunds to 74 yards on 16 carries in a 14-7 victory in the Bronx. They hemorrhaged 205 yards on the ground to Delaware's multi-back attack but held on to win, 28-21; and they had no answer for William and Mary's Kendell Anderson, the Colonial Athletic Association's rushing leader, who gained 149 of the Tribe's 199 yards in a 38-16 rout of 'Nova.
October 17, 2015 |
When Villanova faces Albany on Saturday, more than a month will have passed since the Wildcats have played a game outside the Philadelphia area. And that, according to coach Andy Talley, is a good thing. "I like the fact that we'll get out of Villanova, get on the road and change the scenery to see if we can get this team over the hump," Talley said of the No. 25 Wildcats (2-3, 1-1 Colonial Athletic Association). Losers of two in a row at home for the first time since 2012, they have disappointed Talley in a number of ways.
September 18, 2015 |
VILLANOVA-DELAWARE. For the longest time now, you really haven't had to say much more. The teams, separated by some 45 miles, have played each other every year since 1988. For the past 13 seasons, it's been the last game on the schedule. More often than not, it's meant something significant to one of them or even both. If, for whatever reasons, it didn't, it was still Villanova-Delaware. Which was more than sufficient, just because. This time they're meeting in Week 3, in their Colonial Athletic Association opener, because of a quirk in the schedule.
July 30, 2015 |
BALTIMORE - The conundrum that exists for Villanova coach Andy Talley this season is attempting to build on the Wildcats' success of 2014 while keeping all-American quarterback John Robertson in one piece. Robertson won the Walter Payton Award last season as the nation's top player in the Football Championship Subdivision after averaging 301.8 yards of total offense and accounting for 46 touchdowns, 35 through the air. But he missed the Cats' second-round playoff game because of a concussion suffered the week before, and his team lost to Sam Houston State to finish the season 11-3.
November 23, 2014
When: Saturday at noon Where: Delaware Stadium, Newark, Del. Records: Villanova (9-2, 6-1 Colonial Athletic Association); Delaware (6-5, 4-3). Radio: CBS Sports Radio 610-AM. Coaches: Villanova, Andy Talley (30th season, 213-127-1; 241-145-2 overall); Delaware, Dave Brock (2d season, 13-10). Series: Villanova leads, 25-21-1. In the last meeting, Villanova won, 35-34, Nov. 23, 2013, at PPL Park. Three Things to Watch Villanova leads the CAA in scoring offense (39.4 ppg.)
October 14, 2014 |
PLAYERS OF THE WEEKEND National - Freshman Nick Chubb, subbing for the suspended Todd Gurley, rushed for 143 yards on 38 carries as Georgia won at Missouri, 34-0, in a game that probably decided the SEC East. Local - Delaware Valley's Aaron Wilmer threw for five touchdowns and ran for another as the Aggies (5-0, 4-0 Middle Atlantic Conference), ranked 24th in Division III, beat No. 23 Lycoming (5-1, 4-1) at home, 52-42. It's the most points allowed by Lyco since 1949.
October 4, 2014 |
Villanova coach Andy Talley is very clear about what Saturday's game at conference foe Maine represents. "It's a trap game," Talley said. "Without question, and that's exactly what I explained that we are up against. You are going to have to travel and play under adverse conditions against a team that is on the rise. There is going to be a lot of adversity. We'll have to show that we are able to handle it again. " On paper it might not appear that way. The Wildcats (3-1, 1-0 Colonial Athletic Association)
August 20, 2014 |
IT'S NO secret that junior quarterback John Robertson is the key to Villanova's success. His coaches and teammates know it, and they'll tell you so. The rest of the Colonial Athletic Association knows it, which is why Robertson was voted the conference's preseason offensive player of the year. And even some Wildcats fans who hold basketball Saturdays as more sacrosanct than football Saturdays probably know it, too. But a great quarterback needs a great offensive line to be at his best.
July 25, 2014 |
BALTIMORE - Pressure? Yo, when you're the quarterback for Villanova, which has always been known for moving the football, hefty expectations are pretty much part of the deal. To the surprise of nobody, fourth-year Wildcat junior John Robertson was named the Colonial Athletic Association's Preseason Offensive Player of the Year at the annual CAA media day at M&T Bank Stadium. But as Villanova found out a year ago, projections mean absolutely zilch once you start playing. The Wildcats, the pick to win the league, started fifth in the national polls last season.