October 23, 2012 |
Thanks to Saturday's 49-24 win at Georgia State, Villanova is 6-2 and tied for first place with New Hampshire in the Colonial Athletic Association with a 4-1 mark. The Wildcats, vying for a Football Championship Subdivision playoff berth, also are ranked in both the FCS coaches poll and the Sports Network FCS poll for the first time this season. Villanova made its debut in the coaches poll at No. 23 Monday after being in the "receiving votes" category last week. The Wildcats are 19th in the Sports Network FCS poll after being ranked 24th last week.
October 21, 2012 |
ATLANTA - Villanova scored on runs, a pass, a punt return and an interception return just in the first half, as the No. 24 Wildcats poured it on Georgia State en route to a 49-24 win. The backbreakers came just 18 seconds apart. Coming out of a Georgia State field goal that got the Panthers (1-7) on the board at 21-3, Villanova marched 66 yards, and Kevin Monangai capped it off with a 12-yard touchdown run that put the Wildcats (6-2, 4-1 CAA) up 28-3. Then, on the first play of the ensuing possession, Eric Loper intercepted Georgia State quarterback Ben McLane and returned it 32 yards for a touchdown that put it out of reach by halftime.
October 20, 2012
Saturday at 3:30 p.m., the Georgia Dome, Atlanta. Records: Villanova, 5-2 overall, 3-1, Colonial Athletic Association; Georgia State, 1-6, 1-3. Radio: ESPN-950(AM). Coaches: Andy Talley(28th season, 195-118-1; 223-136-2 overall); Georgia State, Bill Curry, third season, 10-19; 93-124-4 overall). Series: This is the first meeting. Three Things to Watch Villanova is averaging 258.6 yards rushing per game, led by Kevin Monangai's 661 yards, 5.6 average, and 8 TDs. Georgia State is allowing 212.7 yards rushing per game so look for the Wildcats to continue to prosper on the ground.
October 7, 2012
November 9 at Kent State 7 15 Illinois State 7 17 at Penn 4 Anaheim (Calif.) Classic 22 St. Mary's 4:30 23 Xavier or Pacific 3:30 or 6 25 Georgia Tech, Cal, Rice or Drake TBA December 1 Rider noon 4 at Tennessee St. TBA 8 at Princeton 2 16 at Fairfield 4 22 Davidson 8 31 St. Joseph's 4 January 2 at Georgia State 7 5 Towson 4 8 Northeastern 7 12 at James Madison 4 19 at William & Mary 2 23 at Hofstra 7 26 Georgia State noon 28 Delaware 7 31 at George Mason 7 February 2 at Northeastern 6 7 Old Dominion 7 10 James Madison 7 14 George Mason 7 18 Hofstra 7 21 at Delaware 7 23 at Towson noon 28 at Old Dominion* 7 March 2 UNC Wilmington 7 9-11 CAA Championship Richmond, Va.
July 27, 2012 |
CAA PRESEASON POLL (First place votes in parentheses) 1. Towson (12) 2. ODU (7) 3. JMU (1) 4. New Hampshire (2) 5. Delaware 6. Maine 7. William & Mary 8. Villanova 9. Richmond 10. Rhode Island 11. Georgia State
April 10, 2012
Georgia State is leaving the Colonial Athletic Association for the Sun Belt Conference, school officials announced Monday. The school will begin playing a conference schedule for the 2013-14 academic year. Villanova and Delaware are in the CAA for football; Drexel and Delaware play CAA basketball. Georgia State has been a CAA member since 2005, although it did not have an active football program until 2010. The team will join CAA football for 2012, in what will turn out to be its only season.
March 4, 2012 |
Drexel will be facing a formidable task when the Dragons meet two-time defending Colonial Athletic Association Tournament champion Old Dominion in Sunday's 2 p.m. semifinal at the Richmond Coliseum in Virginia. Fourth-seeded ODU (20-12) advanced with an 88-74 quarterfinal win over fifth-seeded Delaware, which entered the tournament with a nine-game winning streak. Leading, 47-42, at halftime, ODU began the second half on a 13-4 run to take control. Kent Bazemore had 24 points to lead the Monarchs.
March 2, 2012
VILLANOVA, WHICH has just about everything back from the young team that struggled to a 2-9 record in 2011, once again will open its season against Temple in the fourth annual (and last scheduled) Mayor's Cup meeting at Lincoln Financial Field on Aug. 31. The Wildcats will play their home opener a week later against Fordham, and their first Colonial Athletic Association game on Sept. 15 against Rhode Island. Richmond (Oct. 6), Towson (Oct. 27) and James Madison (Nov. 10)