December 17, 2014 |
Villanova quarterback John Robertson made himself and his school stand above the rest Monday night when he won the Walter Payton Award, the Heisman Trophy for Football Championship Subdivision schools. "My heart is about to beat out of my chest," Robertson said after the presentation during the Sports Network FCS Awards banquet at the Sheraton Society Hill Hotel. Villanova became the first school with three Payton Award winners since its inception in 1987. Wildcats receiver Brian Finneran won it in 1997 and running back Brian Westbrook won it in 2001.
October 20, 2014 |
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - John Robertson threw for 267 yards and two touchdowns, including a 13-yard strike to Kevin Gulyas with 52 seconds left, to lead Villanova to a 35-31 win over William and Mary on Saturday. Trailing by 31-28 with 2 minutes, 1 second remaining in the game, Robertson led the Wildcats, ranked fifth in the Football Championship Subdivision, on a seven-play, 69-yard drive with no timeouts and capped it with the touchdown to Gulyas. "This was a hard-fought CAA football game, and I am really proud of our team," 'Nova coach Andy Talley said.
September 28, 2012 |
Villanova's football team will head to the road for the third time on Saturday. But unlike the first two games away from Villanova Stadium, this one will require more than a short bus ride. After playing Temple at Lincoln Financial Field to open the season and facing Penn last week at Franklin Field, Villanova will visit Maine at 3:30 p.m. in a Colonial Athletic Association matchup. The Wildcats (3-1 overall, 1-0 CAA) have won three in a row since the opening, 41-10 loss to Temple.
August 30, 2014 |
A year ago, Villanova opened its football season by giving host Boston College a major scare. The Wildcats led, 14-7, at halftime before losing, 24-14. Now, Villanova opens against another Atlantic Coast Conference Football Bowl Subdivision team, with Friday night's game at the Carrier Dome against Syracuse. Coach Andy Talley is hoping his underdog Wildcats will be competitive, but he is also looking to keep his players off the trainer's table against a much deeper Syracuse team.
September 6, 2014 |
Last year, Villanova's football season began unraveling during the second week, and the Wildcats are hoping history won't repeat. A year ago, after losing to Boston College in the opener, Villanova fell at Fordham, 27-24. That win was an indication of how strong Fordham would be, as the Rams ended up earning a Football Championship Subdivision playoff berth, losing to eventual finalist Towson in the second round. Villanova, considered a potential national title contender in 2013, never really recovered from that loss and finished 6-5. Now, after coming off an emotionally draining, 27-26, double-overtime loss at Syracuse, the Wildcats host Fordham at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Villanova Stadium.
August 30, 2013
Villanova at Boston College Saturday, Noon, Alumni Stadium, Chestnut Hill, Mass. TV: ESPNEWS. Radio: WIP (610-AM) Records: Both teams 0-0. History: BC leads, 29-15-1. This is first meeting since 1980. About Villanova: Has almost everything back from 8-4 team that returned to FCS playoffs, picked to finish first in CAA and are ranked fifth nationally . . . John Robertson passed for over 2,000 yards and ran for 1,000 more as a freshman . . . Kevin Monangai also rushed for another 1,200 . . . Gave up 20 points a game in 2012, and in all their losses allowed the opponent to run the ball effectively . . . Has beaten an FBC team three times under Andy Talley, looking to do so for the first time in 4 years . . . Next week they're at Fordham.
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.)