CAA Football Players of the Week -- Nov. 23
Offensive Player of the Week - Cory Christopher, QB, Hofstra
Christopher earns CAA Football Offensive Player of the Week honors after leading Hofstra to a 52-38 win over Massachusetts to close out the 2009 season. The senior quarterback completed 38-of-50 passes for a career-high 484 yards and three touchdowns. The Miami, Fla., native also rushed nine times for 33 yards and a touchdown. Christopher, who completed passes to nine different receivers on the day, set a career mark with his 38 total completions. The senior finished his Hofstra career with 3,251 yards passing which is eighth-best in Pride history.
Defensive Player of the Week - Martin Parker, DL, Richmond
Parker, the CAA Football Defensive Player of the Week, led Richmond to a 13-10 win over William and Mary at home Saturday. The junior defensive lineman finished the game with six tackles and a sack for nine yards. The New Haven, Conn., native was part of a defense which limited the Tribe to 65 yards on the ground and surrendered a field goal to William and Mary on its only trip inside the red-zone. Parker and Spider defense also held William and Mary to a season-low 10 points -- the Tribe’s fewest since garnering three points in a loss at Virginia Tech in 2007.
Special Teams Player of the Week - Mat Johnson, PK, Northeastern
Johnson, the CAA Football Special Teams Player of the Week, was responsible for a career-high 15 points in Northeastern’s 33-27 win on the road over Rhode Island Saturday. The senior booted two career-long 42-yard field goals and added makes from 29 and 22 on the day. The Ankeny, Iowa, native, who was also 3-for-3 in PAT’s against the Rams, ended his senior season for the Huskies 6-for-6 in field goal attempts and a perfect 22-for-22 on PAT’s.
Rookie of the Week - Justin Thorpe, QB, James Madison
Thorpe earned his third Rookie of the Week honor this season by leading James Madison to a 43-12 win over Towson Saturday, marking the Dukes’ fourth-straight win to end the season. The Richmond, Va., native was 14-of-21 for 259 yards and three touchdowns against the Tigers. The redshirt freshman also ran 10 times for 32 yards. Thorpe’s 14 completions mark a season-best, while his 259 passing yards were three shy of his season-high total of 262 yards in JMU’s win at Delaware. The rookie completed passes to six different receivers, including three different receivers who recorded touchdown catches.
CAA Football In The FCS Polls
For a complete rundown of both the Sports Network Top-25 and the FCS Coaches Poll visit page 27 of the weekly release. Below are highlights and notes about CAA Football in this week’s rankings.
The Sports Network Top-25
-- CAA Football shows four squads among the Top-25 this week, marking a new season-low total for the conference. The last time the league had as few as four appear in The Sports Network Poll was Sept. 3, 2007.
-- Prior to this week, CAA Football has not had fewer than five programs ranked, and had as many as seven ranked on four occasions earlier in 2009 (Preseason-Sept. 14 & Oct. 12).
-- The league fell from the No. 1 spot Nov. 9 after previously-top-ranked Richmond loss to Villanova, Nov. 7. That loss, and subsequent drop in the polls, snapped a nine-week streak in which Richmond (CAA Football) held the top-spot in 2009.
-- CAA Football teams make up half of the Top-6 in this week’s poll, while the remaining three teams are from three different conferences -- Big Sky (Montana), Missouri Valley (Southern Illinois) and Southern (Appalachian State).
-- The league has had at least three teams ranked every week since the poll’s inception and two teams among the poll’s Top-10 in 68-straight weeks and 94 of the last 98 editions.
FCS Coaches Top-25
-- CAA Football has now had two-straight weeks showing a season-low four ranked teams.
-- The league has had as many as eight ranked this season in the Coaches poll, while the league’s total of four equals the fewest dating back to the Sept. 3, 2007 edition of the FCS Coaches Top-25.
-- Richmond’s loss to Villanova, Nov. 7, caused the Spiders to fall from the No. 1 ranking Nov. 9 and snapped the league’s nine-week hold on the poll’s top-spot this season. CAA Football held No. 1 for 11-straight weeks in 2008 (James Madison).
-- The league holds four of the Top-10 spots in this week’s poll, marking 11-straight editions the league has had at least four in the Top-10.
-- Since the FCS Coaches Poll debuted in 2007 CAA Football has had at least four squads ranked in every edition (41 weeks).
Richmond Earned Associated Press Top-25 Vote -- An FBS Poll
Richmond became the first FCS team in two years to earn votes in the Associated Press Top-25 Poll, Nov. 1. The Spiders were listed on one ballot (Ray Ratto, San Francisco Chronicle) and became just the third-ever FCS team recognized in the Poll.
The Associated Press changed its policy and opened its Poll to all Division I football teams following Appalachian State’s epic upset at Michigan in September of 2007. Previously, just FBS (I-A) teams were permitted.
The Mountaineers went on to receive votes in two consecutive Associated Press Polls (Sept. 9 and 18) that season. Northern Iowa appeared once (Nov. 18) and Appalachian State got votes in the final poll after winning the National Championship. No FCS teams received Associated Press Poll recognition last season.
Richmond, which reclassified to I-AA (FCS) prior to the 1981 season, has been ranked in the Associated Press Poll just once in school history - No. 20 on Oct. 22, 1973 after beating West Virginia, 38-17, to improve to 6-0. The Spiders lost 14-8 at Northeast Louisiana (Louisiana-Monroe) the next week and dropped out.
Bring On The BCS/FBS
CAA Football has logged a record-breaking total of four wins over BCS/FBS opponents in 2009. New Hampshire (Ball State), Richmond (Duke), Villanova (Temple) and William and Mary (Virginia) all have added BCS/FBS victories to the league’s current total of 23 non-conference wins in 2009.
The league has an all-time mark of 27-112 (.194) against BCS/FBS opponents dating back to the 1978 I-A/I-AA split by the NCAA. Prior to 2009, the league had not beaten more than three BCS/FBS squads in a single season.
CAA Football finished the 2009 season 2-1 against the Mid-American Conference and had a .500 (2-2) mark against the Atlantic Coast Conference (BCS). The only wins for FCS squads, as recognized by the NCAA, over BCS/FBS teams this season have come from CAA Football (4-86).
Note: Central Arkansas (Southland, FCS) beat Western Kentucky (Sun Belt, FBS), 28-7, Sept. 19, but is in its final year of NCAA Division I FCS transition and is not recognized as an FCS program in the NCAA statistics.
CAA Football has now won 18 games versus BCS/FBS opponents in the last 10 years. The league has garnered at least one win over BCS/FBS foes in seven of the last eight years, and multiple wins over BCS/FBS teams in six of the last eight years.
For a complete list of CAA Football’s wins over BCS/FBS opponents check out page 26 of the weekly release.
Villanova, Richmond and William and Mary’s spots at No. 2, No. 4 and No. 6, respectively, in the Sports Network’s Top-10 are among the nation’s longest active streaks for Top-10 rankings. New Hampshire had a string of 13-straight weeks in Top-10 snapped Nov. 16 after it fell to No. 11 (loss at then-No. 5 William and Mary). New Hampshire rebounded with a win over Maine, Nov. 21, and has jumped back into the Top-10 to start a new streak. The Spiders have been part of the Sports Network’s Top-10 for 31-straight weeks which trails only Appalachian State’s 61 consecutive weeks. Villanova’s 22-straight weeks in the Top-10 is right behind Richmond, while William and Mary’s mark of 12-straight ranks as the sixth-longest current streak.
Ranking, Team - Consecutive Weeks In The Sports Network Top-10
No. 5 Appalachian State - 61
No. 4 Richmond - 31
No. 2 Villanova - 22
No. 3 Montana - 21
No. 1 Southern Illinois - 16
No. 6 William and Mary - 12
No. 9 Elon - 8
No. 7 South Carolina State - 6
No. 8 McNeese State - 3
No. 10 New Hampshire - 1
Walter Payton, Buck Buchanan & Eddie Robinson Ballots Include 10 CAA Football Names
The Sports Network released the ballots for the 2009 Walter Payton Award (Overall), Buck Buchanan Award (Defensive) and the Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year Award, Nov. 23. CAA Football had a total of 10 individuals listed on those ballots.
Walter Payton Award Ballot
-- Pat Devlin, QB, Delaware
Buck Buchanan Award Ballot
-- Charles Graves, DB, Delaware
-- Tim Kukucka, DL, Villanova
-- Jeromy Miles, DB, Massachusetts
-- Arthur Moats, DL, James Madison
-- Martin Parker, DL, Richmond
-- Adrian Tracy, DL, William and Mary
Eddie Robinson Award Ballot
-- Jimmye Laycock, William and Mary
-- Mike London, Richmond
-- Andy Talley, Villanova
FCS Non-Conference Domination
CAA Football schools are a combined 63-14 against non-conference FCS regular-season competition since 2007. League schools combined to go 21-4 against non-conference FCS regular-season foes in 2007, then compiled a 25-5 non-conference regular-season FCS mark in 2008. In the 2009 regular season CAA Football teams were 17-5 in non-league games against FCS foes.
2009 CAA Football -- Did You Know...
-- Villanova’s Andy Talley has won 203 games in his 30 years as a head coach. The Wildcats’ 36-7 win over Rhode Island (Oct. 24) put him in company with 55 other NCAA Football head coaches which have reached the 200-win plateau in the 130-history of college football. That list of now 56 names includes Texas’ Mack Brown, Ohio State’s Jim Tressel and Virginia Tech’s Frank Beamer.
-- CAA Football boasts two of the nation’s Top-5 tackle-for-loss leaders. James Madison’s Arthur Moats leads the country with a 2.14 TFL/game average, while William and Mary’s Adrian Tracy ranks fifth in the nation with a 1.73 TFL/game average.
-- Three of CAA Football’s NCAA playoff teams boast defenses which rank among the nation’s Top-10 in both rushing and scoring. William and Mary (55.5) is the best in the country against the run, while Richmond (70.2) ranks third in the nation. Villanova (78.5) is at No. 5 nationally against the run. Villanova has limited opponents to 12.9 points/game -- second-best in the nation. William and Mary (13.8) and Richmond (14.9) rank seventh and eighth in the country, respectively, in scoring defense.
-- 2009 marks the third-straight year CAA Football has been the leader in postseason berths among FCS conferences. In 2007 and 2008 the league placed five in the field of 16, and this season’s total of four is one better than the Big Sky’s three in the field of 16.
-- CAA Football had four of the final eight remaining teams in the 2008 Division I Football Championship. The league also has advanced two teams to the National Semifinal round each of the last two seasons (2007 & 2008).
-- Four CAA Football teams have earned wins over BCS/FBS foes in 2009 including New Hampshire (Ball State), Richmond (Duke), Villanova (Temple) and William and Mary (Virginia).
-- CAA Football held five of the Top-7 in each national poll from Sept. 7-28 (4 weeks), marking the only league ever to occupy at least half the nation’s Top-10 FCS teams in one week.
-- Richmond and Villanova were 1-2 in both polls over a span of four weeks this season (Sept. 14-Oct. 5).
CAA Football -- NCAA Championship Notebook
-- All four of CAA Football’s playoff-bound teams have earned wins over FBS foes -- the only teams in the field of 16 with a win over an FBS team. Villanova (Temple), Richmond (Duke), William and Mary (Virginia) and New Hampshire (Ball State).
-- CAA Football teams are a combined 36-30 in first round NCAA Division I Football Championship games.
-- The league’s four playoff teams have a combined record of 19-23 in playoff history while under the CAA Football, Atlantic 10, Yankee Conference banner (New Hampshire, 4-7; Richmond, 8-5; Villanova, 4-7; William and Mary, 3-4).
-- Of the four first round opponents, only McNeese State has faced a CAA Football squad in the playoffs. The Cowboys are 4-2 against league opponents in the NCAA Division I Football Championship.
-- Richmond (3-2), Villanova (4-1) and William and Mary (3-1) all have home contests in the first round. Those three squads are a combined 10-4 in home playoff games. CAA Football squads are 31-13 in home playoff games overall.
-- New Hampshire is the only CAA Football which will hit the road for its first round playoff matchup. The Wildcats are 3-4 in road playoff games all-time.
-- Richmond’s game against Elon in the 2009 NCAA Division I Football Championship first round will mark a rematch of the 2008 season opener for both squads.
-- CAA Football has two Top-4 seeded teams for the first time since 1997. Villanova earned the No. 2 seed and Richmond is the fourth-seeded team this season. In 1997 Villanova earned the top-seed with an 11-0 mark, while Delaware was the No. 4 seed with a record of 10-1.
-- The league placed four teams in the field of 16 for the second time in league history. CAA Football had a record-five teams advance to NCAA Division I Football Championship each of the last two seasons, while four league teams made the playoffs in 2004.
-- CAA Football has had a program advance to the National Championship game in five of the last six seasons and six times since 1998. The league has also won three of the last six National Championships.
-- CAA Football squads are 11-5 in playoff games against the Patriot League, 5-5 against teams from the Big Sky, 12-19 against the SoCon and 3-4 against the current members of the Southland.
DELAWARE (6-5, 4-4 CAA)
-- Delaware closed out its 2009 season with a 30-12 loss to Villanova. The loss to Villanova marks a four-game losing skid for the Blue Hens in the series dubbed The Battle of the Blue. The Blue Hens lost this season’s rivalry game to Villanova despite having more total yards (452-343) and more first downs (25-16).
-- Delaware finished the regular season with a mark of 6-5 and 4-4 in league play. The 6-5 record is the 19th .500-or-better record over the last 23 seasons of Blue Hen football. The .500 mark in league play marks the 17th time in the last 23 seasons.
-- Delaware earned seven All-CAA Football honors following the regular season. Senior wide receiver Mark Duncan earned First Team offensive honors, while senior defensive linemen Brandon Gilbeaux, junior cornerback Anthony Walters and senior safety Charles Graves were on the First Team defense. Senior offensive lineman Corey Nicholson was part of the Second Team offense and junior safety Anthony Bratton was on the Second Team defense. Junior punter Ed Wagner logged a spot as the Third Team All-CAA Football punter.
HOFSTRA (5-6, 3-5 CAA)
-- Quarterback Cory Christopher, the final CAA Football Offensive Player of the Week in 2009, capped his Hofstra career by passing for a career-high 484 yards and three touchdowns in the win over UMass. The senior posted career-highs of 38 completions, 50 attempts and three touchdowns. Christopher’s passing total was the most since Bobby Seck threw for 560 yards against Rhode Island in 2004.
-- The Pride compiled 599 yards of total offense in the season-finale win over UMass. Hofstra also exceeded the 50-point mark for the first time since a 55-0 win over Stony Brook in the 2005 home opener. The 52-point outburst marked the most points by a Dave Cohen-coached Hofstra team during his four-year tenure.
-- Hofstra earned four All-CAA Football honors following the regular season. Senior linebacker Luke Bonus earned First Team defensive honors. Junior fullback Everette Benjamin and junior wide receiver Aaron Weaver were part of the Second Team offense. Sophomore offensive lineman Derek Moore was a Third Team offensive honoree.
JAMES MADISON (6-5, 4-4 CAA)
-- Tight end Mike Caussin had a career-high seven catches for 75 yards in the season-finale win over Towson. The senior raised his career recptions total to 66 and his career receiving yards total to 1,009. Caussin became the eighth player in JMU history with 1,000 receiving yards and ranks No. 18 on Madison’s career receptions list.
-- James Madison earned 11 All-CAA Football honors following the regular season. Senior offensive lineman Dorian Brooks and senior defensive lineman Arthur Moats were First Team picks. Senior cornerback/return specialist Scotty McGee earned Second Team honors as the punt returner, kick returner and at the cornerback position. Senior defensive lineman Sam Daniels also earned Second Team accolades. Senior wide receiver Rockeed McCarter, senior tight end Mike Caussin, junior offensive lineman Theo Sherman, junior defensive lineman Ronnell Brown and sophomore linebacker Pat Williams all earned Third Team spots.
-- In addition to the All-CAA Football honors, the Dukes’ Arthur Moats was the league’s Defensive Player of the Year and redshirt freshman quarterback Justin Thorpe was the league’s Offensive Rookie of the Year.
MAINE (5-6, 4-4 CAA)
-- Quarterback Chris Treister, who completed a school record 40 passes for 468 yards and five touchdowns in the Black Bears’ win over Rhode Island, had his second-consecutive 300 yard passing game against New Hampshire to end the season -- 303 yards and two touchdowns.
-- Wide receiver Mike Brusko made 13 catches for 119 yards and a touchdown in the season-finale loss at New Hampshire. Brusko also served as Maine’s punter, landing three kicks inside the 20-yardline.
-- Maine earned five All-CAA Football honors following the regular season. Senior wide receiver Landis Williams earned First Team offensive honors. Senior offensive lineman Tyler Eastman picked up Second Team offensive recognition. Senior defensive lineman Jordan Stevens, sophomore linebacker Donte Dennis and junior corner back Steven Barker all logged Third Team spots.
MASSACHUSETTS (5-6, 3-5 CAA)
-- Quarterback Scott Woodward drew the first start of his career in his final collegiate game -- at Hofstra. He had played 41 previous games, mostly as a holder. Woodward set new career-highs for completions (19), yards (277), attempts (30) and long pass (48 to Victor Cruz).
-- Running back Tony Nelson scored three rushing touchdowns in the Hofstra game to give him 25 in his career. Nelson is now alone in sixth place all-time in career rushing TDs at UMass. He entered the game tied with Greg Landry, who had 22.
-- Massachusetts earned nine All-CAA Football honors following the regular season. Senior fullback Chris Zardas, senior wide receiver Victor Cruz, senior offensive lineman Vladimir Ducasse and senior safety Jeromy Miles all picked up First Team honors. Senior running back Tony Nelson, senior defensive lineman Kyle Harrington and sophomore linebacker Tyler Holmes were part of the All-CAA Football second team. Senior placekicker Armando Cuko and senior defensive lineman Brandon Collier logged spots on the Third Team.
#10/10 NEW HAMPSHIRE (9-2, 6-2 CAA)
This Week: at #8/8 McNeese State (9-2)
Next Week: To Be Determined
-- Tight end Scott Sicko moved up to ninth on New Hampshire’s all-time receptions list and now has 151 catches in his career. The senior hauled in four catches for 56 yards in the Wildcats’ win over Maine Saturday.
-- Chad Kackert, who rushed for 85 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries in the win over Maine, now has 2,368 career rushing yards placing him seventh on New Hampshire’s all-time career rushing list.
-- Saturday’s win over Maine gave New Hampshire the CAA Football North Division title for the second consecutive season and helped the Wildcats retain the Brice-Cowell Musket for the sixth-straight year.
-- New Hampshire’s berth in the 2009 NCAA Division I Football Championship marks the sixth-straight season the Wildcats have been part of the postseason field. The six-straight appearances equals that of nine other programs, but trails only Montana’s current streak of 17-straight postseason appearances when comparing active streaks.
NORTHEASTERN (3-8, 3-5 CAA)
-- Running back John Griffin logged his fourth 100-yard rushing game over the final five weeks of the 2009 season, tallying 154 yards and two touchdown on 28 carries in Northeastern’s 33-27 season-finale win at Rhode Island. Griffin finished the season with 1,009 yards, just the fifth rusher in Huskies’ history to crack the 1,000 yard mark on the ground. He was also the only running back in CAA Football to finish the regular season with over 1,000 rushing yards.
-- Defensive back Darryl Jones capped his 2009 season with a pair of takeaways in Northeastern’s 33-27 season-finale win at Rhode Island. The junior intercepted a Rhody pass and returned it 33 yards in the first quarter to set up a field goal. He later scooped up a fumble which led to another field goal in the third quarter. Jones ended the 2009 season with a team-best four interceptions and a team-best three fumble recoveries.
-- Northeastern earned two All-CAA Football honors following the regular season. Junior running back John Griffin picked up First Team honors, while senior offensive lineman Kevin Newhall was part of the All-CAA Football second team.
RHODE ISLAND (1-10, 0-8 CAA)
-- Wide receiver Shawn Leonard tied a career-high with three touchdown receptions in the season-finale loss to Northeastern. Leonard led the way offensively for the Rams as he finished the game with five catches for 163 yards. Leonard’s three touchdowns came from 28, 55 and 31 yards out, respectively.
-- Quarterback Chris Paul-Etienne completed 8-of-16 passes for 191 yards in the loss to Northeastern. On the ground, Rhody finished with 147 yards rushing, while running back Ryan Lawrence led the Rams with a career-high 67 yards. Defensively, junior linebacker Matt Hansen led the way as he registered 12 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and one sack. Defensive lineman Steve Weedon and linebacker Rob Damon also finished with 10 tackles apiece in the loss to the Huskies.
-- Rhode Island earned two All-CAA Football honors following the regular season. Sophomore punter Tim Edger was a Second Team selection and junior linebacker Rob Damon earned Third Team honors.
#4/4 RICHMOND (10-1, 7-1 CAA)
This Week: #9/9 Elon (9-2)
Next Week: To Be Determined
-- With its 13-10 win over William and Mary, Richmond improved to 10-1 and reached the 10-win plateau in the regular-season for the first time in school history. The victory also gave Richmond a share of the 2009 CAA Football title - the team’s fifth conference crown since 1998. No CAA Football team has won more over that span.
-- The Spiders’ defense intercepted William and Mary quarterback R.J. Archer twice in Saturday’s win and now has 16 interceptions this season -- 15 coming in the last seven games.
-- Richmond is making its third-consecutive playoff appearance and the eighth in the program’s history. The Spiders were the 2008 National Champions, a 2007 Semifinalist and have advanced past the first round in their last four appearances.
-- Quarterback Eric Ward, the Capital Cup MVP, engineered his eighth career winning/tying drive in the fourth quarter against William and Mary.
TOWSON (2-9, 1-7 CAA)
-- Towson intercepted three passes in the season-finale loss at James Madison. Ray White intercepted two passes and linebacker Darius Hill intercepted another pass. The Tigers had intercepted only three passes in their first 10 games going into the game at James Madison.
-- Quarterback Brian Potts, a redshirt freshman, made his first career start at quarterback for the Tigers against James Madison. Potts completed 20-of-34 passes for 168 yards in the season-finale.
-- Receiver Casey Cegles caught six passes for 49 yards in the final game of his career at Towson. Cegles’ 49 receiving yards in the season-finale at James Madison make him the 21st player in Towson history to finish his career with 1,000 receiving yards. In his Tiger career, Cegles caught 85 passes for 1,040 yards and six touchdowns.
-- The Tigers played without redshirt freshman linebacker Danzel White, their leading tackler, in the season-finale loss at James Madison. White finished the 2009 season with 105 tackles in 10 games.
#2/3 VILLANOVA (10-1, 7-1 CAA)
This Week: #17/19 Holy Cross (9-2)
Next Week: To Be Determined
-- The Wildcats’ 30-12 win over Delaware helped Villanova retain the Battle of the Blue Trophy, extended its win streak over the Blue Hens to four-straight and gave the program its first CAA Football Championship since 2001. The Wildcats also secured the league’s automatic bid into the postseason by virtue of a head-to-head win over Richmond.
-- Villanova used scoring drives of 46 yards and 74 yards in the first quarter against Delaware to extend its streak to eight consecutive scoring drives in the first quarter.
-- Villanova heads into postseason play with a 10-1 record, marking the sixth time in school history the Wildcats have reached the 10-win plateau.
-- Kicker Nick Yako made a career-long 45-yard field goal in the win over Delaware Saturday. Yako also set a personal-best with three field goals in the Delaware game.
#6/6 WILLIAM AND MARY (9-2, 6-2 CAA)
This Week: #15/18 Weber State (7-4)
Next Week: To Be Determined
-- William and Mary outgained Richmond, 274-239, and limited the Spiders to just 18 rushing yards on 27 carries (0.7 yards per rush), but fell 13-10 in the regular-season finale for both squads. With the effort, the College has outgained all 11 of its opponents this season.
-- Receiver Cam Dohse totaled a career-high 130 receiving yards and hauled in a 60-yard touchdown catch against Spiders.
-- Defensive lineman Sean Lissemore equaled a career high with 10 tackles against Richmond, while linebacker Jake Trantin finished with nine stops and a sack. Defensive end Adrian Tracy also came up big against the Spiders with seven tackles, a sack and three quarterback hurries.
-- The Tribe is making its first appearance in the NCAA Division I Football Championship since advancing to the National Semifinals in 2004. That same year William and Mary topped James Madison during the regular season, 27-24, before falling to the eventual National Champions in the National Semifinals, 48-34.
#17/19 HOLY CROSS AT #2/3 VILLANOVA
Saturday, Nov. 28 - 12:00 pm
Villanova Stadium (12,000), Villanova, Pa.
Series: Villanova leads 12-9
Holy Cross (9-2)
Coach: Tom Gilmore
Career: 39-27 (6 years)
School: 39-27 (6 years)
Rushing: Dominic Randolph (11 G, 111-474 yards, 6 TD)
Passing: Dominic Randolph (11 G, 279-434-15-3429 yards, 31 TD)
Receiving: Luke Chmielinski (11 G, 56-722 yards, 4 TD)
Tackles: Marcus Rodriguez (11 G, 70 solo, 27 assisted, 97 total)
Sacks: Mude Ohimor (11 G, 7.0-29 yards)
Interceptions: Michael Wright (11 G, 3-104 yards)
Villanova (10-1, 7-1 CAA)
Coach: Andy Talley
Career: 203-120-2 (30 years)
School: 175-102-1 (25 years)
Rushing: Chris Whitney (11 G, 146-728 yards, 3 TD)
Passing: Chris Whitney (11 G, 123-185-3-1413 yards, 16 TD)
Receiving: Brandyn Harvey (11 G, 47-604 yards, 5 TD)
Tackles: Terence Thomas (11 G, 50 solo, 38 assisted, 88 total)
Sacks: Terence Thomas (11 G, 7.0-53 yards)
Interceptions: James Pitts (11 G, 4-16 yards)
#9/9 ELON AT #4/4 RICHMOND
Saturday, Nov. 28 - 1:00 pm
UR Stadium (21,319), Richmond, Va.
Series: Richmond leads 2-0
Coach: Pete Lembo
Career: 73-30 (9 years)
School: 29-16 (4 years)
Rushing: Jamal Shuman (10 G, 133-677 yards, 3 TD)
Passing: Scott Riddle (11 G, 260-397-7-3036 yards, 22 TD)
Receiving: Terrell Hudgins (11 G, 111-1466 yards, 15 TD)
Tackles: Joshua Jones (11 G, 42 solo, 46 assisted, 88 total)
Sacks: Andre Campbell (11 G, 8.5-62 yards)
Interceptions: Karlos Sullivan (10 G, 4-16 yards)
Richmond (10-1, 7-1 CAA)
Coach: Mike London
Career: 23-4 (2 years)
School: 23-4 (2 years)
Rushing: Justin Forte (11 G, 185-903 yards, 6 TD)
Passing: Eric Ward (11 G, 175-274-7-2054 yards, 15 TD)
Receiving: Tre Gray (11 G, 45-605 yards, 3 TD)
Tackles: Collin McConaghy (11 G, 31 solo, 52 assisted, 83 total)
Sacks: Martin Parker (11 G, 6.5-38 yards)
Interceptions: Michael Ireland (10 G, 3-115 yards)
#15/18 WEBER STATE AT #6/6 WILLIAM AND MARY
Saturday, Nov. 28 - 1:00 pm
Zable Stadium (12,259), Williamsburg, Va.
Series: First Meeting
Weber State (7-4)
Coach: Ron McBride
Career: 120-89 (18 years)
School: 32-26 (5 years)
Rushing: Trevyn Smith (10 G, 221-979 yards, 7 TD)
Passing: Cameron Higgins (11 G, 268-414-16-3154 yards, 30 TD)
Receiving: Tim Toone (11 G, 77-1058 yards, 10 TD)
Tackles: Taylor Sedillo (11 G, 34 solo, 65 assisted, 99 total)
Sacks: Kevin Linehan (11 G, 6.5-47 yards)
Interceptions: Jordan Brown (11 G, 3-65 yards)
William and Mary (9-2, 6-2 CAA)
Coach: Jimmye Laycock
Career: 198-140-2 (30 years)
School: 198-140-2 (30 years)
Rushing: Jonathan Grimes (11 G, 202-963 yards, 6 TD)
Passing: R.J. Archer (11 G, 210-342-7-2160 yards, 15 TD)
Receiving: D.J. McAulay (9 G, 42-478 yards, 3 TD)
Tackles: Evan Francks (11 G, 45 solo, 29 assisted, 74 total)
Sacks: Adrian Tracy (11 G, 11.0-64 yards)
Interceptions: B.W. Webb (11 G, 5-102 yards)
#10/10 NEW HAMPSHIRE AT #8/8 MCNEESE STATE
Saturday, Nov. 28 - 3:00 pm
Cowboy Stadium (17,410), Lake Charles, La.
Series: First Meeting
New Hampshire (9-2, 6-2 CAA)
Coach: Sean McDonnell
Career: 79-52 (11 years)
School: 79-52 (11 years)
Rushing: Chad Kackert (10 G, 143-727 yards, 9 TD)
Passing: R.J. Toman (10 G, 151-277-11-1895 yards, 12 TD)
Receiving: Scott Sicko (11 G, 48-645 yards, 7 TD)
Tackles: Devon Jackson (10 G, 39 solo, 52 assisted, 91 total)
Sacks: Kyle Maroney (11 G, 5.5-45 yards)
Interceptions: Dino Vasso (11 G, 5-89 yards)
McNeese State (9-2)
Coach: Matt Viator
Career: 25-6 (4 years)
School: 25-6 (4 years)
Rushing: Todd Pendland (10 G, 168-992 yards, 17 TD)
Passing: Derrick Fourroux (11 G, 183-285-6-2307 yards, 20 TD)
Receiving: Immanuel Friddle (11 G, 28-406 yards, 1 TD)
Tackles: Malcolm Bronson (11 G, 59 solo, 16 assisted, 75 total)
Sacks: Josh Ellison (11 G, 5.0-35 yards)
Interceptions: Seth Thomas (10 G, 3-39 yards)