2010 CAA Football -- Did You Know...
-- CAA Football teams make up half of The Sports Network/Fathead.com Top 10 and have six of the Top 10 in the FCS Coaches Top 25.

-- The league has seven ranked squads in each of the national polls.  No league other than CAA Football has had more than six teams ranked in either poll on a single week dating back to 2007.

-- CAA Football boasts two teams which have been part of The Sports Network/Fathead.com Top 10 for more than 25-straight weeks.  Richmond has been at No. 10-or-better 38-straight weeks, while Villanova has been among the Top 10 in 27-straight polls.

-- The Massachusetts defense held its own against Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson at The Big House Sept. 18.  The Minutemen held “Shoelace” to season lows in rushing yards, pass completions and total offense.  UMass also handed the Heisman frontrunner his first interception of the season.

-- Rhode Island’s 28-25 upset-win over then-No. 8 New Hampshire, Sept. 18, gave the Rams a 1-0 league mark for the first time since 2005.

-- Towson’s five-overtime win, 47-45, over Coastal Carolina Sept. 11 was one OT shy of equalling the longest FCS game in NCAA history in terms of overtime periods.  It was Towson’s first overtime game since 2002.

-- Delaware’s Andrew Pierce is the first CAA Football player (since 2007) to earn weekly league honors in three-straight weeks.

-- Richmond’s Justin Rogers is the league’s all-time career leader in kickoff returns extending his mark to 93 in four seasons.  The senior needs just 247 kickoff return yards to become the league’s all-time career leader in kick return yards.

-- Villanova’s Matt Szczur needs just 512 all-purpose yards to move among the league’s career all-purpose yard Top-10 list.

-- William and Mary’s Jonathan Grimes is 946 all-purpose yards away from ranking in CAA Football’s career Top-10 list for the category.

-- James Madison is the third CAA Football squad to earn votes in the Associated Press (AP) poll in the last two seasons.  The Dukes are also just the second FCS school in AP Top 25 history to receive votes in two consecutive polls.

-- CAA Football is a combined 11-2 against non-conference FCS opponents this season.  The league is also 13-9 thus far in all non-conference action.

-- CAA Football has topped three ACC non-conference opponents in the last two seasons including James Madison’s win, 21-16, over nationally-ranked Virginia Tech, Sept. 11.

-- CAA Football is represented by upwards of 40 alums on 2010 NFL rosters as of Sept. 20.

-- A CAA Football program has won four of the last seven National Championships, while the other three have gone to one school -- Appalachian State (Southern Conference).  The league’s four National Championships in that span have gone to four different league squads.

-- CAA Football has been represented in the NCAA Division I National Championship game in six of the last seven seasons.

-- Northeastern (1993-2009) and Hofstra (2001-09), previously part of CAA Football lineage, ended football programs following the 2009 season.

-- CAA Football, now a 10-team one-division league, will welcome Old Dominion to its membership in the 2011 season and Georgia State in the 2012 season.

 

James Madison Earns Associated Press Top 25 Votes...Again
James Madison has garnered votes in the Associated Press (AP) Top 25 each of the last two weeks.

JMU became the third CAA Football squad in the last two seasons and just the sixth FCS squad to earn votes in the AP poll when it appeared on two voters’ ballots, Sept 12.  Ray Ratto of the San Francisco Chronicle had the Dukes at No. 22, while Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News ranked JMU at No. 19.

Madison was again among those receiving votes in the Sept. 19 poll, appearing at No. 18 on Wilner’s ballot, making it only the second FCS squad in AP Top 25 history to receive votes in consecutive weeks.

The AP changed its policy and opened its poll to all Division I football teams following Appalachian State’s upset at nationally-ranked Michigan in September of 2007.  Previously, just FBS (I-A) teams were permitted.

The Mountaineers went on to receive votes in two consecutive AP polls (Sept. 9 and 16) that season.  Northern Iowa appeared once (Nov. 18) and Appalachian State got votes in the final poll after winning the National Championship in 2007.  Richmond and Villanova both earned recognition last season in the AP poll.  The Spiders garnered votes in the Nov. 1 edition, while Villanova logged votes in the final AP poll of the year following its National Championship.  Montana also garnered votes in the Dec. 6 edition of the AP poll in 2009.

James Madison is coming off what can be considered an epic upset comparable to Appalachian State’s in 2007.  The Dukes outlasted nationally-ranked Virginia Tech, 21-16, in Blacksburg, Va., Sept. 11, in front of 66,233 fans at Lane Stadium.

 

Bring On The BCS/FBS
CAA Football is not afraid of hanging with the BCS/FBS big boys.  Over the past five seasons the league has posted 10 wins against BCS/FBS foes, including the league’s most recent and high-profile victory...James Madison over Virginia Tech, 21-16, Sept. 11.

Combining the 2009 season (four wins over BCS/FBS opponnents) with JMU’s win shows five victories over the upper level of Division I football in two seasons.

The league’s BCS neighbors in the Atlantic Coast Conference have managed a 3-3 mark against CAA Football over the last two seasons...CAA Football’s wins over the ACC in that time frame are:  Richmond over Duke (‘09), William and Mary over Virginia (‘09) and James Madison over Virginia Tech (‘10).

The league has an all-time mark of 28-119 (.190) against BCS/FBS opponents dating back to the 1978 I-A/I-AA split by the NCAA.

CAA Football has won 19 games versus BCS/FBS opponents since 2000.  The league has garnered at least one win over BCS/FBS foes in eight of the last nine years, and multiple wins over BCS/FBS teams in six of the last nine years.

For a complete list of CAA Football’s wins over BCS/FBS opponents check out page 16 of the weekly release.

 

Rogers’ Returns Piling Up
Richmond returnman Justin Rogers garnered one league career record opening weekend and is inching closer to another.

The senior, who was the nation’s third-best kick returner as a redshirt-freshman in 2007, averaging better than 30 yards/return, is the CAA Football career kickoff return record holder with 93 returns in his four seasons. Rogers, who was tied with three others for the top spot with 89 career returns coming into the season, logged three returns for 74 yards against Virginia to open the season.

The senior is getting close to taking the league’s top spot on the career kickoff return yards list away from NFL legend Brian Westbrook. The former Villanova Wildcat logged 2,433 kickoff return yards from 1997-2001. Rogers needs just 247 kick return yards to pass Westbrook’s total.

 

Poll Position
Villanova, Richmond and James Madison’s spots in the Sports Network/Fathead.com Top 10 extend current streaks among the nation’s top ranked.  The Spiders have been part of the Sports Network’s Top 10 for 38-straight weeks trailing only Appalachian State’s 66-week string.  Villanova’s 27-straight weeks in the Top 10 is right behind Richmond.  James Madison has been in the Top 10 two-straight weeks, while Delaware and William and Mary will each be looking to create Top 10 streaks of their own.

Team - Consecutive Weeks In SN/F Top 10
No. 2 - Appalachian State - 66
No. 5 - Richmond - 38
No. 1 - Villanova - 27

No. 10 - Elon - 13
No. 6 - Stephen F. Austin - 5
No. 4 - Jacksonville State - 3
No. 3 - James Madison - 2
No. 7 - Delaware - 1
No. 8 - William and Mary - 1

No. 9 - Eastern Washington - 1

 

Mr. Everything
CAA Football’s Preseason Offensive Player of the Year Matt Szczur can be described with one nickname -- “Mr. Everything”.

Last fall the senior helped lead Villanova to its first-ever football National Championship in 2009 after ranking as the only player in major college football to record touchdowns passing, rushing, receiving and returning a kick.  In the spring he batted .436 and earned First Team All-Big East honors in baseball.

Szczur’s success didn’t end there.  In early June he was selected in the fifth round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Chicago Cubs and began his professional baseball career July 7, 2010.  The success he had while in college carried over evidenced by a 21-game hitting streak which started in his first professional game.  By the end of the summer Szczur had moved up three levels in the Cubs’ organization to Class A Peoria after batting .347 with an on-base percentage of .414.

All that success, and guess where Szczur is this fall...leading the defending National Champion Villanova Wildcats on the football field.  Through three games this season, Szczur ranks fourth on the league’s all-purpose yardage list with an average of 146.3 per game.  Szczur needs just 512 more all-purpose yards this season to place himself among the league’s career all-purpose yard Top-10 list.

 

 

CAA Football In The Polls
For a complete rundown of both the Sports Network/Fathead.com Top 25 and the FCS Coaches Poll visit page 12 of the weekly release.  Below are highlights and notes about CAA Football in this week’s rankings.

The Sports Network/Fathead.com Top 25
-- Richmond (38-straight) and Villanova (27-straight) have been part of the poll’s Top 10 for more than 25-straight weeks.
-- CAA Football makes up five of the Top 10, up one from last week’s Top-10 count and two from the Sept. 6 edition.
-- The league has a three-week streak of seven teams ranked in The Sports Network/Fathead.com Top 25.  The last time the league had consecutive weeks of seven among TSN’s poll was Sept. 20-Oct. 11, 2004 (4 weeks).
-- The league has had at least three teams ranked every week since The Sports Network’s poll began and two teams among the poll’s Top 10 in 73-straight weeks.

FCS Coaches Top 25
-- Six CAA Football squads are among the Top 10 this week setting a record for the most teams one conference has ever placed among the poll’s Top 10.  CAA Football held the previous mark of five among the Top 10, most recently Sept. 28, 2009.
-- The league’s three-week string of seven ranked squads is a poll first.  CAA Football is the only league to ever have seven teams ranked in a single week, and that has now happened in three-straight weeks -- one week better than the league’s previous best streak -- Sept. 7-14, 2009.
-- CAA Football has had at least four squads ranked every week in the FCS Coaches poll since it debuted in 2007.

 

CAA Football Has Five on the Walter Payton Award Watch List
The Payton Award race kicked off July 12 as seven finalists from last season were announced as part of a 20-player Watch List for the Football Championship Subdivision’s top individual honor.

The Payton Award is in its 24th season and will be presented to the FCS National Player of the Year on Thursday, Jan. 6 in Frisco, Texas - the night before the national championship game.

Reigning National Champion Villanova boasts three on the Watch List -- seniors Ben Ijalana, Matt Szczur and Chris Whitney.  Szczur finished 21st in the Payton balloting last season, while Ijalana has already been named to the 2010 Outland Trophy Watch list.  Delaware senior Pat Devlin, who was 17th in the 2009 award voting, is also part of the 2010 Watch List while William and Mary’s junior Jonathan Grimes is a newcomer to the preseason list.

CAA Football logged five standouts on the preseason list, equalling the Big Sky’s total of five which is the most from any of the 13 FCS conferences honored.

Walter Payton Award Watch List Honorees
-- Pat Devlin, QB, Delaware
-- Jonathan Grimes, RB, William and Mary
-- Ben Ijalana, OL, Villanova
-- Matt Szczur, WR/RS, Villanova
-- Chris Whitney, QB, Villanova

 

CAA Football Players of the Week
Offensive Player of the Week & Rookie of the Week - Andrew Pierce, RB, Delaware
Pierce earned his third and fourth weekly honors thus far in 2010 after a monster day on the ground in Delaware’s 30-6 win over Duquesne Saturday.  Pierce, this week’s CAA Football Offensive Player and Rookie of the Week, carried the ball 16 times for 200 yards and two touchdowns in the victory.  The freshman became the first Blue Hen ever to rush for 100 yards in his first three career games, while his 200-yard output Saturday marked a Delaware freshman single-game record.  The last Blue Hen to rush for 100+ yards in three-straight games was Blue Hen great Omar Cuff in 2007.  Pierce also becomes the first player in CAA Football history (since 2007) to earn weekly honors in three-straight weeks.

Defensive Player of the Week - Victor Adesanya, DL, Rhode Island
Adesanya, the CAA Football Defensive Player of the Week, forced a key turnover in Rhode Island’s come-from-behind upset win over No. 8 New Hampshire, 28-25, Saturday in Kingston, R.I.  The senior recorded two sacks on the day including a forced fumble returned 39 yards for a Ram touchdown on his second of the day.  Adesanya and the Rhody defense limited New Hampshire to just 59 yards on the ground enroute to Rhode Island’s first win over a Top-10 ranked opponent since 2007.  Adesanya, a Rhode Island captain, ended his day with four tackles and two sacks for a loss of 21 yards.

Special Teams Player of the Week - Casey Cooley, DL, Richmond
Cooley was key in Richmond’s overtime win, 27-21, over No. 7 Elon Saturday at the new Robins Stadium.  The senior blocked Elon’s 37-yard field goal attempt on the Phoenix’s first possession in overtime.  Richmond went on to score a touchdown two plays later after taking its first overtime possession.  The block was the first ever for Cooley and Richmond’s fifth in the last two seasons.  The senior was also active on Richmond’s defense which limited Elon’s offense to 20 points below its season average entering the game.  Cooley made two total tackles, recorded a 0.5 tackle for loss and broke up a pass.

 

Delaware’s Devlin Named To The Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List
Delaware quarterback Pat Devlin was selected to the Watch List for the 2010 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.

The honor is bestowed annually to the top senior quarterback in the nation by the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Foundation and acknowledges performance on the field, character, citizenship, and integrity. The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation, Inc., has awarded more than $525,000 in scholarships to deserving scholar-athletes from local area high schools both in Maryland and Kentucky.

Devlin, a native of Downingtown, Pa., was the only NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision player named to the watch list.

Devlin started all 11 games and completed 220 of 344 passes for 2,664 yards and 16 touchdowns against nine interceptions a year ago, his first with the Blue Hens after transferring from Penn State.

His 242.2 passing yards per game led CAA Football and ranked No. 17 nationally in the FCS.  In a season-ending loss to eventual FCS National Champion Villanova, Devlin enjoyed his finest statistical performance, completing a school record 42 passes for 407 yards, which ranks sixth for a single-game performance in Delaware history. He will serve as a team co-captain this fall.

 

CAA Football Has Four on the Buck Buchanan Award Watch List
The Buchanan Award is in its 16th season and will be presented to the FCS National Defensive Player of the Year on Thursday, Jan. 6 in Frisco, Texas - the night before the national championship game.  CAA Football will be looking for a repeat in 2010, as James Madison defensive end Arthur Moats won the honor last season.  Moats, who is making the switch from defensive end to inside linebacker with the NFL’s Buffalo Bills, became the second Duke and CAA Football student-athlete to log the honor.

2008 National Champion Richmond boasts three on this year’s Watch List -- seniors Eric McBride, Martin Parker and Justin Rogers.  Parker finished 13th in the 2009 Buchanan voting while both McBride and Rogers have already earned several preseason honors.  Senior Terence Thomas, who made eight tackles and a sack in Villanova’s National Champion win last season, is a newcomer to the preseason list of 20 student-athletes.

CAA Football logged four standouts on the preseason list, equalling the Southern Conference total of four which is the most from any of the 13 FCS conferences honored.

Buck Buchanan Award Watch List Honorees
-- Eric McBride, LB, Richmond
-- Martin Parker, DL, Richmond
-- Justin Rogers, DB, Richmond
-- Terence Thomas, LB, Villanova

 

Villanova’s Ijalana Named To The Outland Trophy Watch List
Villanova senior offensive tackle Ben Ijalana was one of 63 players named to the 2010 Outland Trophy Watch List released in June. The Outland Trophy, which has been presented annually since 1946, is given to the nation’s top interior lineman.

Ijalana is the only member of the list of 63 who plays for an FCS program. The 2010 Outland Trophy winner will be announced on The Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show on Dec. 9.

Last season, Ijalana helped Villanova win the Division I National Championship and earned a spot on both the Sports Network and Walter Camp All-America teams. A two-time First Team All-CAA Football selection, Ijalana has started all 39 games of his Villanova career.  The 6-4, 320 pound Ijalana is a native of Hainesport, N.J., and a graduate of Rancocas Valley High School.

 

 

#7/6 DELAWARE AT #5/5 RICHMOND
Saturday, Sept. 25 - 3:30 pm
Robins Stadium (8,700), Richmond, Va.
Television:  TCN/CSN-NE
Series:  Delaware leads 18-8

Delaware (3-0, 0-0 CAA)

    Coach:  K.C. Keeler
    Career:  153-60-1 (17 years)
    School:  65-39 (9 years)
Offense
    Rushing:  Andrew Pierce (3 G, 55-484 yards, 4 TD)
    Passing:  Pat Devlin (2 G, 28-48-0-306 yards, 4 TD)
    Receiving:  Phillip Thaxton (3 G, 7-80 yards, 3 TD)
Defense
    Tackles:  Andrew Harrison (3 G, 13 solo, 13 assisted, 26 total)
    Sacks:  Andrew Harrison (3 G, 0.5-7 yards) & Anthony Walters (3 G, 0.5-7 yards)
    Interceptions:  Tyrone Grant (3 G, 3-66 yards)


Richmond (1-1, 0-0 CAA)
    Coach:  Latrell Scott
    Career:  1-1 (First year)
    School:  1-1 (First year)
Offense
    Rushing:  Kendall Gaskins (2 G, 17-118 yards, 2 TD)
    Passing:  Aaron Corp (2 G, 37-64-1-390 yards, 1 TD)
    Receiving:  Tre Gray (2 G, 14-164 yards, 0 TD)
Defense
    Tackles:  Eric McBride (2 G, 8 solo, 12 assisted, 20 total)
    Sacks:  Kerry Wynn (1 G, 1.0-11 yards)
    Interceptions:  Corey Jackson (2 G, 1-0 yards)

 

 

#8/8 WILLIAM AND MARY AT MAINE
Saturday, Sept. 25 - 6 pm
Alfond Stadium (10,000), Orono, Maine
Television:  WABI/CW
Series:  William and Mary leads 6-3

William and Mary (2-1, 0-1 CAA)

    Coach:  Jimmye Laycock
    Career:  202-142-2 (31 years)
    School:  202-142-2 (31 years)
Offense
    Rushing:  Jonathan Grimes (3 G, 60-259 yards, 4 TD)
    Passing:  Mike Callahan (3 G, 54-83-2-745 yards, 5 TD)
    Receiving:  Alex Gottlieb (3 G, 12-127 yards, 0 TD)
Defense
    Tackles:  Jabrel Mines (3 G, 15 solo, 16 assisted, 31 total)
    Sacks:  Ravi Pradhanang (3 G, 1.0-10 yards)
    Interceptions:  Brian Thompson (3 G, 2-49 yards)   


Maine (1-2, 0-0 CAA)
    Coach:  Jack Cosgrove
    Career:  94-103 (18 years)
    School:  94-103 (18 years)
Offense
    Rushing:  Jared Turcotte (3 G, 60-290 yards, 3 TD)
    Passing:  Warren Smith (3 G, 42-66-1-370 yards, 1 TD)
    Receiving:  Derek Session (3 G, 14-160 yards, 0 TD)
Defense
    Tackles:  Jerron McMillian (3 G, 16 solo, 6 assisted, 22 total)
    Sacks: Troy Russell (3 G, 1.0-10 yards)
    Interceptions:  None

 

 

LEHIGH AT #16/18 NEW HAMPSHIRE
Saturday, Sept. 25 - 12 pm
Cowell Stadium (6,500), Durham, N.H.
Series:  New Hampshire leads 9-2

Lehigh (2-1)

    Coach:  Andy Coen
    Career:  22-25 (5 years)
    School:  22-25 (5 years)
Offense
    Rushing:  Jay Campbell (3 G, 48-179 yards, 3 TD)
    Passing:  Chris Lum (3 G, 44-78-3-512 yards, 1 TD)
    Receiving:  Ryan Spadola (3 G, 15-209 yards, 0 TD)
Defense
    Tackles:  Al Pierce (3 G, 21 solo, 12 assisted, 33 total)
    Sacks: Tanner Rivas (3 G, 3.0-20 yards)
    Interceptions:  Jarard Cribbs (3 G, 3-46 yards)   


New Hampshire (1-2, 0-1 CAA)
    Coach:  Sean McDonnell
    Career:  81-55 (12 years)
    School:  81-55 (12 years)
Offense
    Rushing:  Dontra Peters (3 G, 37-221 yards, 3 TD)
    Passing:  R.J. Toman (3 G, 55-88-2-551 yards, 3 TD)
    Receiving:  Chris Jeannot (3 G, 19-161 yards, 1 TD)
Defense
    Tackles:  Matt Evans (3 G, 19 solo, 13 assisted, 32 total)
    Sacks: Brian McNally (3 G, 1.5-5 yards)
    Interceptions:  Ryan McGuinness (3 G, 2-3 yards)

 

 

TOWSON AT COLUMBIA
Saturday, Sept. 25 - 12:30 pm
Wien Stadium (17,000), New York, N.Y.
Series:  Columbia leads 2-1

Towson (1-2, 0-1 CAA)

    Coach:  Rob Ambrose
    Career:  6-18 (3 years)
    School:  3-11 (2 years)
Offense
    Rushing:  Chris Hart (3 G, 45-223 yards, 0 TD)
    Passing:  Chris Hart (3 G, 33-68-5-339 yards, 6 TD)
    Receiving:  Tom Ryan (3 G, 9-60 yards, 2 TD)
Defense
    Tackles:  Jordan Dangerfield (3 G, 14 solo, 12 assisted, 26 total)
    Sacks: Donte Blakey (3 G, 1.0-12 yards)
    Interceptions:  None


Columbia (0-1)
    Coach:  Norries Wilson
    Career:  12-29 (5 year)
    School:  12-29 (5 year)
Offense
    Rushing:  Leon Ivery (1 G, 19-45 yards, 0 TD)
    Passing:  Sean Brackett (1 G, 13-21-0-170 yards, 1 TD)
    Receiving:  Mark Muston (1 G, 5-45 yards, 0 TD)
Defense
    Tackles:  Alex Gross (1 G, 10 solo, 4 assisted, 14 total)
    Sacks:  Josh Martin (1 G, 1.0-6 yards)
    Interceptions:  None

 

 

#22/21 LIBERTY AT #3/3 JAMES MADISON
Saturday, Sept. 25 - 6 pm
Bridgeforth Stadium (15,694), Harrisonburg, Va.
Series:  James Madison leads 10-5

Liberty (2-1)

    Coach:  Danny Rocco
    Career:  34-14 (5 years)
    School:  34-14 (5 years)
Offense
    Rushing:  Mike Brown (3 G, 39-178 yards, 1 TD)
    Passing:  Mike Brown (3 G, 65-100-4-881 yards, 8 TD)
    Receiving:  Chris Summers (3 G, 27-363 yards, 5 TD)
Defense
    Tackles:  Chris Mayo (3 G, 8 solo, 10 assisted, 18 total)
    Sacks: Chirs Mayo (3 G, 1.0-10 yards) & Terry Adams (3 G, 1.0-10 yards)
    Interceptions:  Danny Broggin (3 G, 1-3 yards)


James Madison (2-0, 0-0 CAA)
    Coach:  Mickey Matthews
    Career:  84-51 (12 years)
    School:  84-51 (12 years)
Offense
    Rushing:  Jamal Sullivan (2 G, 31-114 yards, 1 TD)
    Passing:  Drew Dudzik (2 G, 13-23-1-310 yards, 3 TD)
    Receiving:  Kerby Long (2 G, 3-112 yards, 2 TD)
Defense
    Tackles:  Stephon Robertson (2 G, 3 solo, 12 assisted, 15 total)
    Sacks: Nick Emmons (2 G, 1.0-8 yards)
    Interceptions:  Jonathan Williams (2 G, 2-30 yards)

 

 

#11/9 MASSACHUSETTS AT STONY BROOK
Saturday, Sept. 25 - 6 pm
LaValle Stadium (8,136), Stony Brook, N.Y.
Series:  Massachusetts leads 2-0

Massachusetts (2-1, 1-0 CAA)

    Coach:  Kevin Morris
    Career:  31-39 (8 years)
    School:  7-7 (2 years)
Offense
    Rushing:  Jonathan Hernandez (3 G, 66-317 yards, 4 TD)
    Passing:  Kyle Havens (3 G, 62-91-1-738 yards, 5 TD)
    Receiving:  Anthony Nelson (3 G, 19-240 yards, 1 TD)
Defense
    Tackles:  Tyler Holmes (3 G, 13 solo, 14 assisted, 27 total)
    Sacks: Mike Mele (3 G, 1.0-8 yards)
    Interceptions:  Tyler Holmes (3 G, 2-0 yards)


Stony Brook (1-2)
    Coach:  Chuck Priore
    Career:  62-33 (11 years)
    School:  23-24 (5 years)
Offense
    Rushing:  Brock Jackolski (3 G, 43-325 yards, 4 TD)
    Passing:  Michael Coulter (3 G, 33-56-7-415 yards, 3 TD)
    Receiving:  Matt Brevi (2 G, 12-212 yards, 2 TD)
Defense
    Tackles:  Arin West (3 G, 25 solo, 9 assisted, 34 total)
    Sacks: Julian Glenn (2 G, 1.0-8 yards)
    Interceptions:  Cedrick Moore (3 G, 3-46 yards)

 

 

#24/RV PENN AT #1/2 VILLANOVA
Saturday, Sept. 25 - 7 pm
Villanova Stadium (12,000), Villanova, Pa.
Television:  TCN
Series:  Villanova leads 9-5

Penn (1-0)

    Coach:  Al Bagnoli
    Career:  209-75 (28 years)
    School:  123-56 (19 years)
Offense
    Rushing:  Lyle Marsh (1 G, 14-68 yards, 1 TD)
    Passing:  Ryan Becker (1 G, 9-16-1-126 yards, 0 TD)
    Receiving:  Matt Tuten (1 G, 3-34 yards, 1 TD)
Defense
    Tackles:  Erik Rask (1 G, 5 solo, 3 assisted, 8 total)
    Sacks: Derric Bath (1 G, 2.0-8 yards)
    Interceptions:  Jon Saelinger (1 G, 3-0 yards)


Villanova (2-1, 1-0 CAA)
    Coach:  Andy Talley
    Career:  209-121-2 (31 years)
    School:  181-103-1 (26 years)
Offense
    Rushing:  Aaron Ball (3 G, 37-247 yards, 3 TD)
    Passing:  Chris Whitney (3 G, 34-50-3-377 yards, 6 TD)
    Receiving:  Norman White (3 G, 10-122 yards, 1 TD)
Defense
    Tackles:  Terence Thomas (3 G, 15 solo, 6 assisted, 21 total)
    Sacks:  Marquis Kirkland (3 G, 1.5-13 yards)
    Interceptions: Rakim Cox (3 G, 1-30 yards)