Dec 182010
Villanova loses in FCS semifinal; Szczur hurt

December 18 Philadelphia Inquirer: CHENEY, Wash. – The defense rests.The defending Football Championship Series champion Villanova Wildcats are headed home following a 41-31 loss to Eastern Washington in a semifinal playoff game last night. Eastern Washington will play the winner of today’s Georgia Southern-Delaware game in the title game on Jan. 7 in Frisco, Texas. [More…]

Dec 052010
Villanova rallies, reaches football quarterfinals

December 5 Philadelphia Inquirer: NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The itinerary said “Texas,” but after nine hours of planes, airport waiting rooms, buses, and hotel lobbies, the Villanova football team had to wonder if it was actually going to Timbuktu. But the Wildcats showed no ill effects of the long trip once they arrived in the East [More…]

Nov 202010
Villanova keeps football playoff hopes alive with OT win against Delaware

November 20 Philadelphia Inquirer: NEWARK, Del. – After Villanova’s recent two-game skid, the popular belief was the Delaware Blue Hens would defeat their archrival Wildcats. That led to the belief that Villanova, the defending Football Championship Subdivision champion, wouldn’t advance to this season’s playoffs. Oh, really? The 15th-ranked Wildcats destroyed a few beliefs here in [More…]

Nov 142010
Loss to New Hampshire puts Villanova on the ropes

November 14 Philadelphia Inquirer: Villanova could go from being last season’s national champion to not even making the playoffs this year. After Saturday’s 31-24 loss to No. 17 New Hampshire at Villanova Stadium, the ninth-ranked Wildcats will be fighting for survival. That’s what is at stake for the defending Football Championship Subdivision champion in next [More…]

Nov 062010
Villanova stumbles to 17-14 loss against Rhode Island

November 6 Philadelphia Inquirer: KINGSTON, R.I. – As far as Villanova coach Andy Talley was concerned, the Wildcats brought a perfect formula with them for yesterday’s Colonial Athletic Conference game at Rhode Island. A perfect formula for disaster. Rhode Island capitalized on three turnovers plus a blocked punt and shocked third-ranked Villanova, 17-14. “We were [More…]

Villanova defeats Richmond, 28-7

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Oct 312010
Villanova defeats Richmond, 28-7

October 30 Philadelphia Inquirer: Richmond never really had a chance. The Spiders headed into Saturday’s much-anticipated Colonial Athletic Association matchup depleted at quarterback. As a result, signal-caller Montel White, a true freshman who was fourth-string in the preseason, had to face a Villanova defense ranked fifth nationally in both scoring and rushing defense. The Wildcats [More…]

Villanova gets by James Madison, 14-7

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Oct 242010
Villanova gets by James Madison, 14-7

October 24 Philadelphia Inquirer: Villanova was leading the Colonial Athletic Association in scoring, averaging more than 32 points going into its homecoming game Saturday against James Madison. But on a day when the sixth-ranked Wildcats did not display their usual explosiveness, they still managed to get by with a 14-7 victory over the No. 11 [More…]

Villanova rolls over Maine, 48-18

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Oct 172010
Villanova rolls over Maine, 48-18

October 17 Philadelphia Inquirer: ORONO, Maine – Villanova, apparently well-rested and well-prepared coming off a bye week, rolled up 559 yards of offense on a rainy Saturday in beating Maine, 48-18, at Alfond Stadium. Wildcats senior quarterback Chris Whitney went 20 for 25 for a career-best 322 yards, throwing for three touchdowns and rushing for [More…]