Villanova took care of business this weekend at Maine, and with Old Dominion ineligible for the conference championship, that means your Villanova Wildcats remain in a solo first place in the CAA standings this week. Things will only get tougher, but as we've been discussing here, building up the wins now matters in our quest to get back into the playoffs.
The other big news is that our friends down the road at Delaware had a rough go of it this weekend. All in all, a great weekend to be a Wildcat. Sing it with me!
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Note: James Madison was not in action.
New Hampshire 34, Delaware 14
It what looks like the biggest upset of the weekend, UNH throttled the top-10 Blue Hens in the 2nd half to record a 34-14 win. The UD defense held the high powered WIldcat offense to just 63 total yards in the first half but were overrun in the second half. UNH QB Andy Vailas threw for 316 yards and 2 touchdowns in the win.
Old Dominion 45, Richmond 37
For the second straight week ODU was given a test, but were able to pull out the victory. And for the second straight week, it was a late push by their opponent, this time the Richmond Spiders. Taylor Heinicke had a modest day by his standards with 360 yards passing, 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions, giving the human side of the argument some tangible evidence that he is not all machine.
LSU 38, Towson 22
Towson gave LSU quite a scare, and this will certainly be a game to build on for the Tigers as they outrushed and gained more first downs than LSU and owned the time of possession stat in this game. In the end though, LSU had just too much for the Tigers. As head coach Rob Ambrose put it, he's extremely conflicted. While he hates losing, it's impossible not to be extremely proud of the way his team played against a national powerhouse.
William & Mary 35, Georgia State 3
The William and Mary football team capitalized off seven Georgia State turnovers to earn a 35-3 victory against the Panthers on Saturday evening at Zable Stadium. The win gave the Tribe their first of the season while the Panthers remained winless on the year. Tribe RB Keith McBride had a career day with 163 rushing yards.
Bowling Green 48, Rhode Island 8
Bowling Green had far too much for poor Rhody on Saturday as a 34-8 halftime lead all but assured the fans could head home early in this one. Rhode Island would get as close as 20-8 on a rushing touchdown by Robbie Delgado, but that was about all their was to smile about on this day.