John Robertson lead the Wildcats with 63 rushing yards, 171 passing yards and lead the team to touchdowns on four straight drives to open the second half in a 31-10 victory over Rhode Island. The Wildcats have owned the second half of both of their last two games, and while some of that has been a tremendous defensive effort that has held FCS opponents scoreless after the intermission, the offense has generated three-straight 200-yard rushing efforts this season, and picked up 415 yards of total offense against the Rams.
Robertson's legs have been his best asset so far, and he has scored on the run in each of the 'Cats three games this season. He has combined with Austin Medley and Kevin Monangai and a great run-blocking effort by the offensive linemen to create a potent rushing attack.
Robertson also received the award last week, after gaining 93 yards rushing, but having his net-yardage reduced to just 43 after being sacked three times in the game. He also completed passes for 78 yards and a touchdown in the second week, against Fordham.
In both weeks, Robertson has been the only Wildcat honored.
The full list of CAA Week 3 honorees follows:
Offensive Player of the Week: Taylor Heinicke, QB, Old Dominion
Heinicke racked up 486 passing yards and seven touchdowns on a 21-of-29 performance against Campbell. The quarterback's passing yards were the 10th-highest total in CAA Football history, while his seven TD-passes were one shy from equaling the league mark last done in 2004.
Defensive Player of the Week: Cooper Taylor, DB, Richmond
Taylor helped the Spiders record their second-straight win by hauling in two interceptions, a 12-yarder and a 35-yarder which went for a touchdown, against VMI. The safety also tallied five tackles on the day as Richmond's defense limited the Keydets to just 197 total yards.
Rookie of the Week: John Robertson, QB, Villanova
Robertson, now a two-time Rookie of the Week honoree, accounted for 234 yards of total offense in helping Villanova earn its first league win of 2012. The freshman completed 14-of-27 passes for 171 yards and carried the ball 11 times for 63 yards and score.
Special Teams Player of the Week: Sean Baner, PK, Delaware
Baner was true on all four of his field goal attempts as well as a PAT in a victory over Bucknell. Baner's field-goal kicking performance, which equaled his own school record, included distances of 20, 21, 32 and a season-best 41 yards.