Robertson takes 5th CAA weekly rookie award

Eric Hartline-US PRESSWIRE

Despite a disappointing result, John Robertson was again named the CAA's Rookie of the week as he was an efficient and effective passer against Towson on homecoming.

Villanova's issue on homecoming wasn't the offense, which scored 35 points in a loss to Towson, and the CAA took note of that when selecting freshman quarterback John Robertson as the rookie of the week. The Wildcats' QB had one of his best passing games of the season, tossing four touchdown passes and picking up 215 yards in the air.

Robertson completed about 74% of his passing attempts on Saturday. He also rushed for 27 yards (after deducting yards lost for sacks) and had the team's only rushing touchdown.

It was the fifth time that Robertson has been given conference weekly honors this season.

Towson's Grant Enders also threw four touchdown passes in the game, and ran another ball in on the ground. For that effort, Enders was awarded with the Offensive Player of the Week honors.

The full list of CAA Weekly Honors follows:

Offensive Player of the Week: Grant Enders, Senior, QB, Towson
Enders turned in a career day to spark a Towson offense that unleashed for a 49-35 victory on the road at Villanova on Saturday. The senior signal caller completed 16-of-28 passes for 269 yards and a career-best four scores that included a 78-yard touchdown toss to sophomore RB Terrance West in the first quarter's closing seconds. Enders also ran 12 times for a career-high 122 yards and a 40-yard touchdown that capped his 391-yard effort and helped the Tigers tame a Wildcats squad that entered the weekend having won six of its last seven games.

Defensive Player of the Week: Dontra Peters, Senior, CB, New Hampshire
Peters picks up his fourth career weekly honor after a solid all-around defensive display in New Hampshire's 40-20 win at Rhody. Peters opened the day by putting a quick stop to a probable Rams scoring drive with an interception in the end zone that led to a Wildcats touchdown. UNH would put three more points on the board after he came up with his second turnover on a forced fumble in Rhody territory that resulted in a Wildcats field goal. Peters, who is now tied for the league lead with four picks, would also finish with five tackles on the afternoon.

Special Teams Player of the Week: Brandon Lee, Sophomore, DE, James Madison
Lee would prove to play a key role in the Dukes' win over Georgia State on Saturday, as the sophomore blocked a Panther punt early in the second half and returned it three yards for his first career touchdown. The score would put JMU ahead, 28-7, and ultimately serve as the game-winner for the top-10 Dukes.

Rookie of the Week: John Robertson, R-Freshman, QB, Villanova
Robertson racks up his fifth league honor of the fall following another stellar performance in the pocket for the Wildcats. The versatile first-year shined on his home stage, completing an efficient 17-of-23 passes for 216 yards and a career-high four touchdowns on the day. Robertson would also tack on a five-yard rushing score for five total touchdowns on the day.

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