Villanova vs. Fordham: Game Time, TV Schedule and more

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Here is what you need to know to prep yourself for Villanova's weekend visit to Fordham.

Game Day Vitals

Matchup: #8/11 Villanova Wildcats (0-1, 0-0 CAA) vs. Fordham Rams (1-0, 0-0 Patriot League)

Date/Time: September 7th, 2013, 6:00 pm ET at Coffey Field - The Bronx, NY

Odds: OFF in Vegas. Sagarin ratings have Villanova -15.88

Where To Watch: Nova Nation All-Access ($)

Tickets: Fordham Ticket OfficeVillanova Football Club Tailgate TicketsCoffey Field Seating Chart

Opponent Information

Opponent Profile: Fordham is a member of the Atlantic 10 conference in all sports except for football, where they compete at the FCS level in the Patriot League. A series that started in 1897, this will be the 28th meeting all-time between the schools, with Villanova holding a 20-3-4 series edge. Villanova has won the last 13 meetings between the schools, including last season's contest 28-13. Fordham is coming off an opening week victory over CAA members Rhode Island 51-26.

Other Coverage: Fordham InsiderFordhamFans.com

Coaches & Players

Head Coach: Joe Moorhead begins his second season as head coach of the Fordham Rams. Moorhead was a 2nd team All-Patriot League quarterback at Fordham and a team captain in 1996 and has returned to his alma mater to coach. Moorhead was most recently the offensive coordinator for UConn and also had coaching stints at Akron and Georgetown. Moorhead's background is on the offensive side of the ball. In his first season at the helm, he led Fordham to a 6-5 record (3-3 Patriot League), but they were not eligible for the conference championship because they were using scholarship players while the rest of the league was not.

Top Assistants: David Blackwell is the defensive coordinator, his most recent job coming in 2009 with South Florida, a defense that finished 24th nationally. Joel Rodriguez and Andrew Breiner will share the offensive coordinator duties. Rodriguez will handle the running game while Breiner will guide the passing attack.

Most Famous Football Alum: Vince Lombardi, who was an undersized tackle for the Rams until his senior year when he moved to right guard. Fordham's offensive line was nicknamed the "Seven Blocks of Granite" during that season (1936), and was considered one of the nation's best and they came within a game of a Rose Bowl invite. Lombardi was best-known, however, for his coaching career in the NFL.

Key Offensive Players: QB Michael Nebrich | RB Carlton Koonce | WR Brian Wetzel

Key Defensive Players: LB Jake Rodriques | DB Ian Williams | DL DeAndre Slate

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