Saturday, November 9, 2013
When: 12:30 PM Eastern
Villanova Wildcats (4-5, 3-3) vs Rhode Island Ram (3-7, 2-4)
Sagarin: Villanova: 100 | Rhode Island: 209
Meade Stadium (Capacity: 6,555)
Where: Kingston, RI
Radio: CBS Sports Radio 610 AM
Villanova & Rhode Island: Series History
This will be the 19th game in the matchup between the Wildcats and Rams. Villanova leads the all-time series, 15-3.
- Greatest Margin of Victory: Villanova, 42 (2002)
- Longest Series Streak: 6 (Villanova twice)
- Current Streak: Villanova, 1 win
- The two teams played in at Arena Civica in Milan, Italy in 1989; Villanova won 28-25 on "a field dotted with ads for Italian cheese and ham, and reduced to 8- yard-deep end zones because of soccer and track and field facilities."
Rhode Island Rams: Quick Download
In the penultimate regular-season game for both teams, Rhode Island ends their home schedule hosting the Wildcats. The Ram's 3-7 record with victories over Albany, Central Connecticut, and Richmond is an improvement over their winless 0-11 campaign in 2012.
URI is last in the CAA in offense, averaging 15.9 points per game. Their rushing game is 8th in the conference at 157 yds and through the air, behind senior QB Bob Bentsen, they are 10th with just over 200 yards. Defensively, the Rams are giving up 35 point a game.
Joe Trainer is in his 5th season at Rhode Island where he has a 12-42 record. Prior to the position in Kingston, Trainer was the head coach at Millersville (PA). In the eight years before Millersville, Trainer was an assistant at Villanova under Andy Talley. At 'Nova he began as the linebackers coach before being promoted to Defensive Coordinator in 2005.
There are no Rhode Island alumni in the NFL. However, Tim Gray (NBC Sports), Christiane Amanpour of CNN, Rapper Masta Ace, and P90x Guru Tony Horton are all alumns of the Kingston Campus.