Saturday, October 12th, 2013
When: 7:00 PM Eastern
#15 Villanova Wildcats (3-2, 2-0) vs #3 Towson Tigers (6-0, 2-0)
Sagarin: Villanova: 96 | Towson: 68
Johnny Unitas Stadium at Minnegan Field (Capacity: 11,198)
Where: Towson, MD
TV: NBC Sports Network
Radio: CBS Sports Radio 610 AM
Villanova & Towson: Series History
Villanova leads the historical series, 5-4. The two schools met for the first time in 2004 and have played every season since then.
- Greatest Margin of Victory: Villanova, 42 (2009)
- Longest Series Streak: 4 (Villanova, 2007-2010)
- Current Streak: Towson, 2 wins
Towson Quick Download
Towson opened the 2013 season on the road with a 33-28 victory over UConn. As always, an FCS win over an FBS school opened eyes, even though the Huskies still remain winless on the season. Since then, the Tigers have dispatched Holy Cross, Delaware St., NC Central, Stony Brook, and New Hampshire averaging averaging 41 points per game. Opponents are only scoring 16.3 points against the Tiger Defense.
The Towson offense goes through running back Terrance West, who Andy Talley said, "probably the best running back in the country at our level." On Saturday, he ran for 238 yards and three touchdowns to earn CAA Offensive Player of the Week honors this morning for his effort. Through the air, quarterback Peter Athens is averaging around 210 yards passing this season, including 8 touchdowns.
Tiger's linebacker Telvion Clark also locked down weekly defensive honors for his team-high 11 tackles and a pair of forced turnovers.
Head Coach: Rob Ambrose is in his fifth season at the helm of Towson. He has compiled a 25-26 record in just over 4 complete seasons. in 2011, Ambrose was the CAA and Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year awards.
Towson has only one player in the NFL, offensive tackle Jermon Bushrod of the Chicago Bears. Bushrod was also a member of the 2010 New Orleans Saints’ Super Bowl team. Other notable Football Alumni include Sean Landetta and Dave Meggett.
Traveling to the Game?
Join the Villanova Athletic Fund and Alumni Association for a pregame tailgate. The pregame reception begins at 430. A motor coach bus departs from Villanova Stadium at 230p for those interested. Click here for more information.