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Villanova Wildcats Game Day: Richmond Spiders

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Villanova hosts Richmond this weekend in CAA football action under the lights at Villanova Stadium. Here's what you need to know to prep yourself for the game.

Peter Casey-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Game Day Vitals

Matchup: Villanova Wildcats (4-1, 2-0 CAA) vs. Richmond Spiders (3-2, 1-1 CAA)

Date/Time: October 6th, 2012, 6:00 pm ET at Villanova Stadium

Where To Watch: 'Nova Nation All-Access (TV/Radio)

Tickets: Villanova Ticket Office | Seating Chart

Opponent Information

Opponent Profile: The Richmond Spiders, are a member of the Colonial Athletic Association for football and women's golf only. Their other sports compete in the Atlantic-10 conference. They finished the 2011 season winless in the CAA (0-8) and 3-8 overall. They ended the season on a 8-game losing streak.

Last Week: A 45-37 loss to Old Dominion where they stormed back late but ran out of time.

Other Coverage: Spider Nation | Scout Richmond

Coaches & Players

Head Coach: Danny Rocco is in his inaugural season as the Spiders' head coach. Rocco was most recently at Liberty where he transformed the Flames into a perennial conference contender and finished with a 47-20 record. He won Big South Coach of the Year three years running from 2006-2008.

Top Assistants: Brandon Streeter follows Rocco from Liberty where he was the offensive coordinator and QB coach. He developed three different all-Big South QB's in 6 years at Liberty. Bob Trott is a holdover from the previous coaching regime and will continue to run the defense. He is a 35-year+ veteran in the collegiate and professional coaching industry.

Most Famous Football Alum: In most recent times, Tim Hightower, who was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals before falling out of favor and moving to the Washington Redskins, where he is currently in fantasy football hell under anti-fantasy football head coach Mike Shanahan.

Key Offensive Players: QB John Laub | RB Kendall Gaskins | WR Ben Edwards

Key Defensive Players: LB Darius McMillann | DL Evan Kelly | DB Cooper Taylor


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