The Tigers pass defense is not much better, as they allow 14.4 yards per catch. Quarterback Zach Bednarczyk has only passed for 175 yards thus far, but he has only thrown one interception and has a 50.0 completion percentage. For Bednarczyk, who is looking much more mature this season after a shaky freshman campaign, another solid game is likely.
Expect To See 2 Quarterbacks
Through Towson's first two games quarterback Morgan Mahalak and Ellis Knudson have both made appearances. Mahalak is a redshirt sophomore who transferred after two years in Eugene, Oregon. Knudson is also a redshirt sophomore who played very little last season. The saying goes, "if you have two quarterbacks, you have none," and it applies in this situation.
Mahalak has 14 more pass attempts than Knudson, but both are relatively average. Mahalak has completed 48.4% of his passes while Knudson has a 37.0 competition percentage. Both have thrown one interception on the year, but Knudson has two passing touchdowns, Mahalak has none. Neither have shown to be effective on the ground, they each average less than ten rushing yards a game. Against a Villanova defense who has been very good through two games both QB's have a tough challenge ahead of them.
Wideout Christian Summers Is a Threat
Wide receiver Christian Summers has had a breakout senior year. After spending two years at Valley Forge Military College, where he had 1,824 yards receiving and 20 touchdown grabs, Summers has showed he can play at a higher level. After two games, he already has 297 yards receiving and two touchdowns. The Wildcats pass defense has been outstanding to date, but Summers will be the best receiver they've faced this season.
Summers' is far and away the Tigers best wide receiver, so double teaming from time to time wouldn't be a bad idea. Andre Dessenberg is the only other Towson receiver who has more than 100 yards through the air, but he is not as explosive as Summers.