John Robertson wasn't the problem for Villanova in their last-second loss at New Hampshire this weekend. The sophomore quarterback had another great performance for the Wildcats and the CAA football conference took notice.
He again completed a high percentage of his passes, going 15-for-17 and added a career high in rushing yards, with 256 against a New Hampshire defense that couldn't corral him. Robertson seemed like a one-man-dynamo, running all over the 'other' Wildcats on Saturday. He recorded three rushing scores for the second consecutive week.
Robertson had to share the honor with Maine quarterback Marcus Wasilewski, who will face off against the Wildcats this weekend at Villanova's homecoming game on Saturday. Wasilewski completed his first 12 passes and gained 192 yards in the air and added 71 more on the ground in a 34-22 win over William & Mary.
The full CAA weekly honors follow:
Co-Offensive Player of the Week: John Robertson, Soph., QB, Villanova
Robertson cops a second-consecutive weekly honor and his third in four weeks on the heels of another career outing. The sophomore standout finished 15-of-17 for 122 yards passing and a career-high 256 yards on 27 carries, which represents the program's second-highest single-game rushing total and just the seventh 200-yard rushing game in school history. With his three rushing touchdowns, Robertson has now recorded three scores in back-to-back games and three times overall in his young career.
Co-Offensive Player of the Week: Marcus Wasilewski, Sr., QB, Maine
Wasilewski opened the day 12-for-12 through the air and finished an efficient 16-of-22 for 192 yards and two touchdowns to surpass the 4,000-yard passing milestone in Maine's 34-20 win over William & Mary. The senior signal caller also rushed for 71 yards on 14 carries to lead the Black Bears, who currently boast the top spot in the conference standings with a 3-0 league record.
Defensive Player of the Week: Donnell Lewis, Soph., S, Towson
Lewis continued his solid sophomore campaign with a strong showing in Towson's 44-17 road win over UAlbany, providing a huge spark for the squad with his 38-yard interception return for a touchdown that put the Tigers ahead, 17-7, in the second quarter. In addition to his second score of the season, Lewis also turned in seven tackles, including five solo, and a pass breakup against the Great Danes.
Special Teams Player of the Week: Dylan Smith, Soph., K, Rhode Island
Smith had a record day for the Rams on Saturday, tying a 25-year-old school record with his four field goals to lead Rhode Island to its third win of the season, 12-10, over Richmond. The sophomore accounted for all of Rhody's scoring with his performance, which included a career-long 47-yarder in the second quarter.
Rookie of the Week: Dalton Crossan, R-Fr., RB/KR, New Hampshire
Crossan earns his first conference honor after breaking open for a 17-yard touchdown run in the second quarter and highlighting a huge Wildcats win over Villanova with a 35-yard kickoff return with 1:09 remaining that gave the team possession at the 50-yard-line for its eventual game-winning drive. Crossan also finished with 41 yards on five carries and tacked on a 16-yard reception to wrap up the win with 103 all-purpose yards.