Second Half Rally Comes Up Short as Wildcats Fall to Penn, 24-13
Two touchdowns in the second half were not enough to erase an early deficit and No. 5 Villanova (2-2) lost by a final count of 24-13 to Penn (1-1) at Villanova Stadium on Thursday night. The visiting Quakers built a 14-0 lead in the first half and never let the Wildcats get closer than a 10-point margin the rest of the way. Redshirt freshman quarterback Zach Bednarczyk (Wallington, N.J.) had 208 yards of total offense in his first career start.
Wildcats to Host Penn Under the Lights on Thursday Night
An annual meeting of local foes will be a weeknight matchup under the lights this season, as No. 5 Villanova (2-1) hosts Penn (0-1) on Thursday night. This is the 12th straight year that the teams will play each other and only the fifth visit ever for the Quakers to Villanova Stadium. Thursday night’s contest kicks off at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast live online by Nova Nation All-Access. The game also airs on the radio on 610 SPORTS (WTEL-AM) and on Sirius/XM Channel 81.
John Robertson Suffers Knee Ligament Damage
Villanova University head football coach Andy Talley today announced that senior quarterback John Robertson will be out indefinitely after suffering a torn posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) in last Saturday’s 28-21 win over Delaware.
Villanova Moves Up One Spot to No. 5
The Villanova Wildcats earned 3,346 points, including four first place votes, and are ranked No. 5 in this week’s STATS FCS Top 25. Villanova is coming off a 28-21 win over the Delaware Blue Hens in the CAA opener
Bednarczyk Earns CAA Rookie of the Week Honors
Villanova University redshirt freshman quarterback Zack Bednarczyk (Wallington, N.J.) has been named the CAA Rookie of the Week. Bednarczyk earns the honor for his play in Saturday’s win over Delaware.
Late Rally Sparks Wildcats in 28-21 Win Over Delaware
Redshirt freshman quarterback Zack Bednarczyk (Wallington, N.J.) replaced an injured John Robertson (Paramus, N.J.) with less than seven minutes remaining in the game and led a pair of late scoring drives as No. 6 Villanova (2-1, 1-0 CAA Football) rallied for a 28-21 win over Delaware (1-2, 0-1 CAA Football) in front of a boisterous and near-sellout crowd of 11,779 at Villanova Stadium on Saturday afternoon. With the victory, the Wildcats retained possession of the Battle of the Blue Trophy for the fourth straight year and the eighth time in the nine years that the trophy has been presented.
Wildcats Face Delaware in Home and Conference Opener Saturday Afternoon
The first home game of the season will also be the conference opener for No. 6 Villanova (1-1, 0-0 CAA Football), which takes on rival Delaware (1-1, 0-0 CAA Football) in the ninth annual Battle of the Blue contest on Saturday afternoon. The game kicks off at 12:00 p.m. and will air live on Comcast SportsNet in the Philadelphia and Delaware markets, as well as on several regional networks, including SNY throughout New York.
Talley Speaks at Weekly Media Press Conference
Villanova head football coach Andy Talley spoke to the media at his weekly press conference Wednesday.