Defense gains five turnovers as Villanova wins in Amherst for first time since 1978
Villanova 35, Massachusetts 17
Villanova honored its graduating seniors on Senior Day prior to the start of the game against Delaware at PPL Park.
Villanova at James Madison :: Oct. 15, 2011 (AP Photos)
Villanova: Named preseason first team All-CAA ... Will be a co-captain this season ... Possesses good cover skills ... Will be looked upon to be a playmaker for the Villanova defense.
2010: Started all 14 games at corner and tallied 84 tackles (second on the team), three tackles for loss, three interceptions (tied for team lead), a team-best 11 pass break-ups and one fumble recovery ... Credited with 11 tackles and two pass break-ups at Temple ... Made two solo stops at Lehigh ... Tallied two solo tackles versus Towson ... Registered six tackles, one tackle for loss, two pass break-ups and an interception that was returned 56 yards for a touchdown versus Penn (second career interception returned for a touchdown) ... Posted eight solo tackles, one assisted stop and a pass break-up at William & Mary ... Made two assisted tackles atr Maine ... Totaled four solo tackles, one interception and a pass break-up versus James Madison ... Amassed six tackles (five solo) and an interception returned eight yards against Richmond ... Tallied five solo tackles and a tackle for loss at Rhode Island ... Recorded one solo tackle and a pass break-up versus New hampshire ... Made seven tackles at Delaware ... Totaled eight tackles and a pass break-up at Stephen F. Austin in the second round of the NCAA playoffs ... Registered 14 tackles (11 solo), one fumble recovery and one pass break-up at Appalachian State in NCAA quarterfinals ... Tallied seven tackles, one tackle for loss and one pass break-up at Eastern Washington in the NCAA semifinals.
2009: Named third team All-CAA ... Started all 15 games at corner and had 73 tackles (57 solo) to go with a team-high four interceptions, three tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and eight pass break-ups ... Registered five tackles (four solo) and one interception versus Temple ... Tallied four solo tackles, two tackles for loss and a forced fumble versus Lehigh ... Recorded three solo tackles and one assisted stop at Penn ... Posted two tackles and one interception against Northeastern ... Made a career-high 15 tackles (career-best 13 solo) to go with one tackle for loss, one fumble recovery and one pass break-up versus William & Mary ... Posted three solo stops and a pass break-up at New Hampshire ... Had three total tackles and a pass break-up at James Madison ... Credited with one solo tackle, two assisted stops and two pass break-ups versus Rhode Island ... Registered six solo tackles, three assisted stops and a pass break-up at Richmond ... Had one interception returned 16 yards versus Towson ... Tallied 10 total tackles and two pass break-ups versus Delaware ... Totaled four solo stops against Holy Cross in first round of NCAA playoffs ... Made two solo tackles against New Hampshire in NCAA quarterfinals ... Had four solo tackles versus William & Mary in NCAA semifinals ... Registered three solo tackles and two assisted stops against Montana in National Championship game.
2008: Played in 11 games and had five tackles and two interceptions ... Made one solo stop versus Richmond ... Tallied two solo tackles and his first career interception against Rhode Island ... Registered two solo stops and a 65-yard interception return for a touchdown versus Towson.
Montclair High School: 2007 First team All-League ... 2007 first team All-County ... Team MVP ... Third team All-Group I ... First team All-League in baseball.
Personal: Liberal Arts major ... Born 3/17/90 in Livingston, N.J. ... Oldest of three children of James and Natalie Pitts ... Father played baseball at Stockton State College.