Villanova/Towson Post-Game Notes
Oct. 8, 2017
- Villanova held Towson to just 44 rushing yards on 32 carries. It is the seventh straight game dating back to last season that the Wildcats have limited their opponent to fewer than 100 yards on the ground. In the seven-game stretch, Villanova has given up just 318 total rushing yards on 183 attempts (1.7 yards per carry). In comparison, the Wildcats offense in the same stretch has run for 1,103 yards and averaged 4.1 yards per rush.
- This is the 15th time in the last 29 games since the start of the 2015 season that the Wildcats have held their opponent to fewer than 20 points. In nine of those 15 contests the other team has scored fewer than 10 points.
- Towson accumulated just 246 yards of total offense despite having 76 plays during the game (3.2 yards per play). Through the first five games of the season, the Wildcats defense is allowing just 4.4 yards per play.
- Sophomore kicker Drew Kresge made a 46-yard field goal in the third quarter. It was his second successful attempt from beyond 40 yards this season and tied the longest field goal for a Villanova kicker since Chris Gough made a 46-yarder against Sam Houston State in the FCS playoffs on December 13, 2014. Kresge is 5-of-6 on field goals this season and 16-of-17 on extra points.
- Redshirt freshman Josh McGrigg had a 53-yard kickoff return in the third quarter, which is the longest kick return for Villanova since a 55-yard return by Jamal Abdur-Rahman against Fordham on September 7, 2013.