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Saturday's Game at Penn Airs Live on Comcast Network
John Robertson has been selected as the CAA Football Rookie of the Week in each of the past two weeks.

Sept. 20, 2012

Villanova Game Notes

Villanova (2-1) plays its second consecutive televised game on Saturday afternoon when it visits Penn (0-1) for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff at Franklin Field. The game will air live on the Comcast Network with Scott Graham and Kevin Reilly on the call. Fans can also listen to the game on ESPN 950-AM (WPEN) or online at as Joe Eichhorn and Ryan Fannon call all of the action.

The Last Meeting
September 24, 2011
Philadelphia, Pa.
Wildcats Top Penn 30-21 in Home Game at Franklin Field
In a home game at Franklin Field on Saturday night Villanova (1-3) held off Penn (0-2) for a 30-21 victory, the 11th straight time that the Wildcats have beaten their nearby rivals in a series that dates back more than a century. Villanova secured the win thanks to a defense that returned two interceptions for touchdowns in the game, including a 26-yard return by junior defensive back Ronnie Akins (Lansdale, Pa.) with 12 seconds left that sealed the game's outcome.

Entering Saturday afternoon's game the Wildcats have won two straight contests against Fordham (28-13) and Rhode Island (31-10), each time shutting out their opponent in the second half while surging to the victory. Villanova will also be playing its fourth consecutive game to begin the season in the Philadelphia area. The Wildcats opened the season by playing Temple at Lincoln Financial Field and have since hosted back-to-back home games.

Saturday afternoon's game marks only the third time in the history of FCS football that two coaches with at least 220 career victories will square off against each other. Villanova head coach Andy Talley comes into the game with a 220-135-2 record and Penn head coach Al Bagnoli owns a career record of 222-73. Bagnoli leads all active FCS coaches in career winning percentage and Talley is fifth on that list for career victories. Overall this is the 45th time in the history of college football and the 16th time at the FCS level that two coaches with 200 or more wins will have their teams play against each other.

For more information related to Saturday's game click on the PDF link at the top of this release to access complete game notes. Live updates on game day will also be available on Twitter by following @NovaFootball.