Villanova/Richmond Post-Game Notes
Oct. 7, 2012
Redshirt freshman quarterback John Robertson became the first player in Villanova history to have at least 300 passing yards and at least 100 rushing yards in the same game. He threw for 308 yards and ran for 117 yards to finish the game with 425 yards of total offense.
John Robertson is the 15th quarterback at Villanova to have a 300-yard passing game. As a group the 15 players have combined for 53 games with at least 300 passing yards. Robertson registered the first 300-yard passing game since Chris Whitney threw for 322 yards against Maine on October 16, 2010.
The last time at Villanova quarterback ran for over 100 yards in a game was also against Richmond. Chris Whitney ran for 116 yards against the Spiders on October 30, 2010. Robertson's total of 117 yards is the most by a Wildcats quarterback since Whitney ran for 138 yards versus Delaware on November 21, 2009.
The 425 yards of total offense for John Robertson is the fourth-highest single game total in school history. Robertson had the highest total offense performance for a Villanova player since Marvin Burroughs had 427 yards (382 passing, 45 rushing) against New Hampshire on October 2, 2004. Overall there have been eight games in school history, including Robertson's game tonight, in which a player had over 400 yards of total offense.
John Robertson had 425 of the 460 total yards of offense recorded by Villanova in tonight's game. His 425 yards represented 92 percent of the team's total offense for the night.
Junior wide receiver Joe Price had a career-high 153 receiving yards in tonight's game. It was the second time this season that Price had over 100 yards and the first time in his career he surpassed the 150-yard mark. His total of 153 yards is the most in a game for a Villanova player since John Dieser had 182 receiving yards against William & Mary on October 29, 2005. The 153 yards is tied for the 19th-most in a single game in school history.
The 72-yard touchdown pass from John Robertson to Joe Price was the biggest play from scrimmage for Villanova since Chris Whitney threw a 73-yard touchdown pass to Dorian Wells on October 16, 2010 against Maine.
Villanova had more turnovers in tonight's game (four) than in its first five games combined (three). After having two turnovers against Temple in the season opener the Wildcats went three straight games without a turnover. Last weekend Villanova had one turnover at Maine.
The last time the Wildcats had four turnovers in a game was last season against Old Dominion on October 22, 2011. The last time Villanova threw three interceptions in a game was last season at Temple on September 1, 2011.
Sophomore free safety Joe Sarnese had a career-high 13 tackles in tonight's game. Sarnese is the first Wildcats player this season to have double digits in tackles for a game. The last time a Villanova player had at least 13 tackles in a game was last season on November 5, 2011 when Ronnie Akins had 13 tackles at Massachusetts.
Villanova failed to record a sack in tonight's game after beginning the contest with 17 sacks on the season. That figure ranked seventh in the nation and was the most among CAA teams.