Wildcats Return to Road to Face No. 25 New Hampshire on Saturday Afternoon
Oct. 18, 2013
FULL COVERAGE OF SATURDAY'S GAME AGAINST NEW HAMPSHIRE
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VILLANOVA, Pa.--Riding a four-game winning streak No. 12 Villanova (4-2, 3-0 CAA) will travel to No. 25 New Hampshire (2-3, 1-1 CAA) for a televised matchup on Saturday afternoon. Kickoff at Cowell Stadium is scheduled for Noon and the game can be seen live in the Philadelphia area on Comcast Network.
This week will be the second straight road game for the Wildcats, who are coming off a 45-35 win over then-No. 2 Towson last week. Sophomore quarterback John Robertson (Paramus, N.J.) and sophomore safety Cameron McCurry (Orange Park, Fla.) were key players in that win for Villanova and were named this week's CAA Football Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively.
During the Wildcats four-game winning streak the team has averaged 248.5 rushing yards per game, with Robertson leading the way. He has racked up 471 yards on the ground over the last four games and in that span has scored six touchdowns. For the season Robertson has run the ball 108 times for 593 yards (5.5 yards per carry) and eight scores. His eight rushing touchdowns are tied for second most among FCS quarterbacks.
Villanova has also been firing on all cylinders defensively during its win streak. The defense has yielded just 15.8 points per game in the four victories while forcing the opposition into 12 turnovers. The turnover game was the big story last week against Towson, as the Wildcats tallied three interceptions and recovered two fumbles.
McCurry had both an interception and a fumble recovery in the game, and also blocked a point-after attempt following the Tigers first touchdown of the game. McCurry is the first Villanova player in at least the last 13 years to have an interception, fumble recovery and blocked kick in the same game. For the season McCurry is leading the CAA with four interceptions.
Entering the game on Saturday afternoon the all-time series between Villanova and New Hampshire is tied at 11-11. The most recent meeting between the teams was on October 8, 2011 when New Hampshire posted a 47-17 win at Cowell Stadium. Villanova's last win in the series was a 46-7 triumph at Villanova Stadium on December 5, 2009 in the quarterfinal round of the FCS playoffs.