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Sat, 03 Dec 2016 18:25:00 ESTA late field goal in the closing minutes of play proved to be the decisive margin in a tight defensive battle and No. 9 Villanova (9-4) saw its terrific season come to an end in a 10-7 loss to No. 7 South Dakota State (9-3) at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The difference in the game was a 40-yard field goal kicked by Jackrabbits redshirt freshman Chase Vinatieri with 1:21 to play. On their final possession following the field goal, the Wildcats turned the ball over on downs at their own 32-yard line with 41 seconds remaining.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:00:00 ESTIt will be a top-10 showdown on Saturday afternoon when No. 9 Villanova (9-3) travels to No. 7 South Dakota State (8-3) for a second round game in the FCS playoffs. The teams will meet for the first time ever on the gridiron, with kickoff scheduled for 3 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium in Brookings, S.D. The game can be seen live on ESPN3 and can be heard locally on 610 Sports WTEL-AM, with streaming audio from that broadcast available online with a Nova Nation All-Access subscription.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:11:00 ESTDuring the CAA Football Teleconference on Monday, Villanova head coach Andy Talley and senior linebacker Austin Calitro gave their thoughts on the Wildcats’ win against Saint Francis (PA), and how the team is preparing for a road trip to South Dakota State in the Second Round of the NCAA FCS Playoffs.
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Sat, 26 Nov 2016 19:34:00 ESTQuotes from today's game between Villanova and Saint Francis (PA).
Sat, 26 Nov 2016 19:02:00 ESTThree touchdowns in a span of just over eight minutes in the first half helped No. 9 Villanova (9-3) build an insurmountable lead and advance to the second round of the Division I Football Championship with a 31-21 win over Saint Francis (7-5) at Villanova Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The scoring burst that spanned the first and second quarters sent the Wildcats into the locker rooms with a 24-point lead at halftime. Villanova is now set for a second round playoff game at #8 seed South Dakota State (8-3) next Saturday, December 3 at 3 p.m. Eastern time.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 20:30:00 ESTIn the first round of the FCS playoffs this Saturday afternoon, No. 9 Villanova (8-3) will host Saint Francis (7-4) in a game that can be seen live on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Villanova Stadium, and the game will also air live on 610 Sports WTEL-AM. Tickets for Saturday's game can be purchased online here. This is the sixth time in the last nine years that the Wildcats have earned a berth in the Division I Football Championship. The winner of Saturday's opening round contest will advance to a second round game against #8 seed South Dakota State.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 11:56:00 ESTSenior defensive end Tanoh Kpassagnon (Ambler, Pa.) was named the CAA Football Defensive Player of the Year and was also one of nine selections from Villanova to the league’s All-Conference teams which were announced on Tuesday morning. This is the ninth time in the last eight seasons that the Wildcats have been presented with one of the CAA Football major postseason awards. Kpassagnon is just the second player in program history to earn the league’s top defensive honor.
Sun, 20 Nov 2016 13:44:00 ESTThe field of 24 teams for the Division I Football Championship was announced on Sunday morning and Villanova is returning to the playoffs for the sixth time in the last nine seasons. This is the 12th postseason bid overall for the Wildcats during the Andy Talley era. Villanova (8-3) will host a first round game against Saint Francis (7-4) next Saturday at 2 p.m., and the game will air live on ESPN3. The winner of the game will advance to a second round matchup at No. 8 seed South Dakota State.
Sat, 19 Nov 2016 22:08:00 ESTSince it won last year's annual rivalry game, No. 13 Villanova (8-3, 6-2 CAA Football) brought the Battle of the Blue trophy with it to Delaware Stadium for Saturday afternoon's regular season finale. Following a dominant performance in their clash with the Blue Hens, the Wildcats brought the trophy right back home with them. Villanova cruised to a 41-10 victory over Delaware and won the Battle of the Blue game for the ninth time in the 10 years that the annual meeting with the Blue Hens has been billed as such.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 18:14:00 ESTThis weekend will mark the 10th annual Battle of the Blue game as No. 13 Villanova (7-3, 5-2 CAA Football) takes on Delaware (4-6, 2-5 CAA Football) on Saturday afternoon. The game kicks off at 3:30 p.m. at Delaware Stadium and will be broadcast live on The Comcast Network in the Philadelphia area, as well as on SNY in the New York region.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 12:37:00 ESTDuring the final weekly CAA Football teleconference of the regular season on Monday, Villanova head coach Andy Talley gave his thoughts on the Wildcats’ loss against JMU and how the team is preparing for a road game at Delaware.
Sat, 12 Nov 2016 17:21:00 ESTAfter an evenly played first half, No. 9 Villanova (7-3, 5-2 CAA Football) was unable to sustain any offensive momentum and wound up on the short end of a 20-7 loss to No. 6 James Madison (9-1, 7-0 CAA Football) at Villanova Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The loss was the first at home this season for the Wildcats, who recognized their graduating class of seniors in a ceremony prior to the start of the game.
Sat, 12 Nov 2016 17:19:00 ESTPost game quotes from coaches and players against James Madison.
Sat, 12 Nov 2016 17:14:00 ESTPost game quotes over the loss to James Madison.