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Wildcats Fall to South Dakota State, 10-7, in Second Round of Playoffs

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 18:25:00 EST

A 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.

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Wildcats Head to South Dakota State For Second Round Playoff Game

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:00:00 EST

It 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.

Andy Talley and Austin Calitro Preview Second Round of NCAA FCS Playoffs

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:11:00 EST

During 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.

Villanova/Saint Francis Post-Game Notes

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 20:06:00 EST

Villanova/Saint Francis (PA) Post-Game Quotes

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 19:34:00 EST

Quotes from today's game between Villanova and Saint Francis (PA).

Fast Start Paces Wildcats Over Saint Francis 31-21 in FCS Playoffs

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 19:02:00 EST

Three 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.

Wildcats Host Saint Francis in Playoff Opener on Saturday Afternoon

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 20:30:00 EST

In 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.

Tanoh Kpassagnon Named CAA Football Defensive Player of the Year

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 11:56:00 EST

Senior 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.

Football Earns Playoff Berth, Hosts Saint Francis in Opening Round

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 13:44:00 EST

The 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.

Battle of the Blue Trophy Heads Back to Villanova After 41-10 Victory

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 22:08:00 EST

Since 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.

Battle of the Blue on Saturday as Wildcats Visit Delaware

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 18:14:00 EST

This 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.

Andy Talley Previews Twelfth Week on CAA Football Teleconference Call

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 12:37:00 EST

During 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.

Wildcats Offense Stymied in 20-7 Loss to No. 6 James Madison

Sat, 12 Nov 2016 17:21:00 EST

After 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.

Post game quotes from the loss to James Madison

Sat, 12 Nov 2016 17:19:00 EST

Post game quotes from coaches and players against James Madison.

Post Game Quotes from the James Madison Game

Sat, 12 Nov 2016 17:14:00 EST

Post game quotes over the loss to James Madison.