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Villanova, Richmond open CAA play with tough tests

(STATS) - Mark Ferrante and Russ Huesman each have had high standards to live up to as first-year head coaches at their respective CAA Football schools. For Ferrante, it's replacing a legend on the Villanova sidelines. In Huesman's case, it's maintaining the level of excellence of a Richmond program that's made three straight FCS playoff appearances.

A new challenge awaits Saturday, when both take their maiden voyages into the often-treacherous conference waters against potentially dangerous opponents. Seventh-ranked Villanova (2-1) hits the road for a matchup with expected league contender Albany, while the No. 8 Spiders (2-1) host a much-improved Elon squad looking to take down a second consecutive ranked foe.

Though they'll be making their CAA debuts as head coaches, neither game exactly rates as a foreign experience for either. Ferrante spent 30 years as a Wildcats assistant before being tabbed to succeed Andy Talley following his mentor's retirement after last season. Huesman previously served as the Spiders' defensive coordinator from 2004-08 and has plenty of big-game seasoning as a head coach, having built Chattanooga into the Southern Conference's preeminent power prior to returning to Richmond.

Passing Yards: D. Cheek468
Passing TDs: D. Cheek4
Rushing Yards: M. Summers209
Rushing TDs: B. Cyphers2
Receiving Yards: K. Weeks170
Receiving TDs: T. Lennon2
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2017
Date Opponent Result / Time
8/31 at Toledo L 13 - 47
9/9 at Furman W 34 - 31
9/16 vs. Charleston Southern W 19 - 17
9/23 at Richmond 3:00 PT4:00 MT5:00 CT6:00 ET10:00 GMT6:00 北京时间3:00 MST5:00 EST
9/30 vs. Albany 11:00 PT12:00 MT1:00 CT2:00 ET6:00 GMT2:00 北京时间11:00 MST1:00 EST
10/7 vs. William & Mary 11:00 PT12:00 MT1:00 CT2:00 ET6:00 GMT2:00 北京时间11:00 MST1:00 EST
10/21 at Rhode Island 9:00 PT10:00 MT11:00 CT12:00 ET4:00 GMT12:00 北京时间9:00 MST11:00 EST
10/28 at Villanova 12:30 PT1:30 MT2:30 CT3:30 ET7:30 GMT3:30 北京时间12:30 MST2:30 EST
11/4 vs. Towson 11:00 PT12:00 MT1:00 CT2:00 ET6:00 GMT2:00 北京时间11:00 MST1:00 EST
11/11 at New Hampshire 11:00 PT12:00 MT1:00 CT2:00 ET7:00 GMT3:00 北京时间12:00 MST2:00 EST
11/18 vs. James Madison 9:00 PT10:00 MT11:00 CT12:00 ET5:00 GMT1:00 北京时间10:00 MST12:00 EST
Colonial Athletic Association
  Conference Overall
Stony Brook 1-0 2-1
15 New Hampshire 1-0 2-1
1 James Madison 0-0 3-0
8 Richmond 0-0 2-1
7 Villanova 0-0 2-1
Albany 0-0 2-1
Elon 0-0 2-1
Delaware 0-0 2-1
William & Mary 0-0 2-1
Towson 0-0 2-1
Maine 0-1 1-1
Rhode Island 0-1 1-2
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 992 (59)
Passing Yards: 503 (73)
Rushing Yards: 489 (38)
Points per game: 22.0 (73)
Yards per game: 330.7 (75)
Touchdowns: 9 (52)
Field Goals: 2 (77)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 1271 (91)
Passing Yards: 563 (51)
Rushing Yards: 708 (111)
Points per game: 31.7 (77)
Yards per game: 423.7 (80)
Touchdowns: 10 (76)
Field Goals: 6 (124)
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