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Villanova Wildcats (2-1)

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: Z. Bednarczyk828
Passing TDs: Z. Bednarczyk5
Rushing Yards: M. Gudzak174
Rushing TDs: M. Gudzak3
Receiving Yards: R. Bell285
Receiving TDs: R. Bell3
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2017
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/2 at Lehigh W 38 - 35
9/9 at Temple L 13 - 16
9/16 vs. Lafayette W 59 - 0
9/23 at Albany 4:00 PT5:00 MT6:00 CT7:00 ET11:00 GMT7:00 北京时间4:00 MST6:00 EST
9/30 at Towson 3:00 PT4:00 MT5:00 CT6:00 ET10:00 GMT6:00 北京时间3:00 MST5:00 EST
10/7 vs. Maine 10:00 PT11:00 MT12:00 CT1:00 ET5:00 GMT1:00 北京时间10:00 MST12:00 EST
10/14 at James Madison 12:30 PT1:30 MT2:30 CT3:30 ET7:30 GMT3:30 北京时间12:30 MST2:30 EST
10/28 vs. Elon 12:30 PT1:30 MT2:30 CT3:30 ET7:30 GMT3:30 北京时间12:30 MST2:30 EST
11/4 vs. Richmond 9:30 PT10:30 MT11:30 CT12:30 ET4:30 GMT12:30 北京时间9:30 MST11:30 EST
11/11 at Rhode Island 9:00 PT10:00 MT11:00 CT12:00 ET5:00 GMT1:00 北京时间10:00 MST12:00 EST
11/18 vs. Delaware 10:00 PT11:00 MT12:00 CT1:00 ET6:00 GMT2:00 北京时间11:00 MST1:00 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: 1382 (12)
Passing Yards: 834 (14)
Rushing Yards: 548 (26)
Points per game: 36.7 (22)
Yards per game: 460.7 (17)
Touchdowns: 11 (29)
Field Goals: 4 (26)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 914 (44)
Passing Yards: 769 (101)
Rushing Yards: 145 (12)
Points per game: 17.0 (24)
Yards per game: 304.7 (28)
Touchdowns: 6 (29)
Field Goals: 3 (89)
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