There were a number of fairly one-sided games in the CAA this past weekend, including Villanova’s 44-21 win over Rhode Island. Here’s a quick rundown of the rest of the CAA action:
Towson 7, James Madison 62
Richmond 41, Albany 28
William & Mary 3, New Hampshire 32
Elon 24, Delaware 34
Maine 7, Stony Brook 19
Towson 7, James Madison 62: The Towson Tigers continue their struggles, regressing from last season’s success. On the other hand, the Dukes were excellent on both sides of the ball. Offensively, they outgained Towson 553-234. John Miller ran for 73 yards and three touchdowns. James Madison quarterback Vad Lee had a great game, completing 24-of-33 passes for 255 yards and three touchdowns. Lee made only one mistake, when his pass was intercepted in the second quarter. However, that mistake was quickly covered up by James Madison’s defensive front. They had two defensive touchdowns to account for all of their points in the second quarter. Towson’s lone touchdown came from Darius Miller, who punched it in from one yard out in the third quarter.
Richmond 41, Albany 28: At Albany, the Richmond Spiders built a 27-10 lead at halftime that proved to be too much for the Great Danes. Albany’s offense was slow to start, putting up zero points in the first quarter while Richmond came firing right out the gate. Richmond’s Michael Strauss went 26 for 36 with 277 yards and three touchdowns to three different receivers. Strauss also threw a pair of interceptions in the game. Seth Fisher added in another pair of touchdowns for the Spiders with a 17 carry, 85 yard performance. For Albany, Will Fiacchi threw for 341 passing yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Jake Meek only rushed for 26 yards, but had a pair of touchdowns on the ground.
William & Mary 3, New Hampshire 32: New Hampshire defended their house Saturday afternoon, shutting down the William & Mary offense. They remain undefeated in conference play. Meanwhile, the Tribe was held to 217 total yards and their only points came from a second quarter field goal. New Hampshire’s Nico Steriti chipped in 32 total yards, but had one rushing touchdown and two receiving touchdowns for New Hampshire. R.J. Harris caught five passes for 105 yards and one touchdown.
Elon 24, Delaware 34: At halftime, Delaware looked like they were ready to run away with the victory. They had a 27-3 lead going into the break, outplaying Elon at every facet of the game. However, the Elon Phoenix came out of the locker room reborn. Led by quarterback Mike Quinn, they rallied hard in the second half. Quinn would finish with 291 passing yards and three touchdowns with one interception. Elon scored 10 unanswered points in the third quarter to cut into Delaware’s lead. A Delaware touchdown early in the fourth quarter gave them more cushioning to their lead and they were able to hang on for the win. Delaware’s Trent Hurley had 178 yards through the air and 29 on the ground. Hurley had one passing and one rushing touchdown. Running back Wes Hills added 111 rushing yards with one touchdown off of 17 carries.
Maine 7, Stony Brook 19: Maine drew first blood, scoring the first touchdown of the game in less than a minute after the opening kickoff. Stony Brook would respond by not allowing another score. The Seawolves held Maine to 135 total yards. After Maine scored that first touchdown, they only had a meager 59 yards of offensive production for the rest of the game. Stony Brook’s Conor Bednarski was pretty accurate, completing 14-of-20 pass attempts for 140 yards and one touchdown. Stacy Bidell had 127 yards and one touchdown off of 23 carries.