Villanova’s big win wasn’t the only exciting game from this past weekend. There were a few other great games around the CAA. Here’s how everyone did in Week 8 action:
Towson 24, Delaware 17
Albany 20, Maine 7
Stony Brook 20, Elon 3
Rhode Island 0, Richmond 37
Towson 24, Delaware 17: Towson pulled off a fourth quarter comeback of their own to stun the Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens on the road. Delaware took a 14-10 lead going into the fourth quarter. A Garrett Greenway 38-yard field goal made it 17-10 in Delaware’s favor. On the ensuing possession, Towson responded with a game-tying touchdown with 5:23 left in the game. Connor Frazier connected with Spencer Wilkins for a 39-yard touchdown pass to tie the game at 17. Towson would force Delaware to go three-and-out. The Tigers slowly marched into enemy territory until running back Darius Victor broke free for a 17-yard game-winning touchdown run with 49 seconds remaining in the game. He would end the game with 21 carries for 113 yards. Delaware’s last ditch attempt resulted in an interception to seal the game. Towson’s Connor Frazier finished with 181 passing yards and two touchdowns. Delaware quarterback Trent Hurley completed 50% of his passes for 156 yards and two interceptions, but had two rushing touchdowns to account for all of their scoring.
Albany 20, Maine 7: Maine drew first blood, scoring the first touchdown of the game. Quarterback Drew Belcher found Arthur Williams for a 14-yard touchdown pass. It would be Maine’s first and last score of the game. Albany would score 20 unanswered points en route to victory. Christian Dorsey returned a fumble for 60-yards for Albany’s first touchdown. Albany’s kicker Patrick Toole made both of his field goal attempts. The first was from 52 yards out and a second from 49 yards. An Albany touchdown late in the fourth quarter put the game away for good and Albany cruised to the end. It was a defensive game, neither team gained over 300 total yards. Maine outgained Albany 292-212.
Stony Brook 20, Elon 3: Elon’s woes continue for another week. The Phoenix have yet to win a conference game and fall to 1-6 overall. Stony Brook was in control of the game and did not allow any touchdowns. Stony Brook got most of their work done on the ground, while Elon took an aerial approach on offense. The Seawolf defense forced one fumble and got three interceptions. Stony Brook’s Stacey Bidell had 25 carries for 118 yards and a touchdown. James Kenner added 44 yards and one touchdown off of 12 carries for the Seawolves. Elon’s lone score came from a 41-yard field goal by John Gallagher that came early in the fourth quarter.
Rhode Island 0, Richmond 37: Walter Payton Award candidate Michael Strauss missed the game due to a fractured ankle that was sustained in last week’s game against Albany. Richmond turned to backup quarterback Michael Rocco, who was solid under center. Rocco got things going with a 38-yard touchdown pass to Reggie Diggs, it would be his only touchdown pass of the game. Peter Yoder made three field goals for the Spiders. He missed one field goal attempt but made all of his PATs. Richmond’s defense was outstanding, not only did they shutout the Rams, but they also forced six turnovers. Rhode Island quarterbacks combined f0r 11-for-28 with 118 touchdowns and five interceptions. The Rams remain winless and Richmond improves to 5-2.