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‘Nova Football’s Season Comes to an End in Heartbreaking Loss to South Dakota State, 10-7

With 1:21 left in the fourth quarter, redshirt freshman kicker Chase Vinatieri kicked a 40-yard field goal to give South Dakota State the 10-7 victory over Villanova. When the football left the foot of the nephew of Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri, the ball looked like it was going to hit the right field goal post and… Read More ›

After FCS Playoff Win, ‘Nova Football Prepares for South Dakota State

Villanova’s fast start in the first half proved to be the difference in their 31-21 first round playoff victory against Saint Francis last Saturday at Villanova Stadium. The Wildcats had 31-7 lead at halftime, scoring three touchdowns in eight minutes to jump out in front. Quarterback Zach Bednarczyk helped balance the offense by throwing for… Read More ›

Villanova Closes Regular Season with 41-10 Win in Battle of the Blue

After a tough loss on senior day, the Wildcats bounced back on Saturday with a win against arch-rival Delaware, beating the Blue Hens 41-10 in the regular season-ending Battle of the Blue. The win was much-needed in order to give Villanova any shot of making the FCS playoffs. The team is hoping to send off… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: Homecoming Weekend, Daniel Ochefu, Ryan Arcidiacono, ‘V for Villanova,’ and More!

Another Tuesday, another episode of VUBenchMob.com’s podcast, State of the Nova Nation!

‘Nova Rushing Attack, Defense Dominate Albany in Homecoming Game

After losing their first conference game to Richmond last week, the Wildcats were able to bounce back and defeat Albany, 24-13. Zach Bednarczyk was medically cleared to play the game after suffering a headache injury last week, that was originally thought to be linked to a concussion. “I felt good out there,” Bednarczyk said. “For… Read More ›

Week 1 Preview: Pittsburgh Panthers

Villanova’s defense excelled at stopping the run last season. With new starters, a new year, and an opponent that features two promising RBs, do they have what it takes to continue that success and pull off the FCS shocker?

State of the Nova Nation: Episode 4

It was another great Special Olympics Fall Festival weekend at Villanova. While campus was jam-packed with fun and games, the men’s basketball team had an exhibition game at the Wells Fargo Center. We were lucky to have volleyball’s Claire Crutchfield stop by for our weekly conversation. She comes to talk to us about the team’s… Read More ›

A Fan’s Reaction to the Rhode Island Game

I’m happy to announce that Villanova Football is finally back. Yes, the season has been underway for months now, but the team in blue and white who played has had some ups and downs. On Saturday, this team showed that it still has the might of a power to be reckoned with. But wait, there’s more! The… Read More ›

Week in Review: Changing of the Seasons (Week of 11/2)

With Mother Nature holding off the cold temperatures for another week, the 70-degree days have created a confusing weather trend in the heart of this fall season. This week, temperatures are expected to start going back to the expected weather patterns of this time of year, creating a perfect transition for sports on Villanova’s campus…. Read More ›

Defense, Running Game Shine in the Routing of the Rams

Smash mouth football was the name of the game for the Wildcats this afternoon. They came out and smacked around a weak Rams team from kickoff to the closing minutes. The game started strong for the ‘Cats, as with 5:53 to go in the first, quarterback Zach Bednarczyk would run it in from four yards out… Read More ›

About The Author

Eugene Rapay '16 created "The Bench Mob" in November 2013. He joined the Villanova Times in 2012 as a writer. A Westchester, NY native, who will bring top quality coverage of all things Villanova sports.

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