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Survival of the Fittest: Kats Take Down Cats

The postseason is like no other. The best teams come together until one is left standing. Along the way, they take their fair share of beatings and bruisings. The best will emerge from the rest. For Villanova and Sam Houston State, their quarterbacks were at risk entering today’s game. On Thursday, Sam Houston State discovered that their… Read More ›

Fourth Quarter Rally Extinguishes Liberty Flames

The Liberty Flames’ confidence burned brightly going into Saturday’s game. It was eternal, and wasn’t going to be extinguished by the rough weather conditions and downpour that plagued most of the day. Besides, they had overcome greater things in the past that go beyond rainfall. They upset top-5 ranked Coastal Carolina, then they came back to… Read More ›

Week In Review: The Post-Tryptophan Edition (Week of 11/24)

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend. As the tryptophan from the Thanksgiving turkey flushes itself out of our systems, we unfortunately have to gear up for the work week ahead. Before we do that, let’s take a look back at the week that was. Legends Classic Champions: It wasn’t easy, the Barclays Center… Read More ›

All-CAA Teams Announced Today: Ten Wildcats Receive Honors

The All-Conference first team, second team, and third team were announced today, along with other individual honors and awards. Ten Wildcats garnered All-CAA honors for their play this season. John Robertson was named first team All-CAA for his stellar play this season. The redshirt junior quarterback completed 67% of his passes for 2,629 yards. He boasted… Read More ›

More Last Minute Heroics in This Year’s “Battle of the Blue”

Last year, Villanova put on an amazing display of perseverance in front of their home crowd. They came from behind in the fourth quarter with a 23 point swing that came down to the final second in the fourth quarter. Villanova kicker Mark Hamilton spoiled any chances of Delaware securing a playoff spot, as he made… Read More ›

Villanova Goes Undefeated at Home for Regular Season, Beats Albany 48-31

The Wildcats came out for one last performance in front of the home crowd for the regular season. With the final home game of the season, comes Senior Night. Villanova honored a total of 25 seniors before the game in a nice pre-game ceremony under the lights. After the long-standing traditional ceremony was over, it… Read More ›

Wildcats Lose Close One Against Richmond, 10-9

There was something strange about today’s game. Both teams didn’t look right, as if they were still sporting Halloween costumes because they just weren’t themselves. Today’s game featured two high powered offenses facing off against each other. However, at the end of the first half, there were more turnovers by both teams than combined points…. Read More ›

Nova Defeats Morgan State on Homecoming Day

Villanova hasn’t won a Homecoming Game since 2010, when they beat James Madison in an intense 14-7 game. This time around, the game wouldn’t be so close… at least until the second half.

Robertson, Villanova Stuns William & Mary at Zable Stadium

Villanova’s offense was everything it was supposed to be. The Wildcats came into Williamsburg and started with the opening drive of the game. They methodically moved the ball downfield without a problem and capped off the drive with a touchdown. John Robertson connected with Kevin Monangai on a tricky shovel pass for a five yard touchdown to start off… Read More ›

Villanova Wins Fifth Straight Game, Beats Rhode Island 44-21

While many students headed home for Fall Break, Villanova football continued to work hard in preparation for their game today against Rhode Island. In the wet, overcast conditions, Villanova put up another dominant performance at home. The Rams came hobbling in with a record of 0-5 and they leave once again without a win. The… 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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