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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.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: W. Brunson499
Passing TDs: W. Brunson2
Rushing Yards: K. Mofor203
Rushing TDs: K. Mofor3
Receiving Yards: J. Diggs220
Receiving TDs: J. Crockett1
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2017
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/2 at Old Dominion L 17 - 31
9/9 at Morgan State W 26 - 0
9/16 vs. Monmouth W 28 - 14
9/23 vs. Villanova 4:00 PT5:00 MT6:00 CT7:00 ET11:00 GMT7:00 北京时间4:00 MST6:00 EST
9/30 at Elon 11:00 PT12:00 MT1:00 CT2:00 ET6:00 GMT2:00 北京时间11:00 MST1:00 EST
10/7 at Richmond 12:00 PT1:00 MT2:00 CT3:00 ET7:00 GMT3:00 北京时间12:00 MST2:00 EST
10/21 vs. Maine 12:30 PT1:30 MT2:30 CT3:30 ET7:30 GMT3:30 北京时间12:30 MST2:30 EST
10/28 vs. Rhode Island 10:00 PT11:00 MT12:00 CT1:00 ET5:00 GMT1:00 北京时间10:00 MST12:00 EST
11/4 at Stony Brook 10:00 PT11:00 MT12:00 CT1:00 ET5:00 GMT1:00 北京时间10:00 MST12:00 EST
11/11 at Delaware 12:30 PT1:30 MT2:30 CT3:30 ET8:30 GMT4:30 北京时间1:30 MST3:30 EST
11/18 vs. New Hampshire 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: 941 (66)
Passing Yards: 522 (70)
Rushing Yards: 419 (49)
Points per game: 23.7 (64)
Yards per game: 313.7 (83)
Touchdowns: 9 (53)
Field Goals: 4 (29)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 731 (21)
Passing Yards: 511 (44)
Rushing Yards: 220 (23)
Points per game: 15.0 (17)
Yards per game: 243.7 (8)
Touchdowns: 6 (32)
Field Goals: 1 (37)
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