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Villanova Readies To Host Fordham Saturday

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By Matt Leon

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – After losing 41-10 to Temple in their season opener this past Friday, the Villanova Wildcats are now turning their attention to their home opener on the Main Line as they host Fordham on Saturday.

Sophomore Chris Polony started the Temple game at quarterback, but he completed just 2 of 7 passes.  It was redshirt freshman back-up John Robertson who gave the Wildcats a spark, throwing for 135 yards and rushing for a team high 78 yards and the squad’s only touchdown.

So who gets the start under center this week?

“At this point and time we are still evaluating it,” Villanova head coach Andy Talley tells KYW Newsradio.  “I’m not sure which way we are going to go.  Both guys are working real hard and we just have to make the assessment and then go with it.  I don’t want to play two quarterbacks, but at some point and time we’ve got to choose one.”

Listen to Matt Leon’s interview with Andy Talley:

Fordham hammered Lock Haven in their opener 55-0 and Talley says that offensive output didn’t come by accident.

“Fordham’s a high octane offense, they run a play every fifteen seconds.  They are very, very fast.  They try and run the Oregon package, one play right after another and they are difficult to defend.”

Talley says ball-control on offense will be a key to success for his squad.

“Defensively they’re a ’4-3′.  And they’re a team that has a lot of players back.  I think it is a team that we’ve got to try and run the ball against because we’ve got to keep their offense off the field.  So it’s going to be important for us to have a good running attack and pick our spots in the play-action game.”

The Wildcats running attack did perform well in the season opener against the Owls, as they rolled up 212 yards in defeat.

Villanova and Fordham kick-off at 6:00 pm at Villanova Stadium.

You can follow Matt on Twitter @mattleonkyw.