Villanova Looks To Bounce Back Saturday Against Albany

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Villanova Wildcats will look to get back on the winning track on Saturday when they welcome Albany to the Main Line.

Villanova saw its five-game winning streak come to an end last weekend as they lost at Richmond, 23-0, to fall to 5-2 on the season (3-1 CAA).

“We were out of sync a lot, offensively,” Villanova head coach Andy Talley tells KYW Newsradio. “We actually turned the ball over three times, and in a game like that, with a team like that, you can’t turn the ball over.”

Listen to the entire interview with Villanova’s Andy Talley


The Wildcats also lost starting quarterback Zach Bednarczyk to a concussion. His status for Saturday is up in the air. If he can’t go, the Wildcats would turn to back-up Adeyemi DaSilva. The sophomore relieved Bednarczyk against Richmond, going 6 of 14 for 62 yards.

“We’d have to limit our game plan for sure if (Adayemi) goes in the game,” Talley says. “We like him a lot, he’s a run threat, pass threat.”

Despite the loss, Villanova continued their trend of high-level defense against the Spiders, holding Richmond to 15 first downs and 324 yards of offense.

Now the Wildcats focus on an Albany team that is 4-2 this season (1-2 in the CAA). The Great Danes got off to a 4-0 start before losing their last two games.

“They are for real,” Talley says. “They took Richmond to the wire in three overtimes and should’ve won the game. Then they came back and went to Maine and lost in a nail biter up at Maine. Their two losses are against two very good teams.”

Last year these two teams met in Albany, with the Wildcats winning easily, 37-0.

Saturday’s game at Villanova Stadium will kick-off at 3:30 p.m.

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