PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Villanova Wildcats will look to bounce back from last weekend’s painful loss to New Hampshire on Saturday when they welcome Maine to the Main Line.
The Wildcats (4-3, 3-1 in the Colonial Athletic Association) lost to UNH, 29-28. Villanova actually trailed 21-14 late in the fourth quarter, then scored two touchdowns less than a minute apart to take a 28-21 lead with 1:09 left. But New Hampshire, with the help of a key personal foul penalty on the ensuing kick-off, went down the field and scored with 14 seconds left – then went for two and the win, and got it, breaking Villanova’s hearts.
“We made some mistakes on the last drive and they ended up going for two and winning the game,” Villanova head coach Andy Talley tells KYW Newsradio. “It was a bitter loss for us. It was (a game) we needed and now we’re really up against the wall.”
Even in defeat, it was another huge day for Villanova quarterback John Robertson. The sophomore rushed for 256 yards and three touchdowns, while completing 15 of 17 passes for another 122 yards. In his last two games, Robertson has rushed for 406 yards and six touchdowns while completing 32 of 35 passes (91%) for 304 yards and two more scores.