QB Chris Whitney ran for three touchdowns and threw for another in Villanova's 28-7 blowout of #14 Richmond in a matchup of the last two FCS champions. Villanova came into this game ranked at #5 in the FCS top 25 coaches poll and should find themselves rising after this big win and a few key losses by teams above them.
Coming into this weekend, the top 5 in the FCS standings looked like this.
|Stephen F. Austin
|William & Mary
Stephen F Austin lost to Texas St. this weekend 27-24. William & Mary also lost to North Carolina. That gives both of those teams three losses to Villanova's two. So there's a very real chance that the Wildcats could find themselves at #3 in the FCS top 25 on Monday. Next up for Nova is a road game against the 2-5 Rhode Island Rams. I actually had a chance to see Rhode Island play this season as they visited Fordham and lost. That should be a very winnable game for this Villanova squad.