Saturday, November 21, 2009

Villanova Pounds Delaware to the Turf, Wins CAA Championship

Well, that was a thumping.. although the stats don't indicate it, Villanova made Delaware its bitch today with a 30-12 victory.  Chris Whitney ran all over the Delaware defense to the tune of 138 yards.  Pat Devlin had 407 passing yards, but he also had three picks as Delaware struggled the entire game to run the ball, finishing with only 45 yards on the game.  It should be noted that Devlin's passing yardage is more a reflection on the fact Delaware was down big the whole game than Villanova playing poor defense.

Here's what I noticed

  • Chris Whitney is a stone cold killer.  He has no regard for his own body and is one of the toughest players I've ever seen put a Villanova uniform.  He ran all over the Delaware defense today and delivered some blows when guys were trying to take him down.  
  • Pat Devlin is nowhere near the player Joe Flacco was.  Cool Joe wouldn't have made all of those mistakes.  I thought Devlin looked lost in there sometimes.  Maybe he just wasn't getting protection.
  • Matt Szczur continues to astound me.  The guy is just so steady, he never disappears and can always be counted on to make a big play.  It's a rarity to have a big play threat who is as consistent as Szczur.  
  • The Defense didn't get beat on the ground, which will be key come playoff time when the weather gets colder and it's harder to pass. 
  • The kicker, Nick Yako has been pretty good this season and he's only a freshman so he can only get better he had some nice kickoffs and made three field goals and is still perfect on extra point's eleven games into the season. 
  • The Defense is forcing turnovers, which makes me happy.  
Thats it.. the selection show is tomorrow at 3 on ESPN News  go watch in the Connelly Center with the team if you don't get ESPN News (I don't.)

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