Friday, September 9, 2011

Villanova-Towson Preview

After last Thursday's clusterfuck against Temple, the Villanova football team will look to exorcise their demons when they head to Maryland to take on Towson on Saturday at 7 PM. Villanova has not lost to Towson since they lost two in a row from 2005-2006. In series history, Villanova is five and two in seven total meetings since the series began in 2004. Last week, Towson beat Morgan State 42-3, so this team appears that it can score some points, and let's be honest, we don't know how good (or bad) this Villanova team is yet.

Here are some things you should look for:
  1. Dustin Thomas- After a pretty miserable first game, it will be interesting to see how Dustin Thomas adapts this week, and how long his leash will be for the remainder of the season. Hopefully he doesn't throw off his back foot nearly as often. We shall see.
  2. Defense- Well, the defense that was supposed to be a strength of this team was utterly terrible last week. They should have plenty of motivation since they've probably been getting yelled at all week by their coaches. If Towson scores anywhere near the 42 points that they scored last week against Morgan State, Villanova's defense (and its season) is in serious trouble. PASS COVERAGE PLEASE!
  3. Special Teams- After being a strength for the past four seasons, the return game was very "meh" last week. Improvement is imperative, especially if the offense has a difficult time moving the ball.
  4. Protection- Dustin Thomas was running for his life last week.. That can't happen again.
The game is on 950 AM radio in Philadelphia listen.

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