Thursday, November 1, 2012

Kevin Monangai and John Robertson in Historical Perspective

The 2012 Villanova football team has exceeded all reasonable expectations, even if they are unable to win another game. Particularly impressive have been some of the individual performances by underclassmen. Particularly freshman quarterback John Robertson and sophomore tailback Kevin Monangai. With two games remaining, Monangai needs to gain 106 yards on the ground to become the fourth person in the history of the program to run for more than 1000 rushing yards in one season. Considering the fact that he's gone over 100 yards in three straight, and five out of his last six games, I'd say that he has a pretty good chance of making it.

John Robertson has been special. With his performance in the last game, he went over 2000 yards of total offense and scored his team-leading tenth rushing touchdown of the season. Like Monangai, Robertson also has a chance to surpass 1000 rushing yards on the season, but he would likely need to make it to the playoffs to do so. Make no mistake though, Robertson is having one of the greatest statistical seasons that a Villanova quarterback has ever had, and it is worth getting excited over his performance this season. Villanova will finally go into an offseason with a settled quarterback situation for the first time since Chris Whitney graduated.

Let's hope this team wins its next two and goes back to the playoffs, which would be a remarkable achievement.

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