(Chester PA) on Saturday November 23 from PPL Park in Chester PA, the 2nd annual Battle of the Blue took place as Villanova Wildcats took on their archrivals the Delaware Blue Hens. Villanova trailed 34-12 through 3 quarter and Villanova came out scoring 23 straight points in the 4th quarter to come from behind to beat Delaware 35-34
Villanova Kicks Game Winning field Goal to beat Delaware 35-34. Photo Credit to Villanova University
Villanova Radio Announcer Joe Eichhorn on CBS Sports Radio 610 “its 34-32 Delaware 5 seconds left this is a 24 yard field goal, it will be snapped by Morgan Craig, spotted by Cody Pittman and Mark Hamilton makes it, Villanova would have tremendous comeback, its spotted kick is on the way the kick looks good the kick is GOOOOOOOOOOOOD and Villanova with 1 second remaining has taken a lead of 35-34”
View from Villanova Football Broadcast Booth by Joe Eichhorn on Villanova scoring 23 straight points in 4th quarter to beat Delaware 35-34
Trailing 34 to 12 , after 3 quarters, the Villanova Wildcats scored 23 unanswered points to beat Delaware 35 to 34. Nova QB John Robertson led the scoring drives with 3 TD passes, 2 to Joe Price, and pulled within 2 points. Robertson’s pass was incomplete on the 2 PAT .
Chris Gough then had one of the boldest, daring yet successful on side kick many had ever seen. As the ball was bounced slowy toward the 45 yard line Gough, almost like a sweeper in Curling followed alongside the ball, sheilded the ball and then fell on it just over the 45.
The kick recovery set the stage as Robertson ran and passd the ‘Cats into Field Goal range, where Mark Hamilton connected from 24 yards sending the Wildcats to victory. Villanova amassed 250 yards of offense in the 4th quarter and held Delaware to minus 1.
Villanova has now won 6 of the last 7 games played bewteen the arch-rivals.
The Wildcats end the season at 6 and 5, a 2 point conversion in week 7, keeping them out of the playoffs