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Villanova Wildcats makes Rams TAP OUT in 35-0 Win

Villanova PA: Its getting to that point of the season where you have to win those conference games to even get notice for playoff and that is what we had on Saturday afternoon as the Villanova Wildcats took on Rhode Island Rams in CAA Play from Villanova Stadium on the Campus of Villanova University . The Wildcats would come into game with an 4-1 record overall (2-0 in CAA) and off a win over Elon on October 1 while Rhode Island enters game against Villanova with a 1-4 record (0-2 in CAA) and off a win over Brown also on October 1

Rhode Island won the toss and they would go 3 and out to start the game. Villanova would take their 1st drive and they would score touchdown by RB Javon White from 16 yards out for the early 7-0 lead, The Wildcats would add to the lead as QB finds TE Ryan Bell from 36 yards for 14-0 lead in 1st QTR. Wildcats continue to put it on in the 1st quarter with a 67 yard touchdown run by RB Aaron Forbes as the Wildcats took a 21-0 lead at the end of 1st QTR

Wildcats would continue to take it to the Rams in the 2nd quarter as Taurus Phillips brought in 8 yard touchdown catch to make it 28-0 and Rhode Island had no answer to what the Wildcats were doing. Wildcats would take a 28-0 lead into halftime.

Wildcats got ball to start the 2nd half and they would make things more challenging for the Rhode Island as they would drive down and add another touchdown this time by Matt Gudzak to make it 35-0. The defense was in full control of the Rams during the entire game. a crowd of 4,105 saw the Wildcats shutout the Rams 35-0. Wildcats would finish the game with 317 rush yards.  The last time that Villanova shutout an opponent was October 17,2015 when the Wildcats won 37-0 over Albany.  The Wildcats improve to 5-1 (3-0 in CAA) as they now hit the road against Richmond next week while Rhode Island falls to 1-5 (0-3 in CAA) and they get ready for road game at Stony Brook.

Final Stats:

Villanova Wildcats:
QB Zach Bednarczyk: 8-9 for 133 yards, 2 passing touchdowns, 8 rush attempts for 59 yards
RB Aaron Forbes: 10 rush attempts for 90 yards & rush touchdown, 1 catch for 4 yards
WR Taurus Phillips: 3 catches for 54 yards & 1 touchdown

Rhode Island Rams:
QB Jordan Vazzano: 14-30 for 75 yards, 1 INT
RB TJ Anderson: 8 rush attempts for 36 yards
WR Harlod Cooper: 3 catches for 24 yards


Villanova Coach Andy Talley: