NCAA Football

Villanova Wildcats (2-2)


No. 7 Delaware beats 10th-ranked Villanova for CAA title

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Nolan Henderson threw two touchdown passes, and No. 7 Delaware beat rival and 10th-ranked Villanova 27-20 on Saturday, snapping an eight-game losing streak to the Wildcats and winning the Colonial Athletic Association season title.

The Blue Hens (5-0, 4-0) clinched one of 10 automatic bids into the FCS playoffs while Villanova (2-2, 2-2) most likely ends it season. The Division I Football Championship Committee will release the 16-team playoff bracket on Sunday.

The Wildcats had possession at their 23 with 1:08 to play, but Nijuel Hill intercepted Daniel Smith's overthrown ball on first down to seal it. Villanova had committed only one turnover this season and had gone four straight games against Delaware without one.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: D. Smith677
Passing TDs: D. Smith4
Rushing Yards: J. Covington309
Rushing TDs: J. Covington6
Receiving Yards: R. Pringle245
Receiving TDs: R. Pringle2
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2020
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/3 vs. Lehigh Postponed
9/12 at Bucknell Postponed
9/26 vs. Rhode Island Postponed
10/3 at Albany Postponed
10/10 vs. Towson Postponed
10/17 at Maine Postponed
10/24 vs. James Madison Postponed
11/7 at Stony Brook Postponed
11/14 at Delaware Postponed
11/21 vs. Elon Postponed
3/6 at Stony Brook W 16 - 13
3/13 vs. Rhode Island L 37 - 40
3/27 vs. New Hampshire Postponed
4/3 at Maine W 44 - 17
4/10 at Albany Cancelled
4/17 vs. Delaware L 20 - 27
Colonial Athletic Association
North
  Conference Overall
5 Delaware 4-0 5-0
18 Rhode Island 2-1 2-1
16 Villanova 2-2 2-2
Maine 2-2 2-2
Stony Brook 1-3 1-3
Albany 1-3 1-3
New Hampshire 0-1 0-1
South
  Conference Overall
1 James Madison 3-0 5-0
15 Richmond 3-1 3-1
William & Mary 1-2 1-2
Elon 0-4 1-5
  Conference Overall
Towson 0-0 0-0
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 1593 (59)
Passing Yards: 760 (66)
Rushing Yards: 833 (43)
Points per game: 29.3 (24)
Yards per game: 398.3 (28)
Touchdowns: 14 (54)
Field Goals: 7 (28)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 1511 (38)
Passing Yards: 942 (42)
Rushing Yards: 569 (32)
Points per game: 24.3 (54)
Yards per game: 377.8 (64)
Touchdowns: 12 (37)
Field Goals: 5 (56)