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Been to several away games at Villanovs. Place is a bit of a dump but they do have some reasonable concessions when compared to other CAA away venues.

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06-10-2020 02:25 PM
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(06-09-2020 02:42 PM)fishingduke12 Wrote:  I can see Nova leading the league in ppg but i have a feeling their defense is going to let them down this year. Would be great to see 2 CAA teams make a deep run in the post season this year (i'm assuming JMU will)

This is one thing no one ever bothers to point out when discussing Villanova. Their offense has improved with Daniel Smith behind center but their defense is also going south and quick. Almost at a faster rate than the offense is improving, I'd say.

2016 (Andy Talley's last season)
Total D - 1st, 259.8 ypg. 25 TDs allowed.
Scoring D - 1st, 15 ppg.

2017
Total D - 33rd, 334.5 ypg. 19 TDs allowed.
Scoring D - 9th, 16.1 ppg.

2018
Total D - 16th, 312.6 ypg. 32 TDs allowed.
Scoring D - 31st, 23.4 ppg.

2019
Total D - 67th, 388.2 ypg. 44 TDs allowed.
Scoring D - 45th, 26.1 ppg.

They're consistently getting worse on the defensive side of the ball under Mark Ferrante each season.
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06-10-2020 03:14 PM
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(06-09-2020 11:33 PM)KickItToScotty Wrote:  I've actually never been to a game at Nova, between the matchup it should be and the October date it seems like a great year to make the trip. If that's possible of course, COVID might ruin that.

Just a heads up, I've been to every CAA football stadium from Villanova and on south all the way to Elon. Of those more southern schools, it was without question the worst atmosphere.

It makes Richmond fans look like Alabama somehow. Their fans genuinely do not care.
06-10-2020 03:20 PM
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Definitely driving up for the Nova game. We plan on making the UNC, Towson and Richmond games too. Albany is still a maybe.
06-10-2020 03:39 PM
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(06-10-2020 03:14 PM)Potomac Wrote:  
(06-09-2020 02:42 PM)fishingduke12 Wrote:  I can see Nova leading the league in ppg but i have a feeling their defense is going to let them down this year. Would be great to see 2 CAA teams make a deep run in the post season this year (i'm assuming JMU will)

This is one thing no one ever bothers to point out when discussing Villanova. Their offense has improved with Daniel Smith behind center but their defense is also going south and quick. Almost at a faster rate than the offense is improving, I'd say.

2016 (Andy Talley's last season)
Total D - 1st, 259.8 ypg. 25 TDs allowed.
Scoring D - 1st, 15 ppg.

2017
Total D - 33rd, 334.5 ypg. 19 TDs allowed.
Scoring D - 9th, 16.1 ppg.

2018
Total D - 16th, 312.6 ypg. 32 TDs allowed.
Scoring D - 31st, 23.4 ppg.

2019
Total D - 67th, 388.2 ypg. 44 TDs allowed.
Scoring D - 45th, 26.1 ppg.

They're consistently getting worse on the defensive side of the ball under Mark Ferrante each season.

Nova historically had great defenses. Losing coach Trisciani to Elon hurt them big time on the defensive side.
06-10-2020 04:09 PM
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Not caa related, but Sacramento states returning qb, who was a big reason for their rise and success last year, just entered the transfer portal with the intention of going to an fbs school.

This has happened more this offseason than I recall in prior years,,,,the fcs to fbs move.

Sure hope this doesn’t bite us in the ass in the future at some point. I think we are as immune as any because of our year to year success and most players loving jmu as a school. But it does appear to be becoming a trend around fcs.
06-11-2020 06:34 PM
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(06-11-2020 06:34 PM)Duke Dawg Wrote:  Not caa related, but Sacramento states returning qb, who was a big reason for their rise and success last year, just entered the transfer portal with the intention of going to an fbs school.

This has happened more this offseason than I recall in prior years,,,,the fcs to fbs move.

Sure hope this doesn’t bite us in the ass in the future at some point. I think we are as immune as any because of our year to year success and most players loving jmu as a school. But it does appear to be becoming a trend around fcs.

I think kids saw how the lack of pro days hurt the FCS this year and are trying to get their name out as best they can.
06-12-2020 05:33 AM
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