Old Dominion 66 – Albany 10
If you thought Rhody’s 35-point win over CCSU would be the biggest margin of victory in CAA football this week, you’d be wrong. Old Dominion absolutely annihilated the Great Danes, dropping Albany to 1-4 on the season. The Monarchs tallied 224 yards on the ground and seven rushing touchdowns to move to 1-0 in the CAA.
Lehigh 34 – New Hampshire 27
The UNH Wildcats suffered an absolutely heart-breaking loss as Lehigh was able to come from behind in front of their home crowd. New Hampshire held a 27-13 lead in the third quarter, but 21 unanswered points for the Mountain Hawks dropped the Wildcats to 1-2 on the season. Quarterback Andy Vailas led UNH with both a passing and a rushing touchdown but got no help from his defense in the loss.
Maine 28 – Richmond 21
The Black Bears moved to 4-1 on the year with an absolutely thrilling win over the Richmond Spiders. Maine’s defense picked off Richmond quarterback Michael Strauss three times and Marcus Wasilewski threw a 48-yard touchdown pass to Arthur Williams in what proved to be the game winner. Black Bears running back Nigel Jones also had a stellar day, racking up 115 yards and two touchdowns.
Villanova 35 – Pennsylvania 6
After starting the season 0-2, the Wildcats have stormed back with a vengeance. ‘Nova QB John Robertson tossed three touchdown passes – two of them to Poppy Livers – as he moved his team to 2-2 on the year. Conner Scott had 129 yards receiving for the Quakers, but Villanova forced four turnovers in a convincing win.
Towson 35 – Stony Brook 21
So Towson looks to be a bit scary this year, huh? After falling behind 21-10 to the Seawolves on Saturday, the Tigers ran off the next 25 points to come away with their fifth win of the season. The victory was not lacking in excitement, either. With the score 28-21 Towson and under a minute to play, Stony Brook was driving for a potential game-tying touchdown. But a Lyle Negron fumble on third down was scooped up by Towson’s Donnell Lewis and taken 43 yards to the house for the dagger.
Delaware 29 – James Madison 22
The final CAA football battle of the day saw yet another exciting game. The James Madison Dukes took a 19-7 lead into the locker room, but the Fightin’ Blue Hens took over in the second half to squeak out a win. Despite throwing two interceptions in the game, Delaware QB Trent Hurley led the charge, racking up 233 yards and three touchdown passes for the win.