We’re back this week after a short hiatus; I hope you all will forgive me for missing Week 5 – I was on an anniversary cruise with my wife and had no WiFi. Regardless, we’re back for Week 6 Recaps and Power Rankings!
#25 Maine 0 – #14 Villanova 31
This game went entirely Nova’s way, with Maine surrendering 6 turnovers. The Wildcats jumped out to an early lead after a blocked punt gave them a short field. Backup QB Jack Schetelich hit Todd Summers for a 20 yard TD strike. After not much offense for the rest of the first quarter, Maine put together an 8 play drive taking them to the Nova 3 yard line. But a Drew Belcher fumble was scooped up by Nova’s Jaquan Amos at the 1 yard line and returned for a TD 99 yards later. On the very next drive a Chris Ferguson pass was intercepted by Malik Reaves and taken to the Maine 40. The Wildcats only needed two plays to punch it in, a 29 yard Schetelich pass to Jack Boomer and an 11 yard TD run by Taurus Phillips. Maine will host Rhode Island in Week 7 and Villanova heads to Harrisonburg to face JMU off of their bye week.
— Villanova Football (@NovaFootball) October 7, 2017
William and Mary 17 – #15 Elon 25
The Phoenix came into this game on a hot streak winning their last 5. They continued that in the first half, taking a 23 -3 lead into the half. But the Fighting Ebirts fought back, replacing starting QB Tommy McKee with Sophomore Brandon Battle. Battle was able to get the offense going, putting together a strong 14 point 3rd quarter to bring the game to 23-17 heading into the 4th. An Elon safety pushed the lead to 8 and the Tribe failed to score on the final drive of the game. Elon’s Malcom Summers ran for 81 yards, while David Cheeks went 12 for 16 for 179 yards and a TD. William and Mary will head to Delaware in Week 7 and the Phoenix head into their bye week.
— Elon Football (@ElonFB) October 10, 2017
#23 Albany 38 – #19 Richmond 41 – 2OT
In an amazing back and forth affair in Richmond, the Spiders were able to come back from a late deficit and win in the second overtime. Tied at 14 at the half, Albany jumped out to a 31-21 with 13:38 left in the 4th, but Kyle Lauletta led the Spiders to a touchdown and a FG to tie it up. Each team put a touchdown on the board in the first OT, but Ethan Starks’ 40 yard FG attempt was blocked by the Spiders in the 2nd OT. They followed up with a Griffin Trau 34 yarder to win the game. This game was decided mostly in the air as Albany held Richmond’s run game to just 60 yards and was only able to run for 77 themselves. Kyle Lauletta continued to impress; he went 24 for 40 for 353 yards and 3 TDs. Albany QB Will Brunson also played well, going 18 for 29 for 339 and 4 TDs. Albany is off in Week 7 as Richmond heads north to Towson.
Trau's 34-yard FG is GOOD! SPIDERS WIN, 41-38. pic.twitter.com/csVHwFPoFb
— Richmond Football (@SpiderFootball) October 7, 2017
#28 Delaware 24 – #18 Stony Brook 20
The first half was all Stony Brook, with the Seawolves taking a 20 – 7 lead into the half. But the second half belonged to the Blue Hens. Head Coach Danny Rocco made a change at QB, and J.P Caruso led the Blue Hens to victory by scoring 17 in the second half. Stony Brook had a drive at the end to try and tie, but a 4th down sack of Joe Carbone sealed the game for the Blue Hens. Carbone went 23 for 36 for 272 yard and 2 TDs while Caruso went 7 for 14 fo 80 yards, a TD and an INT. Stacey Bedell rushed for 80 yards on 16 carries for the Seawolves, while the Blue Hens had 3 different rushers with over 50 yards. Delaware hosts William and Mary in Week 7 while Stony Brook hosts New Hampshire.
— Delaware Football (@DelawareFB) October 8, 2017
Week 6 CAA Power Rankings (previous week)
Since I missed Week 5, the previous week rankings will be from Week 4. I think Elon’s proven they’re top of the CAA with JMU, and earned the bump over UNH.
1. James Madison (1)
2. Elon (3)
3. New Hampshire (2)
4. Stony Brook (5)
5. Villanova (6)
6. Richmond (7)
7. Albany (4)
8. Delaware (8)
9. Maine (9)
10. W&M (10)
11. Rhode Island (11)
12. Towson (12)