In a game where weather was not a factor, because the game was played in the Georgia Dome, Villanova came out firing on all cylinders toppling Georgia State 49-24. Their sophomore wide receiver Poppy Livers ran back a punt return touchdown to break a 32 year drought; Villanova has not returned a punt for a touchdown since 1980. They also scored their highest point total of the season by scoring 49 points, with 14 of them points coming off turnovers. The touchdown scorers for the Wildcats on the day were quarterback John Robertson who ran for a touchdown and also threw for one. Kevin Monangai scored on a rushing touchdown, and cornerback Eric Loper intercepted a pass and ran it back 32 yards for a score.
Villanova ran for over 300 yards for the second week in a row. Villanova also accumulated 470 yards of total offense on the day. It was not just the offense that helped all day; the defense had seven tackles for a loss, broke up 5 passes and had two interceptions with Ronnie Akins leading the team with eight tackles.
In addition to the big games defensively by Akins and Loper, the Wildcats also got particularly strong performances from sophomore linebacker Joey Harmon and redshirt freshman strong safety Matt McCann. Harmon tied a career high with seven tackles and McCann set a new season high with six tackles while also recording his first career interception.
With the win the wildcats are now tied for 1st in the CAA with New Hampshire at 4-1 in conference play. Following consecutive games on the road which resulted in victories by an average margin of 24.5 points the Wildcats return to Villanova Stadium next week for a Homecoming Weekend game against Towson. That contest kicks off next Saturday at 3:30 p.m.