VILLANOVA, Pa. — Junior quarterback John Robertson had a career-best passing performance and No. 8 Villanova scored 28 unanswered points in the second half to surge past James Madison by a final score of 49-3. The Wildcats overcame a 10-point deficit early in the third quarter and win the CAA Football opener for both teams.
Robertson threw for a career-high 337 yards and matched a career high with four passing touchdowns.
The teams combined for 1,131 yards of total offense, with the Dukes owning a slight edge (568-563) in that category. The total yardage in the game was just 36 yards off the single-game school record for combined total offense between Villanova and its opponent. In addition to the 337 yards passing by Robertson, the Wildcats also ran for 226 yards. Villanova has scored 99 points in its last two games, which matches the team’s highest two-game scoring output in 17 years.