2016 Villanova Wildcats football
ConferenceColonial Athletic Association
Ranking
STATSNo. 11
FCS CoachesNo. 13
2016 record9–4 (6–2 CAA)
Head coachAndy Talley (32nd season)
Offensive coordinatorSam Venuto (18th season)
Defensive coordinatorBilly Crocker (5th season)
Home stadiumVillanova Stadium
(Capacity: 12,500)
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →

Template:2016 CAA football standings The 2016 Villanova Wildcats football team represented Villanova University in the 2016 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by 32nd-year head coach Andy Talley and played their home games at Villanova Stadium. They were a member of the Colonial Athletic Association. They finished the season 9–4, 6–2 in CAA play to finish in a tie for second place. They received an at-large bid to the FCS Playoffs where they defeated St. Francis (PA) in the first round before losing in the second round to South Dakota State.[1] The 2016 season is Talley's final season as the Wildcats' head coach.

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 31:30 PMat Pittsburgh*No. 23ESPN3L 7–2850,149
September 106:00 PMLehigh*No. 22NNAAW 26–216,419
September 173:30 PMTowsonNo. 21
  • Villanova Stadium
  • Villanova, PA
CSNW 40–219,025
September 246:00 PMat Lafayette*No. 19WBPH-TVW 31–147,441
October 13:30 PMat ElonNo. 17NNAAW 42–710,424
October 812:00 PMRhode IslandNo. 14
  • Villanova Stadium
  • Villanova, PA
ASNW 35–04,105
October 153:30 PMat No. 6 RichmondNo. 13CSNL 0–238,700
October 223:30 PMNo. 23 AlbanydaggerNo. 16
  • Villanova Stadium
  • Villanova, PA
NNAAW 24–135,109
November 512:00 PMat MaineNo. 10FCSW 26–76,790
November 121:00 PMNo. 6 James MadisonNo. 9
  • Villanova Stadium
  • Villanova, PA
NNAAL 7–206,109
November 193:30 PMat DelawareNo. 13CSNW 41–1015,987
November 262:00 PMSt. Francis (PA)*No. 9
ESPN3W 31–212,059
December 33:00 PMat No. 7 South Dakota State*No. 9ESPN3L 7–106,154

Game summaries[edit | edit source]

at Pittsburgh[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
#23 Wildcats 0 0 7 0 7
Panthers 0 14 7 7 28




Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 1998 L 41–48

Lehigh[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Mountain Hawks 0 14 0 7 21
#22 Wildcats 6 0 14 6 26




Overall record Last meeting Result
7–5 2010 W 35–0

Towson[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 7 7 0 7 21
#21 Wildcats 7 19 0 14 40




Overall record Last meeting Result
7–5 2015 L 21–28

at Lafayette[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
#19 Wildcats 7 10 14 0 31
Leopards 0 7 7 0 14




Overall record Last meeting Result
0–4 1920 L 0–34

at Elon[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
#17 Wildcats 14 21 7 0 42
Phoenix 0 0 0 7 7




Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Rhode Island[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 0 0 0 0
#14 Wildcats 21 7 7 0 35




Overall record Last meeting Result
18–3 2015 W 24–3

at Richmond[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
#13 Wildcats 0 0 0 0 0
#6 Spiders 7 3 3 10 23




Overall record Last meeting Result
22–11 2015 W 21–20

Albany[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
#23 Great Danes 0 0 0 13 13
#16 Wildcats 7 7 10 0 24




Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 2015 W 37–0

at Maine[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
#10 Wildcats 0 10 9 7 26
Black Bears 0 0 7 0 7




Overall record Last meeting Result
10–9 2015 W 13–3

James Madison[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
#6 Dukes 7 0 3 10 20
#9 Wildcats 0 7 0 0 7




Overall record Last meeting Result
11–13 2015 L 29–38

at Delaware[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
#13 Wildcats 7 20 7 7 41
Fightin' Blue Hens 0 10 0 0 10




Overall record Last meeting Result
27–21–1 2015 W 28–21

FCS Playoffs[edit | edit source]

First Round–Saint Francis (PA)[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Red Flash 7 0 0 14 21
#9 Wildcats 17 14 0 0 31




Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Second Round–South Dakota State[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
#9 Wildcats 0 7 0 0 7
#7 Jackrabbits 7 0 0 3 10




Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Ranking movements[edit | edit source]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Final 
STATS FCS 23 22 21 19 17 14 13 16 11 10 9 13 9 11 
Coaches 22 19 18 15 14 12 11 17 13 12 11 15 11 13


References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Wildcats Announces 2016 Football Schedule". Villanova.com Official Athletic Site. February 23, 2016. http://www.villanova.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/022316aaa.html. Retrieved March 12, 2016.

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