Villanova crushed rival Delaware 55-33 on Senior Day

Villanova, PA – November 23, 2019 — If you follow any level of football you, will rarely see an offensive performance like Villanova’s senior Wide Receiver Changa Hodge put up against rival Delaware, in route to a 55-33 victory. Hodge tallied 8 catches for 236 total yards and 4 touchdowns! And the Wildcats were hungry for more.

While both teams each had over 500 total offensive yards, Nova dominated the game with 8 touchdowns, including 4 touchdown pass connections from Daniel Smith to Hodge, and a solo TD run by Smith.

Key scoring plays by quarter — First Quarter —

  • Nova – QB Daniel Smith 3 yard run for a touchdown
  • Nova – Wide Receiver Zac Kerxton on a 33-yard TD pass from Smith
  • Delaware – Running Back Will Knight 68-yard TD run
  • Nova – Wide Receiver Changa Hodge 16-yard TD from Smith
    • Nova led at the end of the 1st quarter 20-7

— Second Quarter —

  • Nova – Hodge 82-yard TD pass from Smith
  • Delaware – Running Back Knight 1-yard TD run
  • Nova – Running Back Dee Wil Barlee 1-yard TD run
  • Delaware – Jake Roth 42-yard field goal
    • Nova led at the half 34-17

— Third Quarter —

  • Nova – Hodge 43-yard TD reception from Smith
  • Nova – Hodge 37-yard TD catch from Smith
    • Nova led at the end of the quarter 48-17, and rested many of their starters

— Fourth Quarter —

  • Delaware – Wide Receiver Thyrick Pitts 21-yard TD reception from QB Pat Kehoe
  • Nova – Running Back Jalen Jackson 1-yard TD run
  • Delaware – Wide Receiver Gene Coleman II 6-yard TD catch from Kehoe

The decisive win against Delaware ended Villanova’s regular season with a record of 9-3. The FCS playoff picture is shaping up nicely for the Wildcats, which should become clearer this week.

[Photos by Rick Pettine]

[Article by Rick Pettine]

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