Villanova quarterback John Robertson had 305 total yards in a season-opening loss to Syracuse.
Syracuse, NY (SportsNetwork.com) -
Villanova football is seeking a season of redemption after a disappointing 2013 campaign and it could take plenty of positives out of its 27-26 double-overtime loss at Syracuse in the 2014 opener for both teams Friday night.
The 12th-ranked Wildcats (0-1) pulled within 27-26 on the second possession of the second overtime when quarterback John Robertson connected with Gary Underwood on a 9-yard touchdown pass.
Coach Andy Talley kept his offense on the field in an attempt for a game- winning two-point conversion. Robertson lined up in the shot gun, took the snap and faked as though he would throw to his right. He then tried to run up the middle, but was stuffed well short of the end zone on a Robert Welsh tackle.