Saturday, 1 p.m., Villanova Stadium
TV: ESPN3. Radio: WIP (610-AM)
Records: Sam Houston State 10-4, Villanova 11-2
History: First meeting
About Sam Houston State: The Bearkats won on the road last week at Jacksonville (Ala.) State, 37-26. Didn't allow a point in second half . . . They've won seven straight . . . Jared Johnson, a sophomore who was originally going to Baylor, threw for 18 touchdowns (with 11 picks) and ran for six more operating out of the spread . . . Keyshawn Hill rushed for over 1,000 yards and 18 scores . . . WR LaDarius Brown, a transfer from TCU, averages 16.4 yards a catch . . . This is their first game against a CAA opponent.
About Villanova: Wildcats beat Liberty at home, 29-22, by scoring 15 unanswered fourth-quarter points . . . They're 7-0 at home, 7-1 at home in playoffs . . . John Robertson has thrown for 35 TDs (with 3 INTs) and rushed for 11 . . . Kevin Gulyas, a former walk-on, has 26 receptions. Nine have gone for scores . . . LB Don Cherry has 118 tackles . . . Kicking game has had its issues, which is why they don't try many field goals . . . They're 3-2 in the quarters.