St. Francis (Pa.) at Villanova

FCS Playoffs, First Round

Saturday, 2 p.m., Villanova Stadium

TV: ESPN3. Radio: 610 Sports (WTEL-AM).

Records: St. Francis 7-4, Villanova 8-3.

History: The St. Francis media guide has the Red Flash losing to Villanova in 1938, 10-0. The Villanova book lists no such game. The winner will travel next week to South Dakota State, which has an opening bye.

About St. Francis: The Red Flash, from Loretto (Pa.), are making their first playoff appearance . . . Coach Chris Vilarrial was an offensive lineman for 11 seasons in the NFL with Chicago and Buffalo from 1996-2006 . . . They're the Northeast Conference champions, having won the head-to-head tiebreaker with Duquesne . . . Zack Drayer, who completes 54 percent of his passes, has thrown for 2,357 yards, with 21 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He's also rushed for six scores, and is the punter . . . Marcus Bagley has 199 carries for 868 yards . . . Kamron Lewis has 69 catches. Nobody else has more than 22 . . . They're plus-nine in turnover ratio . . . Lorenzo Jerome has six picks and returned a kickoff all the way . . . Lance Geesey has made 12 of 20 field goals, with a long of 52 . . . They're coming off a 31-24 loss at Wagner that broke a six-game win streak.

About Villanova: The Wildcats won at Delaware last week, 41-10 . . . They're the ninth seed in the 24-team field . . . This is Andy Talley's 12th trip to the playoffs and sixth since 2008. He's retiring after this, his 32nd season . . . End Tanoh Kpassagnon, who's considered a high NFL draft pick, was named the Colonial Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Year . . . Zach Bednarczyk tied a career high with four TD passes against the Blue Hens. Matt Gudzak rushed for a career-best 121 yards on 13 carries . . . The defense is ranked third in the country, having held five of the last seven opponents to under 300 yards . . . Rob Rolle led the CAA with six picks . . . Talley is 8-2 at home in the postseason, 5-0 in openers . . . Gerard Smith, a former walk-on, has converted four of six FGs, with a long of 43. He's had one blocked.