That guy was Kyle Carpenter, an offensive/defensive lineman who may be out for the season.
The game got off to a rough start for the Rebels (0-2), who gave up two fumbles on their first two possessions.
In the first quarter, the Rebels gave up four sacks and two fumbles and managed 48 yards from scrimmage in the first half.
They didn’t get into Villanova territory until the final seconds of the second quarter.
On the brighter side, the offense turned it up a notch in the fourth quarter, as Joel Bryant ran for 62 yards on a drive that culminated with a 30-yard touchdown run. Bryant finished with 124 yards in 12 carries.
“This is a young team,” Bryant said. “There’s not much varsity experience. The guys just need to build their confidence.”
The good news is some of that experience may be back soon. Quarterback Gus Herrera’s shoulder injury is less serious than previously thought and he may be cleared in two weeks.
On the defensive side, Flintridge Prep came up big on a fourth-and-short and tallied an interception.
“The kids really responded on that one,” said Skaggs about the fourth-and-short play. “They definitely played physical on that play and clogged up the middle. I think they got tired of being pushed around a little bit.”
The Wildcats offense had two potent runners: Will Greenway and Chris Cox. Greenway ran for 113 yards with two touchdowns in 20 carries. Greenway also connected with Sammy Davis for a passing score. Cox managed 98 yards on 15 carries.