Scores

Final

Villanova 38

(4-1, 2-0 CAA)

William & Mary 28

(2-2, 0-1 CAA)

1:00 PM ET, October 4, 2008

Zable Stadium, Williamsburg, VA

1 2 3 4 T
VILL 7 28 0 338
W&M 0 7 7 1428

Top Performers

Passing: C. Whitney (VILL) - 186 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: A. Ball (VILL) - 22 CAR, 137 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Szczur (VILL) - 7 REC, 78 YDS, 1 TD

Villanova 38, William &, Mary 28

Associated Press

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Christopher Whitney scored four touchdowns and accounted for 246 total yards to help Villanova hold off William & Mary 38-28 on Saturday.

Whitney completed 20 of 27 passes for 186 yards and a career-high three touchdowns. He also had 19 carries for 60 yards and a score for the Wildcats (4-1, 2-0 Colonial Athletic Association).

Aaron Ball added 139 rushing yards and a touchdown on 22 carries in the win.

R.J. Archer completed 21 of 37 passes for 307 yards with a touchdown and an interception, while adding 10 rushing yards and two scores for the Tribe (2-2, 0-1).

Whitney had a 5-yard touchdown pass to Stephen Pimm in the first quarter.

The Villanova quarterback added a 15-yard touchdown pass to Lawrence Doss and an 11-yard scoring connection to Matthew Szczur, along with a 1-yard touchdown run, that made it 35-7 at the half.

The Tribe would fight back with Archer's 44-yard passing score to Elliott Mack to make it 35-14 in the third. Archer scored twice more on touchdown runs of 3 and 6 yards in the fourth, but it would not be enough to catch the Wildcats.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
VILL
W&M
1st Downs2717
Total Yards441383
Passing186307
Rushing25576
Penalties5-324-29
3rd Down Conversions7-163-11
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers02
Possession36:3623:24

Passing Leaders

VillanovaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Whitney20/271866.930
William & MaryC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Archer21/373078.311

Rushing Leaders

VillanovaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ball221376.2132
Whitney19603.2113
William & MaryCARYDSAVGTDLG
Grimes11585.3035
Archer8101.326

Receiving Leaders

VillanovaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Szczur77811.1125
Reynolds23618.0033
William & MaryRECYDSAVGTDLG
Grimes610517.5051
Mack38327.7144

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERVILLW&M
TD07:42Stephen Pimm 5 Yd Pass From Chris Whitney (Joe Marcoux Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERVILLW&M
TD12:52Lawrence Doss 15 Yd Pass From Chris Whitney (Joe Marcoux Kick) 140
TD12:03Aaron Ball 32 Yd Run (Joe Marcoux Kick) 210
TD08:24Chris Whitney 1 Yd Run (Joe Marcoux Kick) 280
TD00:51Matthew Szczur 11 Yd Pass From Chris Whitney (Joe Marcoux Kick) 350
TD00:37Jonathan Grimes 97 Yd Kickoff Return (Brian Pate Kick) 357
THIRD QUARTERVILLW&M
TD12:52Elliott Mack 44 Yd Pass From R.J. Archer (Brian Pate Kick) 3514
FOURTH QUARTERVILLW&M
TD11:50R.J. Archer 3 Yd Run (Brian Pate Kick) 3521
FG06:15Joe Marcoux 23 Yd 3821
TD04:20R.J. Archer 6 Yd Run (Brian Pate Kick) 3828