Scores

Final

Villanova 27

(1-0, 1-0 away)

Temple 24

(0-1, 0-1 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 3, 2009

Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA

1 2 3 4 T
VILL 0 0 14 1327
TEM 0 10 7 724

Top Performers

Passing: C. Whitney (VILL) - 278 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: K. Griffin (TEM) - 21 CAR, 70 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: B. Harvey (VILL) - 9 REC, 142 YDS, 1 TD

Owls blow 10-point lead late, fall to upstart Wildcats 

Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Bill Cosby watched his Temple Owls blow a 10-point fourth-quarter lead in a 27-24 loss to Villanova on Thursday night.

Nick Yako kicked a 32-yard field goal with no time remaining after a John Dempsey interception of Temple quarterback Vaughn Charlton with 49 seconds remaining.

Villanova took over at the Temple 46 and drove to the 15 with 3 seconds remaining to set up the winning kick.

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Cosby were among those at the game, dubbed the inaugural Mayors Cup between the two area schools.

Chris Whitney completed 24 of 35 passes for 278 yards and threw two touchdown passes for the Wildcats. Villanova had dropped five straight against Division I teams and its last victory over a Division I team was in 2003, a 23-20 win over Temple in double overtime.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
VILL
TEM
1st Downs1922
Total Yards357456
Passing293317
Rushing64139
Penalties2-203-27
3rd Down Conversions5-155-9
4th Down Conversions1-20-0
Turnovers15
Possession32:1127:49

Passing Leaders

VillanovaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Whitney24/352787.920
TempleC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Charlton19/2831711.323

Rushing Leaders

VillanovaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Whitney17331.908
Wells12525.0025
TempleCARYDSAVGTDLG
Griffin21703.3114
Pierce6447.3022

Receiving Leaders

VillanovaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Harvey914215.8127
Wells34214.0019
TempleRECYDSAVGTDLG
Campbell59318.6144
Nixon17575.0175

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERVILLTEM
FG04:39Brandon McManus 25 Yd 03
TD01:01James Nixon 75 Yd Pass From Vaughn Charlton (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 010
THIRD QUARTERVILLTEM
TD14:08Ross Ventrone 59 Yd Fumble Return (Nick Yako Kick) 710
TD03:21Kee-ayre Griffin 1 Yd Run (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 717
TD00:22Tony Canci 5 Yd Pass From Chris Whitney (Nick Yako Kick) 1417
FOURTH QUARTERVILLTEM
TD14:51Michael Campbell 44 Yd Pass From Vaughn Charlton (Brandon Mcmanus Kick) 1424
FG09:58Nick Yako 27 Yd 1724
TD01:24Brandyn Harvey 6 Yd Pass From Chris Whitney (Nick Yako Kick) 2424
FG00:00Nick Yako 32 Yd 2724