The Wildcats (3-0) finished with six sacks, taking the game's first lead at 7-0 in the first quarter when Matt Szczur scored on an 87-yard kickoff return. Terence Thomas led Villanova's defense with 10 tackles and two sacks.
Penn's Andrew Sampson kicked a 22-yard field goal in the Quakers' first game of the season. But Young's 5-yard touchdown pass to Harvey in the third quarter gave the Wildcats enough cushion to pull away.
Young finished with 21 yards passing and led Villanova with 36 yards on the ground.