Scores

Final

Rhode Island 7

(1-6, 0-4 CAA)

Villanova 36

(7-1, 4-1 CAA)

3:30 PM ET, October 24, 2009

Villanova Stadium, Philadelphia, PA

1 2 3 4 T
URI 0 0 7 07
VILL 7 14 7 836

Top Performers

Passing: C. Paul-Etienne (URI) - 121 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: A. Ball (VILL) - 14 CAR, 99 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: B. Harvey (VILL) - 7 REC, 77 YDS, 1 TD

Villanova 36, Rhode Island 7

Associated Press

VILLANOVA, Pa. -- Matt Szczur ran for a touchdown and threw for one to lead Villanova to a 36-7 victory over Rhode Island on Saturday, giving coach Andy Talley his 200th career victory.

The Wildcats (7-1, 4-1 Colonial Athletic Association) rushed for 376 yards behind Chris Whitney, who had 124 yards on 17 carries and Aaron Ball, who added 99 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries. It was the third time Villanova has rushed for 300 or more yards in a game.

Villanova had 500 yards of offense.

Talley is 200-120-2 in his 30th season. He was 28-18-1 in five seasons at St. Lawrence and is 172-102-1 since arriving at Villanova in 1985.

Szczur scored on a 1-yard run and threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Mikey Reynolds to help Villanova build a 21-0 lead.

Rhode Island (1-6, 0-4) scored when Chris Paul-Etienne hit Ty Bynum on a 7-yard touchdown pass with 9:59 left in the third quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
URI
VILL
1st Downs1028
Total Yards151500
Passing121124
Rushing30376
Penalties3-255-44
3rd Down Conversions5-1510-13
4th Down Conversions1-30-1
Turnovers03
Possession23:3936:21

Passing Leaders

Rhode IslandC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Paul-Etienne15/331213.710
VillanovaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Whitney11/151218.111

Rushing Leaders

Rhode IslandCARYDSAVGTDLG
Isijola4369.0031
Ferrer561.205
VillanovaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Whitney171247.3033
Ball14997.1123

Receiving Leaders

Rhode IslandRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bynum5408.0111
Leonard22110.5013
VillanovaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Harvey77711.0120
Szczur12222.0022

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERURIVILL
TD04:37Matt Szczur 1 Yd Run (Nick Yako Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERURIVILL
TD09:51Aaron Ball 4 Yd Run (Nick Yako Kick) 014
TD03:41Mikey Reynolds 3 Yd Pass From Matt Szczur (Nick Yako Kick) 021
THIRD QUARTERURIVILL
TD09:59Tyquan Bynum 7 Yd Pass From Chris Paul-Etienne (Louis Feinstein Kick) 721
TD06:05Brandyn Harvey 20 Yd Pass From Chris Whitney (Nick Yako Kick) 728
FOURTH QUARTERURIVILL
TD01:50Lawrence Doss 6 Yd Run (Chris Farmer Run For Two-Point Conversion) 736