Scores

Final

Villanova 42

(9-4, 5-3 away)

Appalachian St 24

(10-3, 7-1 home)

Coverage: ESPN

12:00 PM ET, December 11, 2010

Kidd Brewer Stadium, Boone, NC

1 2 3 4 T
VILL 14 14 0 1442
APP 10 0 7 724

Top Performers

Passing: D. Presley (APP) - 361 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: M. Szczur (VILL) - 16 CAR, 104 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: N. White (VILL) - 4 REC, 88 YDS, 1 TD

Wildcats WR Matt Szczur accounts for 5 TDs as Villanova advances to semifinals

ESPN.com news services

BOONE, N.C. -- Receiver Matt Szczur rushed for three touchdowns, passed for one and caught another to lead Villanova to a 42-24 win over Appalachian State on Saturday in the Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinal.

The Wildcats (9-4) will face Eastern Washington, a 38-31 winner or North Dakota State, next weekend in the semifinal.

Villanova led 21-10 after Szczur's passing score to Norman White for 54 yards and his 31-yard touchdown catch from Chris Whitney. Szczur's 25-yard run in the second marked the first time he's passed, caught and rushed for a score in one game. The receiver also had rushing scores of 2 and 1 yard.

Whitney's 5-yard run gave Villanova a 42-24 lead.

DeAndre Presley threw two touchdown passes of 14 and 38 yards -- both in the second half -- for Appalachian State (10-3). The Mountaineers scored on their opening drive, with Travaris Cadet's 46-yard run.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
VILL
APP
1st Downs2121
Total Yards449461
Passing164361
Rushing285100
Penalties3-152-28
3rd Down Conversions4-105-19
4th Down Conversions0-04-9
Turnovers12
Possession32:5927:01

Passing Leaders

VillanovaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Whitney12/161066.610
Appalachian StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Presley31/563616.421

Rushing Leaders

VillanovaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Szczur161046.5324
Ball79513.6060
Appalachian StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cadet12806.7146
Presley14221.6011

Receiving Leaders

VillanovaRECYDSAVGTDLG
White48822.0154
Szczur5459.0130
Appalachian StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Moore59318.6074
Quick46817.0138

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERVILLAPP
TD13:48Travaris Cadet 46 Yd Run (Jason Vitaris Kick) 07
TD08:18Matt Szczur 2 Yd Run (Mark Hamilton Kick) 77
FG02:12Jason Vitaris 19 Yd 710
TD00:21Norman White 54 Yd Pass From Matt Szczur (Mark Hamilton Kick) 1410
SECOND QUARTERVILLAPP
TD11:41Matt Szczur 30 Yd Pass From Chris Whitney (Mark Hamilton Kick) 2110
TD05:17Matt Szczur 24 Yd Run (Mark Hamilton Kick) 2810
THIRD QUARTERVILLAPP
TD04:39Ben Jorden 14 Yd Pass From DeAndre Presley (Jason Vitaris Kick) 2817
FOURTH QUARTERVILLAPP
TD14:12Matt Szczur 1 Yd Run (Mark Hamilton Kick) 3517
TD11:46Brian Quick 38 Yd Pass From DeAndre Presley (Jason Vitaris Kick) 3524
TD09:51Chris Whitney 5 Yd Run (Mark Hamilton Kick) 4224