Massachusetts 31

(2-1, 1-1 away)

Villanova 21

(0-3, 0-2 home)

1:00 PM ET, September 16, 2006

Villanova Stadium, Philadelphia, PA

1 2 3 4 T
UMASS 0 17 0 1431
VILL 7 7 0 721

Top Performers

Passing: L. Coen (UMASS) - 350 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: S. Baylark (UMASS) - 23 CAR, 104 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: B. London (UMASS) - 5 REC, 104 YDS, 1 TD

Massachusetts 31, Villanova 21

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) -- Liam Coen threw for 350 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdowns to lead Massachusetts to a 31-21 win over Villanova on Saturday.

Coen capped a 90-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown pass to Brad Listorti with 13:06 remaining to give Massachusetts (2-1, 1-0 Atlantic 10) a 24-14 lead. Villanova pulled to 24-21 with a touchdown run by Matt Dicken with 8:23 to go, but Coen answered with a 23-yard touchdown pass to Brandon London on the next drive to put the game out of reach.

The final scoring pass was set up by a big 57-yard kickoff return by Courtney Robinson. A 15-yard face mask penalty tacked onto the end of the return moved the ball all the way to the Villanova 20, and Coen hooked up with London two plays later.

London finished with five catches for 104 yards and Steve Baylark ran for 104 yards and a score for the Minutemen.

Marvin Burroughs threw for 245 yards and a touchdown to lead Villanova (0-3, 0-1). Running back DeQuese May scored on a 24-yard run less than a minute into the game following a 48-yard run by Phil Atkinson on a reverse on the game's first play. May added a 6-yard touchdown catch from Burroughs early in the second quarter as the Wildcats took a 14-7 lead.

Chris Koepplin booted a 33-yard field goal and Tim Washington scored on a 3-yard run as the Minutemen took a 17-14 halftime lead they would not relinquish. Massachusetts finished with 490 yards of total offense to 359 for the Wildcats.