VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) -- Angelo Babbaro returned the second-half kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown and Villanova added scores on an interception and fumble in a 35-31 win over Hofstra on Saturday.
Babbaro opened the second half by racing almost the length of the field for a score that snapped a 21-all tie and put the Wildcats (5-3, 3-2 Colonial Athletic Conference) ahead to stay.
Just over a minute after Babbaro's score, Tim Kukucka scooped up a fumble and returned it 17 yards for another score to make it 35-21.
Hofstra (6-2, 3-2) rallied behind a 44-yard field goal by Rob Zarrilla with five minutes left in the third quarter and Everette Benjamin's 2-yard scoring run two minutes later, closing within four points. But the Pride was unable to complete the comeback, held scoreless in the final period.
Matt Dicken and Phil Atkinson ran for scores for Villanova, and teammate Martel Moody returned an interception 43 yards for a TD.
Bryan Savage went 16-for-36 for 206 yards with an interception for Hofstra, and Kareen Huggins ran 95 yards on 12 carries.