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7-1, 4-1 Conf

Villanova 36, Rhode Island 7

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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2015 Colonial Athletic Association Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
Richmond6-210-4
James Madison6-29-3
William & Mary6-29-4
Towson5-37-4
New Hampshire5-37-5
Villanova5-36-5
Stony Brook3-55-5
Delaware3-54-7
Elon3-54-7
Maine3-53-8
Albany2-63-8
Rhode Island1-71-10