Scores

Final

Holy Cross 28

(9-3, 3-3 away)

Villanova 38

(11-1, 6-0 home)

12:00 PM ET, November 28, 2009

Villanova Stadium, Philadelphia, PA

1 2 3 4 T
HC 14 0 7 728
VILL 14 14 7 338

Top Performers

Passing: D. Randolph (HC) - 347 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: A. Ball (VILL) - 23 CAR, 99 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: B. Edger (HC) - 7 REC, 104 YDS, 1 TD

Villanova 38, Holy Cross 28

Associated Press

VILLANOVA, Pa. -- Chris Whitney threw one touchdown and rushed for a score to lead Villanova to a 38-28 win over Holy Cross on Saturday in the first round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.

The Wildcats (11-1) will host either McNeese State or New Hampshire in the quarterfinals on Dec. 5. It will be the second consecutive trip to the quarterfinals for Villanova, which lost to James Madison 31-27 last season.

Whitney, who finished with 62 yards rushing, broke a 14-14 tie in the second quarter with a 1-yard touchdown run. The Wildcats kept hold of their lead en route to their sixth straight win. They have also won 17 of their last 18 games at home.

Villanova's Matt Szczur had 130 yards receiving on seven receptions. Whitney threw for 239 yards, including a 29-yard TD pass.

Dominic Randolph threw for 347 yards and three touchdowns for Holy Cross (9-3).

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HC
VILL
1st Downs2430
Total Yards393537
Passing347239
Rushing46298
Penalties2-105-44
3rd Down Conversions3-106-12
4th Down Conversions1-22-2
Turnovers00
Possession24:1835:42

Passing Leaders

Holy CrossC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Randolph31/513476.830
VillanovaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Whitney16/2323910.410

Rushing Leaders

Holy CrossCARYDSAVGTDLG
Houghton5265.208
Chmielinski482.005
VillanovaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ball23994.3115
Babbaro10757.5131

Receiving Leaders

Holy CrossRECYDSAVGTDLG
Edger710414.9131
Chmielinski78512.1022
VillanovaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Szczur713018.6045
Wells34916.3129

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERHCVILL
TD10:11Aaron Ball 6 Yd Run (Nick Yako Kick) 07
TD04:54Dominic Randolph 2 Yd Run (Rob Dornfried Kick) 77
TD02:49Dorian Wells 29 Yd Pass From Chris Whitney (Nick Yako Kick) 714
TD00:11Alex Schneider 2 Yd Pass From Dominic Randolph (Rob Dornfried Kick) 1414
SECOND QUARTERHCVILL
TD08:58Chris Whitney 1 Yd Run (Nick Yako Kick) 1421
TD00:57Angelo Babbaro 2 Yd Run (Nick Yako Kick) 1428
THIRD QUARTERHCVILL
TD05:05Bill Edger 17 Yd Pass From Dominic Randolph (Rob Dornfried Kick) 2128
TD02:13Matt Szczur 5 Yd Run (Nick Yako Kick) 2135
FOURTH QUARTERHCVILL
TD13:37Alex Schneider 5 Yd Pass From Dominic Randolph (Rob Dornfried Kick) 2835
FG07:18Nick Yako 25 Yd 2838