Scores

Final

Monmouth 20

(1-1, 1-0 away)

Villanova 9

(0-3, 0-1 home)

3:30 PM ET, September 17, 2011

Villanova Stadium, Philadelphia, PA

1 2 3 4 T
MONM 0 3 7 1020
VILL 0 0 7 29

Top Performers

Passing: K. Frazier (MONM) - 220 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: B. Sloan El (MONM) - 13 CAR, 76 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Pollard (MONM) - 7 REC, 118 YDS

Monmouth (NJ) 20, Villanova 9

Associated Press

VILLANOVA, Pa. -- Monmouth's defense rose to the occasion in the final three minutes Saturday, stopping Villanova on downs as the Hawks held on to win 20-9 in the teams' first meeting ever.

Villanova (0-3) had pulled within four points, 13-9, after tackling punter Ryan Mohr in the end zone for a safety and took possession on their own 46 with 2:54 left to play. After forcing Villanova to punt, a 44-yard touchdown run by Balial Sloan El with 1:12 to play sealed the win for Monmouth.

Monmouth (1-1) had gone ahead 13-7 on Eric Spillane's second of two field goals with 11:34 left in the fourth quarter.

The Hawks passed effectively, and receiver Mitchell Pollard made seven catches for 118 yards, both career highs. They also dominated in the red zone, scoring on all three of their trips.

Hawks' quarterback Kyle Frazier threw for one touchdown and 220 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MONM
VILL
1st Downs1416
Total Yards360301
Passing220195
Rushing140106
Penalties5-445-44
3rd Down Conversions2-154-15
4th Down Conversions1-20-2
Turnovers13
Possession31:3828:22

Passing Leaders

MonmouthC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Frazier17/302207.310
VillanovaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Culicerto11/241837.601

Rushing Leaders

MonmouthCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sloan El13765.8144
Hayes9556.1018
VillanovaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Medley7537.6136
Culicerto12342.8013

Receiving Leaders

MonmouthRECYDSAVGTDLG
Pollard711816.9062
Sterling56913.8027
VillanovaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wells69816.3049
Miles44210.5018

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERMONMVILL
FG09:16Eric Spillane 32 Yd 30
THIRD QUARTERMONMVILL
TD09:32Austin Medley 36 Yd Run (Mark Hamilton Kick) 37
TD02:23Tristan Roberts 7 Yd Pass From Kyle Frazier (Eric Spillane Kick) 107
FOURTH QUARTERMONMVILL
FG11:34Eric Spillane 36 Yd 137
SF03:02Ryan Mohr Tackled By - Team In End Zone 139
TD01:12Balial Sloan El 44 Yd Run (Eric Spillane Kick) 209