Scores

Final

Delaware 26

(7-4, 5-3 CAA)

Villanova 16

(2-9, 1-7 CAA)

3:30 PM ET, November 19, 2011

Villanova Stadium, Philadelphia, PA

1 2 3 4 T
DEL 3 10 0 1326
VILL 3 7 6 016

Top Performers

Passing: T. Donnelly (DEL) - 153 YDS

Rushing: J. Abdur-Rahman (VILL) - 7 CAR, 119 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: N. White (DEL) - 7 REC, 82 YDS

Delaware 26, Villanova 16

Associated Press

CHESTER, Pa. -- Sean Baner kicked four field goals, including two in the fourth quarter to help Delaware rally past Villanova 26-16 on Saturday.

The Blue Hens (7-4, 5-3 Colonial Athletic Association) led 13-10 before Jamal Abdur-Rahman's 43-yard run midway through the third quarter gave the Wildcats a 16-13 lead.

Baner then kicked a 40-yard field goal to tie it, and followed with a 29-yarder for the lead.

Ricky Tunsall intercepted a pass by Villanova's Chris Polony and returned it 54 yards for the final margin.

Baner's other two field goals were from 26 and 34 yards out.

Andrew Pierce scored the Blue Hens' only offensive TD on a 1-yard run late in the first half. It was Delaware's third straight win and snapped a five-game losing streak to the Wildcats (2-9, 1-7).

Abdur-Rahman had 119 yards and two touchdowns for Villanova, which suffered its first nine-loss season since going 2-9 in 1972.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
DEL
VILL
1st Downs2114
Total Yards334338
Passing153139
Rushing181199
Penalties3-356-46
3rd Down Conversions10-215-11
4th Down Conversions2-20-0
Turnovers13
Possession39:1520:45

Passing Leaders

DelawareC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Donnelly14/221537.000
VillanovaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Polony14/241395.802

Rushing Leaders

DelawareCARYDSAVGTDLG
Pierce401092.719
Hayes10545.4018
VillanovaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Abdur-Rahman711917.0258
Doss44711.8050

Receiving Leaders

DelawareRECYDSAVGTDLG
White78211.7035
Jones3258.3012
VillanovaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Reynolds34715.7029
Doss3299.7018

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERDELVILL
FG11:25Sean Baner 26 Yd 30
FG00:00Mark Hamilton 19 Yd 33
SECOND QUARTERDELVILL
TD13:20Jamal Abdur-Rahman 58 Yd Run (Mark Hamilton Kick) 310
FG08:27Sean Baner 34 Yd 610
TD00:12Andrew Pierce 1 Yd Run (Sean Baner Kick) 1310
THIRD QUARTERDELVILL
TD05:37Jamal Abdur-Rahman 43 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 1316
FOURTH QUARTERDELVILL
FG08:45Sean Baner 40 Yd 1616
FG02:11Sean Baner 29 Yd 1916
TD01:28Ricky Tunstall 54 Yd Interception Return (Sean Baner Kick) 2616