VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) -- Marvin Burroughs completed 18-of-28 passes
for 232 yards and a pair of touchdowns against the No. 1 passing
defense in Division I-AA as the Villanova Wildcats beat the Towson
Tigers 41-6 on Saturday.
In the first quarter, Burroughs went 8-for-12 for 85 yards
against a Towson team that had given up just 100.3 yards per game
through the air and had not allowed an opponent to complete a pass
in two games.
Leading 3-0, Villanova (5-3, 2-3 Atlantic-10) took a 10-0 lead
on an 11-yard touchdown pass from Burroughs to J. J. Outlaw. Terry
Butler's two-yard touchdown run gave the Wildcats a 17-0 lead. Adam
James' second field goal of the half, a 21-yard boot, gave
Villanova a 20-0 halftime margin.
Towson (3-4, 0-4) notched the opening score of the second half,
a 6-yard touchdown pass from Andrew Goldbeck to Eric Yancey, but
the extra point attempt was blocked.
Villanova then scored 21 unanswered points, beginning with a
touchdown when Burroughs fumbled on the goal line after a 7-yard
run and Curtis Waltman recovered the ball in the end zone.
Burroughs later threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Waltman and Dan
Silva scored on a 20-yard interception return.
For the game, Outlaw had 9 catches for 114 yards. Matthew
Brunetti had 49 yards on 12 carries and Goldbeck went 12-of-23
passing for 79 yards to lead Towson.