Towson 6

(3-4, 0-4 CAA)

Villanova 41

(5-3, 2-3 CAA)

3:00 PM ET, October 23, 2004

1 2 3 4 T
TOWS 0 0 6 06
VILL 10 10 7 1441

Top Performers

Passing: M. Burroughs (VILL) - 232 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: M. Gibson (VILL) - 6 CAR, 53 YDS

Receiving: J. Outlaw (VILL) - 9 REC, 114 YDS, 1 TD

Villanova 41, Towson 6

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.