SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R. I. (AP) -- Marvin Burroughs passed for two
touchdowns and ran for another, leading Villanova to a 48-9 win at
Rhode Island on Saturday.
Villanova (6-3, 3-3 Atlantic 10) recovered six of Rhode Island's
10 fumbles, reeling off 48 unanswered points to run away with the
Villanova's first two scores capitalized on Rhode Island
fumbles. A recovery deep in Rhode Island territory led to
Burroughs' 4-yard touchdown run, and Darrell Adams returned another
fumble 15 yards for a TD with 3:41 left in the first quarter.
Calvin Gibson added 102 yards rushing and a touchdown for
In the second quarter, Burroughs connected with John Dieser on a
39-yard scoring pass and offensive lineman Christian Gaddis
recovered a Villanova fumble and ran three yards for a score. That
gave Villanova a 27-6 halftime lead.
Rhode Island (4-4, 2-3) scored on Calvin Poole's 14-yard
touchdown run in the first and a Colin Gallagher field goal late in
D.J. Porter gained 51 yards on 23 carries for Rhode Island.
Villanova finished with 483 yards of total offense on the day to
236 for Rhode Island.