VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) -- Quarterback Sonny Riccio ran for 94 yards
and four touchdowns as Delaware topped Villanova 38-13 on Saturday.
Riccio scored on runs of 23 and 6 yards in the second quarter
and the Blue Hen defense forced a pair of fumbles by Villanova
quarterback Frank Jankowski, setting up Riccio's other two scoring
runs in the fourth to wrap up the game.
Omar Cuff added 125 yards and one touchdown for the Blue Hens
(6-5, 3-5 Atlantic 10).
Matt Dicken and DeQuese May each scored on 2-yard runs for
Villanova (4-7, 2-6). Brian Hulea had 13 tackles for the Wildcats
to become Villanova's all-time leader in tackles with 431.
Delaware took a 21-7 lead at halftime on Riccio's two runs and
Cuff's TD. Dicken pulled the Wildcats to 21-13 with his short TD
run early in the third, but Delaware responded with a 34-yard field
goal by Zach Hobby with 2:42 left in the third before Riccio's two
fourth-quarter runs put the game away.
Riccio was efficient through the air, going 11-for-19 for 128
yards and no interceptions and pacing a ground attack that picked
up 228 yards and five TDs on 45 carries.
Jankowski led the Wildcats with 166 yards on 23-for-36 passing
with one interception and fumbled twice in the final quarter.
Martin Gibson led Villanova on the ground with 86 yards on 13