Delaware 38

(6-5, 3-5 CAA)

Villanova 13

(4-7, 2-6 CAA)

1:00 PM ET, November 19, 2005

Villanova Stadium, Philadelphia, PA

1 2 3 4 T
DEL 7 14 3 1438
VILL 7 0 6 013

Top Performers

Passing: F. Jankowski (VILL) - 166 YDS, 1 INT

Rushing: S. Riccio (DEL) - 14 CAR, 90 YDS, 4 TD

Receiving: J. Outlaw (VILL) - 6 REC, 40 YDS

Delaware 38, Villanova 13

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 carries.