Lehigh 31

(1-1, 1-0 away)

Villanova 28

(0-2, 0-1 home)

6:00 PM ET, September 9, 2006

Villanova Stadium, Philadelphia, PA

1 2 3 4 T
LEH 0 14 10 731
VILL 0 21 0 728

Top Performers

Passing: S. Threatt (LEH) - 223 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: M. Dicken (VILL) - 7 CAR, 39 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: F. Trovato (LEH) - 5 REC, 73 YDS, 1 TD

Lehigh 31, Villanova 28

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) -- Sedale Threatt threw for 223 yards and two touchdowns and Matt McGowan scored on a 15-yard run late in the fourth quarter as Lehigh rallied to beat Villanova 31-28 on Saturday night, spoiling the Wildcats' home opener.

Threatt was 18-of-29 and rushed 13 times for 77 yards for Lehigh (1-1). Fran Trovato returned a punt 57 yards for a score and caught an 18-yard TD pass from Threatt, who also found Marques Thompson with an 18-yard scoring strike.

Jason Leo added a 30-yard field goal for the winners.

Junior Matt Dicken ran for touchdowns of 1 and 6 yards in the first half as Villanova (0-2) carried a 21-14 lead into halftime. In the second quarter, senior Aaron Jones added a 26-yard scoring run.

In the second half, after Lehigh got scores from Trovato and Leo, Villanova rallied again behind senior quarterback Marvin Burroughs. He capped a late 80-yard drive with a 4-yard TD run to give the Wildcats a 28-24 lead with just over 11 minutes left.

But McGowan put Lehigh ahead to stay when he scored with three minutes left in the fourth quarter.

May DeQuese led the Villanova rushing attack with 85 yards on 15 carries, and Burroughs finished 9-for-20 for 95 yards.