PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Marvin Burroughs passed for 274 yards and
three touchdowns, and ran for a career-high 93 yards, as Villanova
defeated Penn 27-20 Saturday night in a game that saw all the
scoring come in the first half.
DeQuese May caught four passes for 99 yards and two touchdowns
for Villanova (1-3). Joe Sandberg ran for 94 yards, including a
74-yard touchdown run, for Penn (1-1).
The Quakers had a chance to win the game late when they drove
from their own 32-yard line to the Villanova 10-yard line with 21
seconds remaining. After an incomplete pass, Bryan Walker ran to
the 7-yard line with nine seconds left but two final passes in the
last six seconds fell incomplete.
The game was reminiscent of last year's 28-24 Villanova victory,
when the Quakers drove inside the 5-yard line but failed to score
on the final play of the game.
Burroughs passed for 235 yards and all three touchdowns in the
first half, including a 57-yard strike to Chris Polite. Burroughs'
17-yard toss to May with 1:53 left in the half gave the Wildcats
their 27-20 advantage.
Penn had tied the score at 20-20 on Sandberg's run with 6:30
left in the second quarter. Penn's first-half attack also featured
a 60-yard punt return by Greg Ambrogi and a 26-yard halfback pass
from Sandberg to Kelms Amoo-Achampong for a touchdown.
Villanova now leads the all-time series with its local rival
6-5. The Wildcats have won all six games since the series was
renewed in 1980. The Quakers' last win was in 1911.