Scores

Final

Villanova 28

(6-5, 5-3 CAA)

Delaware 27

(6-6, 4-5 CAA)

1:00 PM ET, November 18, 2006

1 2 3 4 T
VILL 0 14 7 728
DEL 13 14 0 027

Top Performers

Passing: J. Flacco (DEL) - 337 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. May (VILL) - 11 CAR, 72 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: K. Michaud (DEL) - 3 REC, 78 YDS, 1 TD

Villanova 28, Delaware 27

NEWARK, Del. (AP) -- DeQuese May ran for 72 yards and two touchdowns, and Villanova rallied from a 20-0 deficit to beat Delaware 28-27 on Saturday.

Matt Dicken's 2-yard run with 5:35 remaining capped a 14-play, 80-yard drive that gave the Wildcats (6-5, 5-3 Atlantic 10) their first lead. Villanova finished the season on a four-game winning streak.

Peter Caroppolo blocked a 32-yard field goal attempt by Zach Hobby with 1:39 remaining, and Bryan Adams intercepted Joe Flacco's final pass with 39 seconds left to seal the victory for the Wildcats, who held the Blue Hens scoreless in the second half.

Flacco completed 30 of 41 passes for 337 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score. Omar Cuff rushed for 83 yards and a touchdown for the Blue Hens (5-6, 3-5), who finished with a losing record for just the second time in 19 seasons.

Flacco's 2-yard run gave Delaware a 7-0 lead early in the first quarter. He hit Ben Patrick for a 13-yard TD with 2:08 left in the quarter, but Hobby's extra-point attempt hit the left upright -- a miscue that would come back to haunt the Blue Hens.

Hobby was also 0-for-2 on field goals, missing a 36-yard attempt early in the fourth quarter that would have given Delaware a nine-point lead.

Cuff's 2-yard run with 9:18 remaining in the second quarter put the Blue Hens ahead 20-0. But Villanova responded with a 10-play, 70-yard drive, capped by Dicken's 1-yard run.

May's first score, on a 4-yard run with 36 seconds left, cut the deficit to 20-14. Delaware took over on its own 43, and Flacco hit Kervin Michaud for a 57-yard TD that gave the Blue Hens a 27-14 advantage at halftime. Michaud caught the ball along the sideline at the 30 and waltzed into the end zone when a Villanova defender slipped.

May's 14-yard touchdown run with 4:34 left in the third quarter made it 27-21.

The Wildcats got efficient play from Marvin Burroughs, who went 15-for-23 for 206 yards and rushed for 53 more. Phil Atkinson had four receptions for 87 yards.

Four Delaware players had at least six receptions.

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