Scores

Final/OT

Maine 17

(1-2, 0-1 CAA)

Villanova 24

(2-1, 1-0 CAA)

6:00 PM ET, September 15, 2007

Villanova Stadium, Philadelphia, PA

1 2 3 4 OT T
MAIN 7 0 0 10 017
VILL 0 7 3 7 724

Top Performers

Passing: A. Young (VILL) - 178 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Fluellen (MAIN) - 24 CAR, 170 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: M. Dicken (VILL) - 3 REC, 72 YDS, 1 TD

Villanova 24, Maine 17

Associated Press

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) -- Villanova's Matt Dicken tied the game with a long touchdown catch and then ran for the game-winning score in overtime as the Wildcats beat Maine 24-17 on Saturday night.

Villanova (2-1, 1-0 Colonial Athletic Association) had the first possession in overtime and ran the ball five straight times with Dicken punching it in from 3 yards out on third-and-goal. The Wildcat defense held Maine to 2 yards and forced three incomplete passes in OT to seal the victory.

Jhamal Fluellen rushed for 170 yards and two scores, including a 50-yard dash with 7:19 left in the fourth quarter that gave Maine (1-2, 0-1) a 17-10 lead. Dicken hauled in a 67-yard touchdown pass from Antwon Young on the next possession to tie the game with 6:17 left in regulation.

The Black Bears had a chance to win in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter but Devin McNeill's 28-yard field goal attempt went wide right.

Dicken finished with 112 yards on 25 carries and caught three passes for 72 yards. Young threw for 178 yards and a 23-yard touchdown pass to Anton Ridley in the second quarter that made it 7-7 at halftime.

Joe Marcoux kicked a 28-yard field goal in the third quarter to give the Wildcats a 10-7 lead. McNeill tied the game early in the fourth with a 26-yarder of his own.

Villanova held Maine to just 66 yards on 11-for-26 passing and outgained the Black Bears 320 yards to 252.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MAIN
VILL
1st Downs1219
Total Yards252320
Passing66178
Rushing186142
Penalties3-255-28
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers02
Possession26:4633:14

Passing Leaders

MaineC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Farkes7/16472.900
VillanovaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Young16/221788.121

Rushing Leaders

MaineCARYDSAVGTDLG
Fluellen241707.120
Farkes6254.200
VillanovaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dicken251124.510
Young18402.200

Receiving Leaders

MaineRECYDSAVGTDLG
Pierre4328.000
Walcott2115.500
VillanovaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Dicken37224.010
Ridley34113.710

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMAINVILL
TD04:31Jhamal Fluellen 1 Yd Run (Devin Mcneill Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERMAINVILL
TD09:58Anton Ridley 23 Yd Pass From Antwon Young (Joe Marcoux Kick) 77
THIRD QUARTERMAINVILL
FG06:55Joe Marcoux 28 Yd 710
FOURTH QUARTERMAINVILL
FG12:07Devin Mcneill 26 Yd 1010
TD07:19Jhamal Fluellen 50 Yd Run (Devin Mcneill Kick) 1710
TD06:17Matt Dicken 67 Yd Pass From Antwon Young (Joe Marcoux Kick) 1717
OVERTIMEMAINVILL
TDMatt Dicken 3 Yd Run (Joe Marcoux Kick) 1724