Scores

Final

Pennsylvania 14

(0-2, 0-1 away)

Villanova 34

(3-1, 1-0 CAA)

6:00 PM ET, September 22, 2007

Villanova Stadium, Philadelphia, PA

1 2 3 4 T
PENN 14 0 0 014
VILL 7 3 10 1434

Top Performers

Passing: A. Young (VILL) - 241 YDS, 4 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: A. Ball (VILL) - 12 CAR, 59 YDS

Receiving: P. Atkinson (VILL) - 5 REC, 112 YDS, 3 TD

Villanova 34, Penn 14

Associated Press

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) -- Villanova's Antwon Young threw four touchdown passes -- three in the second half -- and the Wildcat defense picked off seven passes in a 34-14 win over Penn on Saturday night.

Young hooked up with Phil Atkinson for three touchdowns -- including a 47-yarder in the fourth quarter -- for the Wildcats (3-1), who recovered from a 14-10 halftime deficit by picking off five passes and shutting down Penn in the second half.

Villanova intercepted Penn starter Robert Irvin five times, and Bryan Walker relieved Irvin but threw two interceptions of his own. Villanova's John Dempsey picked off two passes as the Wildcats turned six of Penn's eight turnovers into scores.

Young finished with 241 yards on 16-for-32 passing and Atkinson caught five passes for 112 yards. Matthew Sherry added a 10-yard TD catch in the fourth for Villanova.

Penn (0-2) got one touchdown pass each from Irvin and Walker in the first quarter but couldn't sustain much offense after that. The Quakers picked up just 45 yards rushing.

Villanova's Joe Marcoux kicked a 21-yard field goal in the second quarter that was set up by Dempsey's first interception. Dempsey's second pick set up Atkinson's 47-yard touchdown catch from Young.

The game was Penn's first visit to Villanova since 2002. The teams had met each year since 2004 at Penn's Franklin Field, with Villanova winning three of those meetings.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
PENN
VILL
1st Downs1616
Total Yards293356
Passing248241
Rushing45115
Penalties2-207-70
3rd Down Conversions4-146-18
4th Down Conversions1-12-2
Turnovers82
Possession26:1533:45

Passing Leaders

PennsylvaniaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Irvin15/271555.715
VillanovaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Young16/322417.541

Rushing Leaders

PennsylvaniaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Walker9293.209
DiMaggio8243.006
VillanovaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ball12594.9033
Dicken11373.4043

Receiving Leaders

PennsylvaniaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lepisto1112311.2131
Lawrence45513.8027
VillanovaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Atkinson511222.4347
Sherry46416.0124

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERPENNVILL
TD11:52Kyle Derham 17 Yd Pass From Robert Irvin (Andrew Samson Kick) 70
TD07:45Phil Atkinson 33 Yd Pass From Antwon Young (Joe Marcoux Kick) 77
TD04:45Braden Lepisto 7 Yd Pass From Bryan Walker (Andrew Samson Kick) 147
SECOND QUARTERPENNVILL
FG01:00Joe Marcoux 21 Yd 1410
THIRD QUARTERPENNVILL
TD09:58Phil Atkinson 10 Yd Pass From Antwon Young (Joe Marcoux Kick) 1417
FG06:58Joe Marcoux 29 Yd 1420
FOURTH QUARTERPENNVILL
TD14:55Matt Sherry 10 Yd Pass From Antwon Young (Joe Marcoux Kick) 1427
TD11:22Phil Atkinson 47 Yd Pass From Antwon Young (Joe Marcoux Kick) 1434