Scores

Final/OT

Villanova 20

(2-1, 1-1 away)

Pennsylvania 14

(0-1, 0-1 home)

3:30 PM ET, September 20, 2008

Franklin Field, Philadelphia, PA

1 2 3 4 OT T
VILL 7 7 0 0 620
PENN 7 7 0 0 014

Top Performers

Passing: R. Irvin (PENN) - 179 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: M. DiMaggio (PENN) - 15 CAR, 69 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: P. Atkinson (VILL) - 6 REC, 81 YDS

Villanova 20, Penn 14, OT

Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Backup quarterback Chris Whitney scored on a 9-yard run on the first possession of overtime as Villanova defeated local rival Penn 20-14 on Saturday.

Penn blocked the extra-point attempt after Whitney scored, but the Quakers fumbled on their first play and Villanova's Salim Koroma recovered the ball to clinch the win for the Wildcats (2-1).

Villanova starting quarterback Antwon Young completed 16 of 26 passes for 172 yards and one touchdown, but also had four interceptions. Robert Irvin was 15-for-23 for 179 yards and a touchdown for the Quakers (0-1), who lost to the Wildcats for the seventh straight time since the series was resumed in 1999.

Penn led 14-7 on a 12-yard run by Michael DiMaggio with 9:56 left in the second quarter, but Villanova tied the score four plays later on a 38-yard pass play from Young to Matthew Szczur.

Neither team scored in the second half, although Villanova threatened on three occasions but was stopped by Penn's interceptions.

Whitney replaced Young late in the game and completed 1 of 2 passes for 10 yards and carried four times for 25 yards and a touchdown.

Villanova now has an 8-5 lead in the overall series, which started in 1905 -- but the teams didn't play from 1912 to 1999.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
VILL
PENN
1st Downs1814
Total Yards327302
Passing182192
Rushing145110
Penalties1-107-44
3rd Down Conversions5-125-13
4th Down Conversions0-00-1
Turnovers43
Possession27:1332:47

Passing Leaders

VillanovaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Young15/261726.614
PennsylvaniaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Irvin15/241797.511

Rushing Leaders

VillanovaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Young8384.8111
Ball10373.7014
PennsylvaniaCARYDSAVGTDLG
DiMaggio15694.6112
Blackmon15432.908

Receiving Leaders

VillanovaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Atkinson68113.5036
Szczur25125.5138
PennsylvaniaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Blackmon45614.0029
Derham45213.0129

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERVILLPENN
TD09:36Antwon Young 1 Yd Run (Joe Marcoux Kick) 70
TD05:39Kyle Derham 29 Yd Pass From Robert Irvin (Andrew Samson Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERVILLPENN
TD09:56Michael Dimaggio 12 Yd Run (Andrew Samson Kick) 714
TD07:56Matthew Szczur 38 Yd Pass From Antwon Young (Joe Marcoux Kick) 1414
OVERTIMEVILLPENN
TDChris Whitney 9 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 2014