Scores

Final

Villanova 44

(5-1, 3-0 CAA)

Rhode Island 7

(2-6, 0-4 CAA)

12:00 PM ET, October 18, 2008

Meade Stadium, KINGSTON, RI

1 2 3 4 T
VILL 7 14 14 944
URI 7 0 0 07

Top Performers

Passing: A. Young (VILL) - 98 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: A. Ball (VILL) - 10 CAR, 95 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: P. Atkinson (VILL) - 5 REC, 108 YDS, 2 TD

Villanova 44, Rhode Island 7

Associated Press

KINGSTON, R.I. -- Phil Atkinson scored three touchdowns as Villanova routed Rhode Island 44-7 on Saturday.

Atkinson's first score was an 84-yard touchdown reception from Christopher Whitney that tied the game at 7 in the first quarter. He added a 10-yard run in the third quarter and a 3-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter.

Atkinson finished with 5 catches for 108 yards for Villanova (5-1, 3-0 Colonial Conference). Aaron Ball added 95 yards on 10 carries.

Rhode Island (2-6, 0-4) took an early lead when quarterback Derek Cassidy ended a nine-play, 80 yard drive with a 21-yard run with 4:42 remaining in the first quarter.

Atkinson's first scoring reception came 41 seconds later. Villanova made it 14-7 when backup quarterback Antwon Young hit Angelo Babbaro for a 60-yard scoring catch. Babbaro scored again in the final moments of the first half with a 1-yard run that gave Villanova a 21-7 lead.

Ball increased Villanova's lead to 28-7 on a 34-yard touchdown run on the first play of the second half. Atkinson's touchdown run and final touchdown reception, on a toss from Young, made it 42-7. A safety by Damian Kelley ended the scoring.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
VILL
URI
1st Downs2016
Total Yards516220
Passing261196
Rushing25524
Penalties4-265-55
3rd Down Conversions6-122-12
4th Down Conversions0-12-3
Turnovers23
Possession29:1030:50

Passing Leaders

VillanovaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Whitney10/1216313.610
Rhode IslandC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Cassidy22/341715.002

Rushing Leaders

VillanovaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ball10959.5134
Adeyemi7507.1020
Rhode IslandCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hughes9444.9019
Lawrence1-1-1.000

Receiving Leaders

VillanovaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Atkinson510821.6284
Babbaro37424.7160
Rhode IslandRECYDSAVGTDLG
Leonard67212.0025
Bellini4379.3013

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERVILLURI
TD04:42Derek Cassidy 21 Yd Run (Louis Feinstein Kick) 07
TD04:01Phil Atkinson 84 Yd Pass From Chris Whitney (Joe Marcoux Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERVILLURI
TD03:41Angelo Babbaro 60 Yd Pass From Antwon Young (Joe Marcoux Kick) 147
TD00:28Angelo Babbaro 1 Yd Run (Joe Marcoux Kick) 217
THIRD QUARTERVILLURI
TD14:43Aaron Ball 34 Yd Run (Joe Marcoux Kick) 287
TD05:00Phil Atkinson 10 Yd Run (Joe Marcoux Kick) 357
FOURTH QUARTERVILLURI
TD07:15Phil Atkinson 3 Yd Pass From Antwon Young (Joe Marcoux Kick) 427
SF06:24D.J. Stefkovich Tackled By Damian Kelley In End Zone 447