Scores

Final

New Hampshire 13

(8-2, 5-2 CAA)

Villanova 24

(7-2, 5-1 CAA)

3:30 PM ET, November 8, 2008

Villanova Stadium, Philadelphia, PA

1 2 3 4 T
UNH 7 3 3 013
VILL 0 14 0 1024

Top Performers

Passing: R. Toman (UNH) - 264 YDS

Rushing: R. Simpson (UNH) - 12 CAR, 53 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Boyle (UNH) - 5 REC, 101 YDS

Villanova 24, New Hampshire 13

Associated Press

VILLANOVA, Pa. -- Phil Atkinson scored on a 17-yard run and Joe Marcoux kicked a late field goal as Villanova topped New Hampshire 24-13 on Saturday in a matchup of top 10 Football Championship Subdivision teams.

Atkinson and Antwon Young scored on the ground for Villanova (7-2, 5-1 Colonial Athletic Association). The Wildcats also got a touchdown pass from Chris Whitney to Brandyn Harvey, but did most of their damage on the ground, rushing for 222 yards as a team. Aaron Ball led the way with 73 yards and Whitney had 70 while Matthew Szczur added 40 yards on nine carries.

Robert Simpson scored on a 3-yard run in the first quarter for New Hampshire (7-2, 4-2). Tom Bishop added two field goals, including a 23-yarder that cut Villanova's lead to 14-13 with 6:53 left in the third. But Bishop missed a field goal later in the third. New Hampshire threatened in the fourth, driving down to the Villanova 29-yard line with :22 left, but turned the ball over on downs.

R.J. Toman was 18-for-28 for 264 yards for New Hampshire but was sacked five times, while Mike Boyle had five catches for 101 yards. Whitney was 10-for-14 for 80 yards with one interception for Villanova.

Villanova held New Hampshire to just 50 yards rushing on 34 carries.

Villanova came into the game ranked No. 6 in The Sports Network poll and No. 8 in the FCS Coaches Poll. New Hampshire was ranked eighth and seventh, respectively.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNH
VILL
1st Downs1522
Total Yards314342
Passing264120
Rushing50222
Penalties9-540-0
3rd Down Conversions5-137-12
4th Down Conversions0-11-1
Turnovers12
Possession27:4432:16

Passing Leaders

New HampshireC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Toman18/282649.400
VillanovaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Whitney10/14805.711

Rushing Leaders

New HampshireCARYDSAVGTDLG
Simpson12534.4113
Kackert5132.608
VillanovaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ball15734.9019
Whitney11706.4016

Receiving Leaders

New HampshireRECYDSAVGTDLG
Boyle510120.2033
Sicko35317.7041
VillanovaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Harvey55110.2115
Babbaro22412.0015

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUNHVILL
TD04:18Robert Simpson 3 Yd Run (Tom Bishop Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERUNHVILL
TD12:28Antwon Young 3 Yd Run (Joe Marcoux Kick) 77
FG09:31Tom Bishop 36 Yd 107
TD05:17Brandyn Harvey 5 Yd Pass From Chris Whitney (Joe Marcoux Kick) 1014
THIRD QUARTERUNHVILL
FG06:53Tom Bishop 23 Yd 1314
FOURTH QUARTERUNHVILL
TD08:56Phil Atkinson 17 Yd Run (Joe Marcoux Kick) 1321
FG01:33Joe Marcoux 35 Yd 1324