Scores

Final

Villanova 21

(9-2, 7-1 CAA)

Delaware 7

(4-8, 2-6 CAA)

2:30 PM ET, November 22, 2008

Delaware Stadium, Newark, DE

1 2 3 4 T
VILL 0 14 7 021
DEL 0 0 0 77

Top Performers

Passing: R. Schoenhoft (DEL) - 115 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: A. Ball (VILL) - 20 CAR, 105 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: M. Johnston (DEL) - 4 REC, 81 YDS, 1 TD

Villanova 21, Delaware 7

Associated Press

NEWARK, Del. -- Aaron Ball ran for 105 yards and two touchdowns to lead Villanova to a 21-7 victory over Delaware on Saturday.

Villanova (9-2, 7-1 Colonial Athletic Association), which outgained the Blue Hens 377-175, finished with its first nine-victory season since winning a school-record 12 games in 1997.

Villanova ran for 317 yards behind Ball, Chris Whitney (23 carries, 102 yards) and Matthew Szczur (13 carries, 96 yards).

Villanova scored twice in the final 7 minutes of the second quarter to take control.

Whitney's 1-yard touchdown run capped a 10-play, 65-yard drive.

Then, after the Wildcats stopped the Blue Hens (4-8, 2-6) on a fourth-and-1 at their 40, Ball broke off a 51-yard touchdown run to give Villanova a 14-0 advantage.

Ball added a 1-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, finishing a seven-play, 62-yard drive.

After setting school records with only 53 yards and three first downs in a loss to Richmond last week, Delaware avoided being shut out at home for the first time since 1983 when Robby Schoenhoft hit Martwain Johnston on a 34-yard scoring pass with 7:51 remaining.

Schoenhoft came off the bench to go 8 of 19 for 115 yards.

Delaware finished with the first eight-loss season in school history.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
VILL
DEL
1st Downs229
Total Yards377175
Passing60137
Rushing31738
Penalties6-656-56
3rd Down Conversions6-173-14
4th Down Conversions0-30-2
Turnovers12
Possession39:3620:24

Passing Leaders

VillanovaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Whitney10/16654.100
DelawareC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Schoenhoft8/191156.111

Rushing Leaders

VillanovaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ball201055.3251
Whitney231024.4115
DelawareCARYDSAVGTDLG
Michaud9252.8013
Ritacco372.305

Receiving Leaders

VillanovaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Atkinson4266.5014
Harvey22010.0014
DelawareRECYDSAVGTDLG
Johnston48120.3140
Jabbie22110.5016

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERVILLDEL
TD06:54Chris Whitney 1 Yd Run (Joe Marcoux Kick) 70
TD03:39Aaron Ball 51 Yd Run (Joe Marcoux Kick) 140
THIRD QUARTERVILLDEL
TD04:08Aaron Ball 1 Yd Run (Joe Marcoux Kick) 210
FOURTH QUARTERVILLDEL
TD07:51Martwain Johnston 34 Yd Pass From Rob Schoenhoft (Jon Striefsky Kick) 217