Scores

Final

Villanova 21

(8-1, 5-1 CAA)

Richmond 20

(8-1, 6-1 CAA)

3:30 PM ET, November 7, 2009

1 2 3 4 T
VILL 7 7 0 721
RICH 0 6 0 1420

Top Performers

Passing: C. Whitney (VILL) - 277 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Forte (RICH) - 14 CAR, 57 YDS

Receiving: T. Gray (RICH) - 6 REC, 92 YDS, 1 TD

Villanova 21, Richmond 20

Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. -- Brandyn Harvey made a one-handed grab of Chris Whitney's fourth-down pass for a 29-yard touchdown with 59 seconds left and Villanova stunned Richmond 21-20 on Saturday night.

The Wildcats (8-1, 5-1 Colonial Athletic Association) ended a 17-game winning streak by Richmond, the defending national champions of the Football Championship Subdivision.

Villanova also beat the Spiders (8-1, 6-1) for the second year in a row, and did it after the Spiders went ahead for the first time with 2:22 left.

Richmond missed two field goals and two extra points, including the one after the go-ahead touchdown, as those failures proved to be the difference in the game.

The Spiders even gained one final chance to win it with a kick when they drove to the Wildcats' 17 with 10 seconds left, but Andrew Howard's 35-yard field goal try was wide left.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
VILL
RICH
1st Downs1921
Total Yards361383
Passing282297
Rushing7986
Penalties5-524-30
3rd Down Conversions7-147-15
4th Down Conversions1-12-2
Turnovers13
Possession30:3929:21

Passing Leaders

VillanovaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Whitney21/342778.131
RichmondC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Ward23/352978.512

Rushing Leaders

VillanovaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Babbaro5316.2015
Ball9212.306
RichmondCARYDSAVGTDLG
Forte14574.1014
Gaskins6223.7110

Receiving Leaders

VillanovaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Harvey67913.2129
Szczur6599.8123
RichmondRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gray69215.3143
Grayson46716.8028

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERVILLRICH
TD03:33Dorian Wells 12 Yd Pass From Chris Whitney (Nick Yako Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERVILLRICH
TD05:58Eric Ward 1 Yd Run (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 76
TD01:46Matt Szczur 23 Yd Pass From Chris Whitney (Nick Yako Kick) 146
FOURTH QUARTERVILLRICH
TD12:53Tre Gray 7 Yd Pass From Eric Ward (Eric Ward Pass To Jordan Mitchell For Two-Point Conversion) 1414
TD02:22Kendall Gaskins 1 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 1420
TD00:59Brandyn Harvey 29 Yd Pass From Chris Whitney (Nick Yako Kick) 2120