Scores

Final

Towson 7

(1-2, 0-1 CAA)

Villanova 43

(2-1, 1-0 CAA)

3:30 PM ET, September 18, 2010

Villanova Stadium, Philadelphia, PA

1 2 3 4 T
TOWS 0 0 7 07
VILL 9 27 7 043

Top Performers

Passing: C. Whitney (VILL) - 115 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: A. Ball (VILL) - 8 CAR, 100 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Wells (VILL) - 4 REC, 75 YDS, 2 TD

Villanova 43, Towson 7

Associated Press

VILLANOVA, Pa. -- Villanova quarterback Chris Whitney threw two touchdown passes and ran for two more as the Wildcats defeated Towson 43-7 in the teams' Colonial Athletic Association opener on Saturday.

The Villanova defense put the Wildcats (2-1) on the board early with a first-quarter safety, which was followed by a 9-yard touchdown run by Whitney.

Whitney threw touchdown passes of 22 and 17 yards to Dorian Wells and Angelo Babbaro, respectively, as Villanova scored 27 second-quarter points and led 36-0 at halftime.

The Wildcats extended their lead to 43-0 after Whitney's second rushing touchdown, a 1-yarder in the third quarter.

Towson (1-2) managed only 180 total yards of offense and was outrushed by 226 yards.

A 59-yard touchdown pass from Bart Blanchard to Hakeem Moore put the Tigers on the board with 9:36 remaining in the third quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TOWS
VILL
1st Downs819
Total Yards180405
Passing163162
Rushing17243
Penalties4-376-45
3rd Down Conversions3-157-15
4th Down Conversions1-31-2
Turnovers20
Possession28:1431:46

Passing Leaders

TowsonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Blanchard12/161449.010
VillanovaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Whitney9/121159.620

Rushing Leaders

TowsonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hart7213.007
Dameron7213.009
VillanovaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ball810012.5157
Culicerto24623.0041

Receiving Leaders

TowsonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Moore37324.3159
Banks5326.4013
VillanovaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wells47518.8244
Babbaro33210.7117

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTOWSVILL
SF07:46Ball Through End Zone 02
TD05:52Chris Whitney 9 Yd Run (Nick Yako Kick) 09
SECOND QUARTERTOWSVILL
TD09:42Aaron Ball 57 Yd Run (Nick Yako Kick) 016
TD08:43Dorian Wells 44 Yd Pass From Matt Szczur (Pat Failed) 022
TD02:20Dorian Wells 22 Yd Pass From Chris Whitney (Nick Yako Kick) 029
TD00:41Angelo Babbaro 17 Yd Pass From Chris Whitney (Nick Yako Kick) 036
THIRD QUARTERTOWSVILL
TD10:33Chris Whitney 1 Yd Run (Nick Yako Kick) 043
TD09:36Hakeem Moore 59 Yd Pass From Bart Blanchard (Nick Wallace Kick) 743