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Wildcats WR Matt Szczur accounts for 5 TDs as Villanova advances to semifinals

BOONE, N.C. -- Receiver Matt Szczur rushed for three touchdowns, passed for one and caught another to lead Villanova to a 42-24 win over Appalachian State on Saturday in the Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinal.

The Wildcats (9-4) will face Eastern Washington, a 38-31 winner or North Dakota State, next weekend in the semifinal.

Villanova led 21-10 after Szczur's passing score to Norman White for 54 yards and his 31-yard touchdown catch from Chris Whitney. Szczur's 25-yard run in the second marked the first time he's passed, caught and rushed for a score in one game. The receiver also had rushing scores of 2 and 1 yard.

Whitney's 5-yard run gave Villanova a 42-24 lead.

DeAndre Presley threw two touchdown passes of 14 and 38 yards -- both in the second half -- for Appalachian State (10-3). The Mountaineers scored on their opening drive, with Travaris Cadet's 46-yard run.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.