Scores

Final

Villanova 35

(2-8, 1-6 CAA)

Massachusetts 17

(5-4, 3-3 MAC)

3:30 PM ET, November 5, 2011

1 2 3 4 T
VILL 0 28 7 035
MASS 3 7 7 017

Top Performers

Passing: C. Polony (VILL) - 183 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: J. Hernandez (MASS) - 20 CAR, 99 YDS

Receiving: J. Talley (MASS) - 11 REC, 155 YDS, 1 TD

Villanova 35, UMass 17

Associated Press

AMHERST, Mass. -- Chris Polony threw three touchdowns, and Villanova took advantage of Massachusetts miscues in a 35-17 win on Saturday.

The Wildcats (2-8, 1-6 Colonial Athletic Association) were outgained 370-355, but UMass (5-4) turned the ball over six times, three on fumbles and three on interceptions.

Down 3-0, Villanova turned three turnovers into touchdowns to go up 21-3.

Devon Bridges started the streak, forcing a fumble on the UMass 16. On the ensuing drive Polony hit Austin Medley for a 3-yard TD. James Pitt then intercepted a pass for the Wildcats at the UMass 48, and Polony threw a 30-yard pass to Jamal Abdur-Rahman for a score on the Wildcats' ensuing drive.

On UMass' next possession, Pitts came up with another interception, and Austin Medley turned it into a 2-yard TD run on the following possession.

Polony was 20 of 31 for 183 yards as Villanova ended a five-game skid.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
VILL
MASS
1st Downs2324
Total Yards350370
Passing183300
Rushing16770
Penalties6-559-100
3rd Down Conversions8-165-14
4th Down Conversions0-23-5
Turnovers16
Possession33:5926:01

Passing Leaders

VillanovaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Polony20/311835.930
MassachusettsC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hill27/453006.713

Rushing Leaders

VillanovaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Abdur-Rahman8627.8022
Doss16523.317
MassachusettsCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hernandez20995.0017
Broadnax5122.408

Receiving Leaders

VillanovaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Abdur-Rahman66210.3130
Price4379.3013
MassachusettsRECYDSAVGTDLG
Talley1115514.1123
Julmiste8658.1015

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERVILLMASS
FG06:27Brandon Yelovich 24 Yd 03
SECOND QUARTERVILLMASS
TD11:03Austin Medley 3 Yd Pass From Chris Polony (Mark Hamilton Kick) 73
TD09:23Jamal Abdur-Rahman 30 Yd Pass From Chris Polony (Mark Hamilton Kick) 143
TD04:37Austin Medley 2 Yd Run (Mark Hamilton Kick) 213
TD01:25Matt Campbell 1 Yd Run (Brandon Yelovich Kick) 2110
TD00:14Dorian Wells 13 Yd Pass From Chris Polony (Mark Hamilton Kick) 2810
THIRD QUARTERVILLMASS
TD11:40Julian Talley 12 Yd Pass From Brandon Hill (Brandon Yelovich Kick) 2817
TD00:21Lawrence Doss 7 Yd Run (Mark Hamilton Kick) 3517