Scores

Final

Rhode Island 10

(0-2, 0-1 CAA)

Villanova 31

(2-1, 1-0 CAA)

3:30 PM ET, September 15, 2012

Villanova Stadium, VILLANOVA, PA

1 2 3 4 T
URI 7 3 0 010
VILL 7 0 14 1031

Top Performers

Passing: J. Robertson (VILL) - 171 YDS

Rushing: K. Monangai (VILL) - 11 CAR, 55 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: N. White (VILL) - 7 REC, 88 YDS

Villanova 31, Rhode Island 10

Associated Press

VILLANOVA, Pa. -- Kevin Monangai's two rushing touchdowns and a strong second half defense helps Villanova beat Rhode Island 31-10 on Saturday in the Colonial Athletic Association opener for both teams.

Joe Sarnese intercepted Rhode Island's Bob Bentsen on the opening drive to set up the game's first score. That set up Monangai's 1-yard scoring run to give Villanova a 7-0 lead.

Monangai finished with 55 yards on 11 carries.

Rhode Island (0-2) answered with a 25-yard pass from Bentsen to Billy Morgan to tie the game at 7. Rhode Island's Dylan Smith added a 25-yard field goal to take the halftime lead 10-7.

The field goal would be the last points scored by Rhode Island (0-2), though. The Wildcats went on to outscore the Rams 24-0 in the second half.

Villanova's defense dominated after halftime, allowing 23 total yards passing and 28 total yards rushing during the final two quarters.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
URI
VILL
1st Downs1421
Total Yards203415
Passing128171
Rushing75244
Penalties2-67-65
3rd Down Conversions4-125-14
4th Down Conversions1-22-2
Turnovers20
Possession32:5727:03

Passing Leaders

Rhode IslandC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bentsen14/231285.611
VillanovaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Robertson14/271716.300

Rushing Leaders

Rhode IslandCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bentsen17432.5018
Isijola15302.007
VillanovaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Robertson11635.7114
Livers26030.0033

Receiving Leaders

Rhode IslandRECYDSAVGTDLG
Morgan55711.4125
Johnson-Farrell7497.0014
VillanovaRECYDSAVGTDLG
White78812.6020
Price23618.0032

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERURIVILL
TD13:47Kevin Monangai 1 Yd Run (Mark Hamilton Kick) 07
TD09:43Billy Morgan 25 Yd Pass From Bob Bentsen (Dylan Smith Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERURIVILL
FG04:18Dylan Smith 25 Yd 107
THIRD QUARTERURIVILL
TD11:35John Robertson 1 Yd Run (Mark Hamilton Kick) 1014
TD05:21Austin Medley 4 Yd Run (Mark Hamilton Kick) 1021
FOURTH QUARTERURIVILL
FG13:45Mark Hamilton 24 Yd 1024
TD11:38Kevin Monangai 23 Yd Run (Mark Hamilton Kick) 1031