Villanova tops No. 1 Spiders
Joe Marcoux booted four field goals and Aaron Ball rushed for two touchdowns yesterday to lead host Villanova to a 26-20 upset of Richmond, the top-ranked team in the Football Championship Subdivision.
Villanova (3-1, 1-0 CAA) earned its first win over a No. 1 opponent on the strength of Marcoux's leg as the senior kicked three second-half field goals, including a 48-yarder, to hold off the Spiders (3-2, 2-1).
Marcoux connected twice in the fourth quarter and Villanova recovered an onside kick with a little more than a minute left to preserve the victory.
James Madison 24, Maine 10 - Griff Yancey ran for a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter after the Black Bears had pulled into a 10-10 tie with 13:23 left and the visiting Dukes (4-1, 2-0), ranked No. 2 in the FCS, held on for the win.
Derek Session ran 35 yards for a score to pull Maine (2-3, 0-2) even early in the final quarter but JMU quickly responded, going ahead, 17-10, on Yancey's 12-yard run just 1:02 later. Yancey added a 30-yard TD with 3:39 left to put it out of reach.
UNH 42, Dartmouth 6 - Filling in for injured leading rusher Chad Kackert, running backs Robert Simpson and Sean Jellison combined for 146 yards and three TDs as the host Wildcats (4-0) topped the Big Green (0-2).
Simpson ran 14 times for a game-high 82 yards and one touchdown, and Jellison finished with 64 yards on eight rushes and a pair of TDs.
Delaware 38, Albany 7 - Johnathon Smith ran for two TDs and the host Blue Hens (2-2) blasted the Great Danes (1-3).
Towson 31, Columbia 24 - Matt Castor scored on a 1-yard run with 1:06 remaining to lift the host Tigers (2-3) over the Lions (0-2).