NCAAF Game Recap - Villanova at Towson
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

Char
10
Clem
52
F
SMiss
7
Ala
49
F
ND
17
UGA
23
F
LSU
66
Vand
38
F
MiaOH
5
OHSt
76
F
Aub
28
TxAM
20
F
Tenn
3
Fla
34
F
Utah
23
USC
30
F
Mich
14
Wisc
35
F
OkSt
30
Tex
36
F
UCF
34
Pitt
35
F
Oreg
21
Stan
6
F
UCLA
67
WaSt
63
F
AF
19
Boise
30
F
OD
17
UVA
28
F
Wash
45
BYU
19
F
Cal
28
Miss
20
F
Colo
34
AzSt
31
F
SMU
41
TCU
38
F
Hou
31
Tul
38
F
FLInt
31
LaTec
43
F
MSU
31
NW
10
F
ULMon
20
IASt
72
F
Elon
7
Wake
49
F
WestMI
33
Syr
52
F
BC
30
Rut
16
F
UConn
3
Ind
38
F
Mor
21
Army
52
F
CoCar
62
UMass
28
F
ULLaf
45
Ohio
25
F
CenCt
29
E Mi
34
F
Troy
35
Akr
7
F
BGSU
20
Kent
62
F
SoAl
3
UAB
35
F
Wyo
21
Tuls
24
F
App
34
UNC
31
F
Lou
24
FlaSt
35
F
Temp
22
Buff
38
F
SCar
14
Mizzu
34
F
KY
13
MisSt
28
F
C Mi
12
MiaFL
17
F
NMSt
52
NM
55
F
WVU
29
Kans
24
F
W&M
7
ECU
19
F
Hamp
27
Lib
62
F
Wagn
7
FlAtl
42
F
GASt
34
TxSt
37
F(2OT)
SIU
28
ArkSt
41
F
Bayl
21
Rice
13
F
Ball
23
NCSt
34
F
UTSA
3
NorTx
45
F
SJSU
31
Ark
24
F
Nev
37
UTEP
21
F
Neb
42
Ill
38
F
SacSt
20
Fres
34
F
Toled
41
ColSt
35
F
UtSt
23
SDSU
17
F
C Ark
16
Hawaii
35
F

Villanova 52, Towson 45

Sep 21, 2019, 6:00 PM EDT

Final (OT)

1

2

3

4

OT

T

Villanova (4-0)

14

7

14

10

7

52

Towson (3-1)

7

21

0

17

0

45

Villanova edges Towson 52-45 in overtime thriller
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:38 PM

TOWSON, Md. (AP) - Daniel Smith raced into the end zone on a bootleg from the 2 and Villanova edged Towson 52-45 in overtime in a game where two teams, unbeaten and ranked in the FCS top 20, traded score for score Saturday night.

Towson, ranked No. 5 in the STATS FCS Top 25, rallied for a 45-42 lead after Aiden O'Neill's 34-yard field goal with less than two minutes remaining. But 18th-ranked Villanova (4-0, 1-0 Colonial Athletic Association), starting at its own 7, forced overtime when Drew Kresge kicked a 45-yard answering field goal with 10 seconds left.

Towson won the coin toss and elected to play defense in OT. Justin Covington tore 23 yards to the 2 to begin overtime and Smith scored on the next play. Covington gained 194 yards and has rushed for more than 100 yards in every game this season.

Towson (3-1, 1-1) was unable to answer as Tom Flacco threw incomplete on fourth-and-1 from the 7.

Smith passed for 279 yards and four touchdowns. He was picked off twice, including when Towson's Robert Heyward caught a deflected short pass and returned it 49 yards for a score that lifted Towson into a 42-42 tie.

Flacco threw for 304 yards and a TD, ran 110 yards and another score. Yeedee Thaenrat picked up 32 yards on 10 carries, three of them for touchdowns.

The teams combined for 1,044 yards of offense and 10 touchdowns.

Passing

Vill Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
C. Hodge 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 39.6
D. Smith 42 25 59.5 4 279 31 2 91.3
Tows Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
T. Flacco 42 21 50.0 1 304 35 1 71.9

Rushing

Vill Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Jackson 3 0 0.0 2 0
J. Covington 27 194 7.2 64 1
Tows Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
T. Flacco 13 110 8.5 43 1
Y. Thaenrat 10 32 3.2 11 3

Receiving

Vill Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Hayek 6 108 18.0 31 2
C. Hodge 6 62 10.3 15 0
Tows Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
S. Leatherbury 5 118 23.6 35 1
D. Street 5 55 11.0 26 0

Fumbles

Vill F FL
C. Hodge 1 0

Returning

Vill KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Boykin 6 32.2 0 65 0 - 0 0
J. McGrigg 0 - 0 0 1 4.0 0 4
Tows KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Hunter 3 25.0 0 29 2 9.0 0 15
C. Tippett 2 27.5 0 32 0 - 0 0

Punting

Vill Punt Yds Avg LgPu
N. Fondacaro 4 181 45.3 52
Tows Punt Yds Avg LgPu
S. McDonough 6 240 40.0 44

Takeaways

Vill Int Yds InTD
E. Trent 1 2 0
Tows Int Yds InTD
K. Paye 1 0 0
R. Heyward 1 49 1

Team Stats Comparison

Vill Tows
Points For 52 45
Total Yards 574 470
Rushing Yards 295 166
Passing Yards 279 304
Passing Completions / Attempts 25/43 21/42
Turnovers 3 1
Interceptions Thrown 2 1
Fumbles - Lost 2/1 0/0
First Downs 31 21
Penalties - Yards 6/56 6/54
Time Of Possession 26:26 34:34
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 12/19 4/13
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 2/2 0/1
Punts - Average Yards 4/45 6/40

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Vill Tows
Vill 2:54 TD Jaaron Hayek 31 yd pass from Daniel Smith (Drew Kresge kick) 7 0
Tows 4:39 TD Tom Flacco 42 yd run (Aidan O'Neill kick) 7 7
Vill 7:07 TD Todd Summers 6 yd pass from Daniel Smith (Drew Kresge kick) 14 7
2nd Quarter Vill Tows
Tows 4:29 TD Shane Leatherbury 28 yd pass from Tom Flacco (Aidan O'Neill kick) 14 14
Vill 8:45 TD Jaaron Hayek 27 yd pass from Daniel Smith (Drew Kresge kick) 21 14
Tows 12:17 TD Yeedee Thaenrat 3 yd run (Aidan O'Neill kick) 21 21
Tows 14:48 TD Yeedee Thaenrat 1 yd run (Aidan O'Neill kick) 21 28
3rd Quarter Vill Tows
Vill 6:05 TD Daniel Smith 36 yd run (Drew Kresge kick) 28 28
Vill 11:23 TD Justin Covington 1 yd run (Drew Kresge kick) 35 28
4th Quarter Vill Tows
Vill 3:27 TD Justin Covington 3 yd pass from Daniel Smith (Drew Kresge kick) 42 28
Tows 5:52 TD Yeedee Thaenrat 1 yd run (Aidan O'Neill kick) 42 35
Tows 6:49 TD Robert Heyward 49 yd interception return (Aidan O'Neill kick) 42 42
Tows 13:08 FG Aidan O'Neill 34 yd FG 42 45
Vill 14:50 FG Drew Kresge 45 yd FG 45 45
Overtime Vill Tows
Vill 15:00 TD Daniel Smith 2 yd run (Drew Kresge kick) 52 45

Game Information

Stadium: Minnegan Field at Johnny Unitas Stadium, Towson, Maryland
Attendance: 8,811
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