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Villanova Wildcats Defeat Maine Black Bears 35-14

Villanova beat Maine 35-14 behind a strong running game led by Kevin Monangai.

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Villanova at Maine: The Highlights


For those who didn't make it up to Orono this weekend (presumably most Nova fans), Villanova released another great highlight video.

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Nova mauls Maine in blowout win

Villanova football won all four games it played in the month of September, picking up a big conference victory over Maine, 35-14. The 'Cats haven't lost since week 1 against Temple and are hoping to ride their streak further.

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Villanova at Maine: live updates

All of the scoring plays in the Villanova/Maine game are listed below. John Robertson was charged with his first career turnover in the first quarter after throwing an interception. Villanova was charged with three penaltes, costing 17 yards, an improvement over last week's 6 for 50-plus yards. Freshman running back Javon White is returning kicks in place of Joe Sarnese, who coaches decided was too valuable on defense to risk in the return game.

First Quarter:

13:12 - TOUCHDOWN VILLANOVA - 7-0 Villanova leads after a 27-yard scoring pass from John Robertson to Norman White on the opening drive. PAT was good.

11:23 - TOUCHDOWN MAINE - 7-7 Maine ties it up on the next drive after Villanova scored. PAT was good.

4:56 - TOUCHDOWN VILLANOVA - 14-7 Villanova retakes the lead after John Robertson tossed the ball to Joe Price for his second passing TD of the say. PAT was good.

END FIRST QUARTER: Villanova 14, Maine 7

Second Quarter:

9:51 - TOUCHDOWN VILLANOVA - 21-7 Villanova leads after a Kevin Monangai run for 13 yards and the score. PAT was good.

HALFTIME: Villanova 21, Maine 7

First Downs: VU 12, ME 7

Total Yards: VU 235, ME 158

Passing Yards: VU 114, ME 139

Rushing Yards: VU 121, ME 19

John Robertson: 9/13 passing, 114 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT

Kevin Monangai: 14 carries, 72 yards, 1 TD

Norman White: 4 catches, 51 yards, 1 TD

Joe Price: 3 catches, 43 yards, 1 TD

Mark Hamilton: Averaging 49.3 yards per punt

Third Quarter:

9:14 - TOUCHDOWN VILLANOVA - 28-7 Villanova extends the lead on a Robertson run down the sideline for 10 yards. PAT was good.

END THIRD QUARTER: Villanova 28, Maine 7

Fourth Quarter:

10:40 - TOUCHDOWN VILLANOVA - 35-7 Kevin Monangai takes another one in on the ground to put the 'Cats into blow-out mode. PAT was good.

10:07 - TOUCHDOWN MAINE - 35-14 Maine breaks off a huge play on a pass from Marcus Wasilewski to Arthur Williams.PAT was good.

FINAL: Villanova 35, Maine 14


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Nova football hoping for second road victory

Villanova will look to avenge last season's 41-25 mauling by the Black Bears of Maine and get a fourth straight win this weekend. Orono, however, is a tough place to travel to.

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Villanova-Maine: 3 Keys To Victory

As we move towards the weekend, here are 3 keys to a Villanova Wildcats victory over Maine on Saturday.

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