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Akins Lifts Villanova Over Penn

(credit: University of Pennsylvania)

(credit: University of Pennsylvania)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ronnie Akins returned an interception 26 yards with 12 seconds left to seal Villanova’s 30-21 win over Pennsylvania on Saturday night.

It was the second interception returned for a touchdown by the Wildcats (1-3), who defeated the Quakers (0-2) for the 11th straight time.

Jimmy Pitts returned a pick 26 yards with 2 minutes left in the third period for a 23-14 Wildcats’ advantage.

Dorian Wells had Villanova’s other touchdown on a 54-yard pass from Christian Culicerto. Mark Hamilton had three field goals for the Wildcats to extend his streak to nine straight, including a career-long 42-yarder with 3:08 left in the first quarter.

Culicerto was 12 of 20 for 139 yards and had for 43 more on 10 carries.

Pennsylvania was led by Brandon Colavita with 92 yards and a TD on 19 carries. Ragone was 15 of 26 for 250 yards, a TD and two interceptions for Pennsylvania.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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