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Delaware Rallies To Beat Villanova, 26-16

(credit: Mark Campbell, University of Delaware)

(credit: Mark Campbell, University of Delaware)

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CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Sean Baner kicked four field goals, including two in the fourth quarter to help Delaware rally past Villanova 26-16 on Saturday.

The Blue Hens (7-4, 5-3 Colonial Athletic Association) led 13-10 before Jamal Abdur-Rahman’s 43-yard run midway through the third quarter gave the Wildcats a 16-13 lead.

Baner then kicked a 40-yard field goal to tie it, and followed with a 29-yarder for the lead.

Ricky Tunsall intercepted a pass by Villanova’s Chris Polony and returned it 54 yards for the final margin.

Baner’s other two field goals were from 26 and 34 yards out.

Andrew Pierce scored the Blue Hens’ only offensive TD on a 1-yard run late in the first half. It was Delaware’s third straight win and snapped a five-game losing streak to the Wildcats (2-9, 1-7).

Abdur-Rahman had 119 yards and two touchdowns for Villanova, which suffered its first nine-loss season since going 2-9 in 1972.

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