SFA loses playoff game to Villanova
Chris Whitney threw four touchdown
passes, Matt Szczur had 128 yards receiving and Villanova rallied
from an early deficit to defeat Stephen F. Austin 54-24 Saturday in
the second round of the FCS playoffs.
Whitney was 21 of 30 for 222 yards and Szczur caught 11 passes,
including a 51-yard TD for the Wildcats (8-4), who will play at No.
1 seed Appalachian State in the quarterfinals either Friday or
Jeremy Moses was 33 of 51 for 340 yards for the Lumberjacks
(9-3) but also had three interceptions. Keith Lawson ran for three
touchdowns and a team-high 75 yards.
Lawson's third score gave Stephen F. Austin a 21-7 lead with
1:34 left in the first quarter, but Villanova rallied to take a
34-24 halftime lead and the Lumberjacks didn't score again.
Norman White had two of his three TD receptions in the second
quarter for Villanova.