Villanova's Craig James, an Oakcrest High School graduate, breaks up a pass intended for Delaware's Michael Johnson during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, in Newark, Del. (AP Photo/The Wilmington News-Journal, Andre L. Smith)

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The Salisbury University football team beat visiting Rowan University 17-9 in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament on Saturday in Salisbury, Md. Rowan finished at 7-3.

Rowan running back Keith Corcoran (St. Joseph) rushed for 69 yards on 16 carries to lead the Profs. Teammate Anthony Barone (Ham-

monton) returned three punts for a total of 21 yards. Joe Marchiani (Holy Spirit) returned one kickoff for nine yards.

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Rowan linebacker Patrick Ruley (Atlantic City) had eight tackles and defensive back Casey Dillon (Mainland Regional) had seven. Defensive back Kurt Kingett (St. Augustine Prep) added four tackles, while defensive back Mookie Holland (Millville) had three tackles, defensive back Steve Fortune (Bridgeton) added two and Barone had one.

Pennsylvania 35, Cornell 28

Andrew Holland drove Pennsylvania to a go-ahead score with a minute left as the Quakers clinched their 13th outright Ivy League title — and 16th overall.

Cornell’s ensuing drive ran out of time at the 8-yard line of Penn (6-4, 6-1).

Holland, starting because Billy Ragone was injured last week, completed three passes on Penn’s final 63-yard drive, setting up Spencer Kulcsar’s 3-yard scoring run.

Penn took a 14-13 lead 26 seconds before halftime on Holland’s 41-yard pass to Jason Seifert.

They increased their lead to 28-13 on Lyle Marsh’s 55-yard scoring run and Holland’s 1-yard run after Tasker fumbled a punt.

Dartmouth 35, Princeton 21

In Princeton, Dalyn Williams tossed three touchdown passes and ran in another as Dartmouth earned a win over Princeton in each team’s finale.

Williams finished 20-of-35 passing for a season-high 284 yards, and ended the year with no interceptions in 114 attempts.

Dartmouth (6-4, 4-3 Ivy League) fell into a 14-0 hole. Quinn Epperly put the Tigers (5-5, 4-3) up by a touchdown with a 4-yard rushing score early in the second quarter, and then Seth DeValve blocked a Dartmouth punt and John Hill returned it for a TD with 8:30 left before halftime.

Villanova 41, Delaware 10

In Newark, Del., Kevin Monangai ran for 146 yards and quarterback John Robertson added 134 on the ground as Villanova routed Delaware 41-10 Saturday in each team’s regular season finale.

The Wildcats (8-3, 6-2 Colonial Athletic Association) clinched a tie for the CAA title with the win and the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Villanova led 14-10 at halftime and 17-10 after three quarters, then erupted for 24 points in the fourth quarter.

Mark Hamilton kicked off the fourth with a 37-yard field goal, then Robertson ran in an 11-yard score. The Wildcats then buried the Blue Hens (5-6, 2-6) with a pair of interception returns for TDs — a 45-yarder by Ronnie Akins and a 42-yarder by Eric Loper.

Monangai finished the season with 1,190 yards, the third most in Villanova history, trailing only Brian Westbrook in 2000 (1,220 yards) and 2001 (1,603). His seven 100-plus yard games trail only Westbrook’s eight in 2001 for most in program history.

Penn State 45, Indiana 22

In State College, Pa., Aided by crutches, star linebacker Michael Mauti stood arm-in-arm with his Penn State teammates to sing the alma mater after what should have a satisfying win over porous Indiana.

Quarterback Matt McGloin and receiver Allen Robinson had career days, but the Nittany Lions’ victory was tempered by what appeared to be a serious left knee injury to Mauti. The fiery senior helped keep most of the team together in a stormy offseason marked by NCAA sanctions.

The rest of his teammates responded Saturday the best they could — by clinching a winning record for the year, an accomplishment few prognosticators thought Penn State (7-4, 5-2 Big Ten) could reach following the turmoil. Just one game remains for Penn State in a season of change — next week against Wisconsin.

Monmouth 26, Robert Morris 21

In Moon Township, Pa., Julian Hayes rushed for 143 yards and two touchdowns, one to help Monmouth take a 17-0 first-quarter lead, and the Hawks held off Robert Morris.

Monmouth (5-5, 4-3 Northeast Conference) opened the scoring on Hayes’ 2-yard run before Eric Spillane’s 21-yard field goal. Kyle Frazier (22 of 27 passing, 258 yards) hit Tristan Roberts for an 11-yard touchdown and the Hawks (5-5, 4-3) led 17-0.



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