VILLANOVA, Pa. — Kevin Monangai ran for 150 yards while John Robertson rushed in two touchdowns and threw for another as Villanova dropped James Madison 35-20 on Saturday in Colonial Athletic Association action.
The 100-plus yard effort was the fifth straight for Monangai, who became the fifth Villanova player to run for 1,000 yards in a season, and the first since Brian Westbrook in 2001. He finished the game with 1,044 yards this year.
Sophomore DB Joe Sarnese (Holy Spirit alum) had eight tackles and an interception to lead the Villanova defense. Sarnese leads the team with four INTs this season. Also locally, DL Antoine Lewis (Mainland) recorded six tackles and a pass breakup, DB Craig James (Oakcrest) tallied four tackles and WR Kenny Miles (Buena) had a pair of tackles for the Wildcats on special teams.
DB Leavander Jones (Atlantic City) had a tackle and a pass breakup for James Madison.
In the first half, Robertson ran in his first score from 4 yards out, Mark Hamilton hit a 22-yard field goal and Robertson completed a 20-yard TD pass to Dorian Wells as Villanova (7-3, 5-2) built a 17-0 lead.
Justin Thorpe ran in a 1-yard TD for James Madison (7-3, 5-2) in the third quarter, but then the Wildcats strung together 16 straight points on 1-yard touchdown runs by Robertson and Monangai and a safety to ensure the win.