St. Augustine Prep graduate Kurt Kingett returned an interception 42 yards for a touchdown to give Rowan University an early 7-6 lead in its game Saturday against NCAA Division II Merrimack.
But that was all the scoring the Profs would get as Merrimack won 30-7 in North Andover, Mass.
Kingett's touchdown was his second of the season.
Merrimack quarterback Joe Clancy threw for 325 yards and two touchdowns.
Linebacker Patrick Ruley (Atlantic City) led Rowan with 14 tackles and a blocked kick. Defensive back Casey Dillon (Mainland Regional) had six tackles. Defensive back Mookie Holland (Millville) had five tackles. Defensive linemen Josh and Chris Popper (Holy Spirit), who are brothers, each had four tackles and Max Trotman (Mainland Regional) had two tackles. Rowan running back Keith Corcoran (St. Joseph) had 15 yards rushing on four carries. He also had a catch for 12 yards. Wide receiver Anthony Barone (Hammonton) had three catches for 24 yards.
Villanova 28, Fordham 13: In Villanova, Pa., John Robertson threw a touchdown pass and also ran for a score, helping Villanova rally in the second half.
Robertson threw for 78 yards and Villanova's only first-half score on a 25-yard pass to St. Joseph High School graduate Norman White. He also capped the scoring for the Wildcats (1-1) on an 8-yard rush with 10:51 to play in the game. That final TD came after Kevin Monangai's 1-yard scoring scamper and Clay Horne's 27-yard return of a fumble for a score brought the Wildcats back from a 13-7 halftime deficit.
Monmouth 41, Rhode Island 6: In West Long Branch, Kyle Frazier threw three touchdowns and passed for 264 yards to help Monmouth beat Rhode Island. Frazier's first half touchdowns, one for eight yards to Kwabena Asante, and a 25-yard pass to Michael McLafferty led Monmouth (1-1) to a 24-3 halftime lead. Frazier completed 18-of-28 passes with no interceptions.
Rhode Island scored just three points in the second half of its season opener, as the Hawks' defense dominated. Monmouth allowed less than 200 yards of total offense and forced three turnovers, two fumbles and an interception.
Monmouth's rushing attack was led by Julian Hayes' 59 yards on 12 carries and two scores. Pete Nagy added 83 yards on eight carries.
The loss marks Rhode Island's eighth straight road loss dating back to October 30, 2010.
Monmouth, meanwhile, snapped an eight-game home losing streak.