Villanova 42, Appalachian St. 24

Villanova 42, Appalachian St. 24

Published Dec. 12, 2010 3:51 a.m. ET

Receiver Matt Szczur rushed for three touchdowns, passed for one and caught another to lead Villanova to a 42-24 win over Appalachian State on Saturday in the Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinal.

The Wildcats (9-4) advance to the semifinals to play Eastern Washington, who beat North Dakota State 38-31 Saturday.

Villanova led 21-10 after Szczur's passing score to Norman White for 54 yards and his 31-yard touchdown catch from Chris Whitney. Szczur's 25-yard run in the second marked the first time he's passed, caught and rushed for a score in one game. The receiver also had rushing scores of 2 and 1 yard.

Whitney's 5-yard run gave Villanova a 42-24 lead.


DeAndre Presley threw two touchdown passes of 14 and 38 yards - both in the second half - for Appalachian State (10-3). The Mountaineers scored on their opening drive, with Travaris Cadet's 46-yard run.