In front of a near sellout crowd at Villanova Stadium, Villanova again shut out their opponent in the second half on the way to beating Rhode Island 31-10. John "Pinball" Robertson led the way for Villanova with 171 passing yards on 14-27 passing to go along with 63 rushing yards on 11 attempts with a touchdown. Norman White had his best game of the young season with 88 yards on seven receptions.
What was good: The second half
What was bad: The entire first half after the first drive.
The turning point: John Robertson's one yard quarterback keeper on the first drive of the second half to put Villanova up 14-10