Tyler Hart gets 9 on a pass play from Mitchell for a first down to the VU 34
A false start penalty sends the Eagles back 5.
So far, so good without Jones at the running back spot. Brown for nine on the first play after the fumble.
Officials confirm my eyes. It is Eagle ball with 6:04 left. 1st & 10 EWU at the VU 47
Just seeing the replays, I think this will be EWU ball.
Aaron Ball with the carry and gets enough yards for the first down but we will have our first replay of the game as it appears as if he was losing control of the ball when he was going down.
If it proves to a be fumble, EWU recovered the loose ball.
VU is now at a 3rd & 1 after two running plays.
Szczur with a good 15 yard run to open this series.
EWU with a good kickoff to the endzone. Villanova downs it so it will be 1 & 10 at the 20 for the Wildcats.
Brandon Kaufman makes the catch on the 3rd down play but comes up short. A 24-yard FG by Mike Jarrett puts the Eagles up 10 - 7 with 7:30 left in the 1st qtr.
After a run by Mario Brown and another catch by Edwards, EWU is at 3rd & 6.
Another penalty with an illegal formation sends EWU back five yards.
The Eagles get another first down and now are at the VU 13, 1 & 10.
Mitchell with an athletic play to get the first down on a pass to TE Zack Gehring
Mitchell finds Edwards again on a 2nd down play to set up a 3rd & 1.
A chop block foul on the Eagles sends them back after the opening play. It will be 1st & 25 for the Eagles now.
VU qb Chris Whitney fumbles the opening play from scrimmage for the Wildcats and the Eagles have it now at the VU 37.
This might be a high scoring affair. We shall see if the Eagles defense does on the next drive as the Eagles pooch kicks to the VU 39.
Last week, EWU gave up a kickoff return in the opening kickoff. They get a good return and Eagle qb Bo Levi Mitchell leads the Eagles down to tie the game at 7 - 7. He found Nichalos Edwards from 31 yards out to get the passing score. We have 12:36 left in the opening frame.
And Angelo Babbaro takes that opening kickoff for a score. Vilanova is up 7 - 0 with 14:49 left in the first qtr. His return was 86 yards for the score.