Villanova rallies past W&M 35-31

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY/AP) — John Robertson threw for 267 yards and two touchdowns, including a 13-yard strike to Kevin Gulyas with 52 seconds left, to lead Villanova to a 35-31 win over William & Mary on Saturday.

Trailing 31-28 with 2:01 remaining in the game, Robertson led the Wildcats on a 7-play, 69-yard drive, capped off by the touchdown to Gulyas.

Robertson added 63 yards rushing and two touchdowns, while Clay Horne finished with 84 yards receiving for Villanova (6-1, 4-0 Colonial).

Steve Cluley threw for 350 yards and had three touchdowns passes for the Williams & Mary (4-3, 1-2). Tre McBride finished with 11 catches for 209 yards and two scores to lead the Tribe. Cluley’s 3-yard pass to Andrew Caskin gave William & Mary a 31-28 lead with 10:23 left in the fourth.

The win was Villanova’s sixth straight since its double overtime loss to Syracuse in week one.

Following the game, Tribe head coach Jimmye Laycock exchanged words with Villanova coach Andy Talley. Laycock accused one of Villanova’s players of playing dirty. Laycock refused to comment on the exchange in the post game press conference.

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