Forbes, Villanova top Delaware for Battle of the Blue trophy

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Aaron Forbes rushed for 138 yards and a career-high three touchdowns, Zach Bednarczyk passed for 269 yards and a touchdown in his final game with Villanova, and the Wildcats upset Delaware 42-21 on Saturday for the Battle of the Blue trophy.

Villanova has won 12 of the last 13 meetings, including seven straight.

Linebacker Drew Wiley had a big game with eight tackles, 2½ sacks, one interception, one fumble recovery and a forced fumble. The Villanova defense tallied seven sacks and forced four turnovers.

Bednarczyk added a rushing touchdown and Matt Gudzak had the other rushing touchdown for Villanova (5-6, 2-6 Colonial Athletic Association), which finished with 459 yards of offense. It was Forbes’ sixth career 100-yard game and third of the season.

Nolan Henderson passed for 152 yards and a touchdown for Delaware (7-4, 5-3). DeJoun Lee rushed for 98 yards and two scores. Charles Bell moved into the top 10 in program history with 322 career tackles.

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