Updated: Saturday, September 6, 2003 8:14 PM EDT
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Villanova 23, Temple 20 (2ot)
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PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) -- Adam James kicked a 37-yard field goal in the second overtime, leading Division I-AA Villanova to a 23-20 victory over Temple in the first meeting between the Philadelphia schools since 1980.

Temple's Jared Davis kicked 37-yard field goal with two seconds left in the fourth quarter to force overtime.

Villanova (2-0) got the first possession in overtime and took a 20-13 lead on Joe Casamento's five-yard TD pass to Noble Chapmen. Temple (0-2) tied it on Mike McGann's 25-yard TD pass to Zamir Cobb.

Temple grabbed a 10-7 lead on Davis' 42-yard field goal with nine minutes left in the third quarter.

James kicked field goals of 20 and 31 yards in the fourth period to give Villanova a 13-10 lead.

Casamento completed 28-of-37 passes for 347 yards and two touchdowns for the Wildcats. His two-yard TD toss to Phil DiGiacomo tied the contest, 7-7, early in the third.

McGann completed 17-of-27 passes for 238 yards for the Owls, who took a 7-0 lead on Makonne Fenton's one-yard TD run with 46 seconds left in the first quarter.

Villanova increased its lead in the all-time series to 15-12-1. In the previous meeting, Howie Long led the Wildcats to a 23-7 victory.

Villanova improved to 2-3 against the Big East, defeating Rutgers, 37-19, last season.


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