William & Mary holds off Villanova, 31-24

Jonathan Grimes rushed for three touchdowns and William & Mary held off a fourth-quarter rally by Villanova in a 31-24 win Saturday.

Grimes rushed for touchdowns of 8-, 4- and 6 yards as the Tribe (4-1, 2-1 Colonial Athletic Association) built a 31-10 lead.

Dante Cook returned an interception 84 yards for another Tribe touchdown, and Drake Kuhn kicked a 42-yard field goal.

Villanova (3-2, 1-1) closed within a touchdown as Chris Whitney ran for a 4-yard touchdown and passed 47 yards to Norman White for another, but William & Mary recovered an onside kick with 2:10 remaining and ran out the clock.

Grimes finished with 83 yards on 21 carries, and Michael Paulus completed 20 of 28 passes for 211 yards.

Whitney, who also scored on a 3-yard run, completed 20 of 35 passes for 235 yards. White had seven receptions for 110 yards.