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Shirden scores with 46 seconds left, Monmouth tops Villanova

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jaden Shirden rushed for 211 yards and two touchdowns, including a go-ahead 16-yard score with 46 seconds left, and Monmouth beat Villanova 49-42. Villanova had tied it a 42-all with 2:42 left, and the Wildcats’ defense appeared to let Shirden score on a first-and-10 play to have another shot on offense. The Wildcats marched down the field, highlighted by a 34-yard completion between Connor Watkins and Dez Boykin, to get to the Monmouth 39 with three seconds left. But Mike Reid sealed it with an interception of a Connor Watkins pass in the end zone. Shirden also scored on a 56-yard run in the third quarter to help Monmouth (2-2) knock off the 10th-ranked team in the FCS coaches poll.

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