The Wildcats (5-2, 3-1), facing a prolific passing attack, surrendered two early touchdowns to Old Dominion (5-1, 2-1). It took the Monarchs four plays and 67 seconds to score on Taylor Heinicke's 17-yard pass to Nick Mayers. It was 14-0 after he hit Kirk Spellman for a 47-yard touchdown. Villanova then scored 38 unanswered points.
Villanova rushed for 376 yards, 189 by John Robertson, who scored three touchdowns and passed for 151 yards, including a 44-yard score to Norman White. Old Dominion rushed for 111 yards.
The Wildcats nearly doubled the Monarchs in time of possession (39:56 to 20:04).
Heinicke had passed for 2,281 yards and 21 touchdowns in five straight wins. He managed 239 yards passing Saturday.