UNH Nips ’Nova on Late TD, Conversion
Durham, n.h. — Sean Goldrich scored from 4 yards out and Chris Setain ran in the 2-point conversion with 14 seconds remaining to lift New Hampshire to a 29-28 upset and end Villanova’s winning streak at four on Saturday.
UNH (3-3, 2-1) knocked Villanova (4-3, 3-1) out of first place in the Colonial Athletic Association, rallying after Villanova’s John Robertson had scored on runs of 2 and 42 yards in the span of 46 seconds for a 28-21 lead.
Starting from the 50-yard line with 1:02 remaining, Goldrich completed 4 of 6 passes before running in for the score. He was 21-of-28 passing for 236 yards and a score, while running for two TDs. UNH had 237 yards rushing.
Robertson was 15-of-17 passing for 122 yards but had a historic day running the ball with a career-best 256 yards, the second-highest total in school history, on 27 carries and three scores.
Norwich 42, SUNY Maritime 21
Northfield, Vt. — Junior running back Al Georgio ran for 161 yards and three touchdowns for the Cadets (3-3 overall, 2-1 league) to an Eastern Collegiate Football Conference win over the Privateers (2-4, 2-1).
Galludet 38, Castleton 12
Castleton, Vt. — The visitors ran for a season-high 480 yards on 72 attempts to grind out a dominant ECFC win over the Spartans (1-5, 0-3).
Middlebury 28, Bates 17
Lewiston, Maine — McCallum Foote threw for 305 yards and two touchdowns, adding a key third-down scramble to extend the Panthers’ final scoring drive in their 25th straight win over Bates dating back to 1988.
Maine 34, William & Mary 20
Orono, Maine — Marcus Wasilewski passed for 192 yards and two touchdowns while leading Maine to a win over William & Mary in a Colonial Athletic Conference.
Buffalo 32, UMass 3
Buffalo, n.y. — Branden Oliver ran for 216 yards and a touchdown as Buffalo routed Massachusetts for its fifth straight win.
Cincinnati 41, UConn v16
Cincinnati — Brendon Kay followed one of his best games with an even better one, throwing for four touchdowns and running for another on Saturday as Cincinnati pulled away to beat winless Connecticut.
Penn 21, Columbia 7
New York — Penn’s defense allowed just 118 yards of total offense as the Quakers beat Columbia for the 17th straight time.
Columbia (0-5, 0-2) managed only 33 yards rushing and Kelly Hilinski went just 8-for-22 with 85 yards passing and an interception. The loss clinches Columbia’s 17th consecutive season without a winning record.
Harvard 35, Lafayette 16
Cambridge, Mass. — Michael Pruneau threw three touchdown passes and Paul Stanton Jr. ran for two as Harvard put away Lafayette to remain undefeated.
Pruneau opened the scoring for the Crimson (5-0) with a 2-yard pass to Cameron Brate in the first quarter. Stanton Jr. ran for a 3-yard touchdown in both the second and third quarters.
Fordham 52, Yale 31
New Haven, Conn. — Sam Ajala set a school record with 282 yards receiving, guiding a high-powered Fordham offense to a win over Yale.
The Rams improved to 8-0 for the first time in school history with the victory over Yale (3-2).
Monmouth 48, Cornell 23
West Long Beach, n.j. — Brandon Hill threw for 308 yards and four touchdowns to lead Monmouth to a victory over Cornell.
Hill was 20-of-32, hitting Thaddeus Richards in the first quarter from 7 yards for the first of six Hawks’ touchdowns.
The first half ended with a slim 17-16 Monmouth lead, but the Hawks (4-4) would pull far ahead in the third quarter, scoring three times on two Hill touchdown passes and an Eric Spillane field goal.
Kwabena Asante rushed for two touchdowns in the fourth to put the game out of reach for the Big Red (1-4). He had 171 yards on 26 carries, adding to the Hawks’ total of 512 offensive yards.
The Monmouth defense kept Hill and Asante on the field for much of the game, forcing three Cornell turnovers including two fumbles and one Jeff Matthews interception. Matthews threw for 223 yards and two touchdowns.