BROOKLINE, MASS. (AP) -- Ricky Santos completed 16 of 27 passes
for 230 yards, ran for a touchdown and caught a pass for a score to
lead New Hampshire past Northeastern Saturday, 27-23.
Santos scored on a one-yard run and caught a 21-yard pass from
Northeastern (3-5, 2-3 Atlantic 10) had won 17 home games in a
row and 19 of its last 21.
John McCoy also scored on a five-yard run and Corey Graham
scored the winner for New Hampshire (6-2, 3-2 Atlantic 10) when he
intercepted Shawn Brady's pass and returned it 25 yards at 9:36 of
the fourth quarter.
E.J. Dewitt dashed Northeastern's hopes for a last-minute
victory by intercepting a pass on the New Hampshire 7-yard-line
with 41 seconds remaining.
The win guaranteed New Hampshire a winning season, its second in
the past eight years.
Northeastern's points were scored by Shawn Gyles, who caught an
8-yard pass from Shane Hopkins; Corey Parks, who caught a 19-yard
pass from Shawn Brady; and James West, who ran 11 yards for a
Parks set a school record with 12 catches for 168 yards.