Scores

Final

New Hampshire 27

(6-2, 5-0 away)

Northeastern 23

(3-5, 2-1 home)

12:30 PM ET, October 30, 2004

1 2 3 4 T
UNH 14 0 7 627
NE 0 17 6 023

Top Performers

Passing: R. Santos (UNH) - 230 YDS, 1 INT

Rushing: J. McCoy (UNH) - 21 CAR, 56 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Ball (UNH) - 9 REC, 128 YDS

New Hampshire 27, Northeastern 23

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 Hassan Noble.

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 touchdown.

Parks set a school record with 12 catches for 168 yards.

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