SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) -- Ricky Santos amassed 216 yards of
total offense and passed for one touchdown as New Hampshire
defeated Rhode Island, 27-3 on Saturday.
Santos completed 9 of 15 passes for 170 yards and rushed for 46
yards on nine carries to lead New Hampshire (7-2, 4-2). The
touchdown pass, a 57-yarder to David Ball in the fourth quarter,
was his 21st of the season.
The win assures the Wildcats their first winning season since
Rhode Island (4-5, 2-4) got on the board when Colin Gallagher
kicked a 44-yard field goal with 2:22 left in the third quarter.
The Rams only had the ball for jsut 26 minutes and turned the ball
Sean Lynch gave the Wildcats the first break of the game when he
blocked a punt by Justin Cherry barely two minutes after the
opening kickoff. John McCoy gave New Hampshire a 7-0 lead by
scoring the first of his two touchdowns on a four-yard run.
The Wildcats upped their lead to 14-0 at halftime when McCoy
scored on a 3-yard run with 5:29 left in the second quarter.
Connor McCormick kicked the first of two field goals on the day
to give New Hampshire a 17-0 lead early in the third quarter.