Scores

Final

Rhode Island 36

(1-7, 0-5 CAA)

New Hampshire 49

(6-2, 3-2 CAA)

12:00 PM ET, October 27, 2007

Cowell Stadium, Durham, NH

1 2 3 4 T
URI 3 21 0 1236
UNH 7 14 14 1449

Top Performers

Passing: R. Santos (UNH) - 419 YDS, 5 TD

Rushing: J. Hughes (URI) - 20 CAR, 168 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: M. Boyle (UNH) - 7 REC, 116 YDS, 1 TD

New Hampshire 49, Rhode Island 36

Associated Press

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) -- Ricky Santos passed for 419 yards and five touchdowns and ran for another score as New Hampshire pulled away in the second half for a 49-36 win over Rhode Island on Saturday.

The Wildcats (6-2, 3-2) trailed 24-21 at halftime but took the lead for good in the third quarter on Santos' 57-yard touchdown pass to Keith LeVan and Robert Simpson's 2-yard run.

Santos' top targets were Mike Boyle with seven catches for 116 yards and a touchdown, LeVan with seven catches for 93 yards and a score, and Scott Sicko with four catches for 56 yards and two touchdowns.

Santos completed 24-of-30 passes and climbed to sixth in the Championship Subdivision in career passing yards with 12,189 yards, and fourth in career touchdown passes with 116.

Rhode Island (1-7, 0-5) was led by Jimmy Hughes, who ran for 168 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries. Joe Casey added 105 yards on the ground on 23 carries.

The teams combined for more than 1,000 yards of total offense, with New Hampshire compiling 537 yards to Rhode Island's 529.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
URI
UNH
1st Downs3120
Total Yards537529
Passing107419
Rushing430110
Penalties10-8412-107
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers13
Possession39:1920:41

Passing Leaders

Rhode IslandC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Stefkovich5/14553.900
New HampshireC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Santos24/3041914.050

Rushing Leaders

Rhode IslandCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hughes201688.430
Casey231054.600
New HampshireCARYDSAVGTDLG
Kackert12524.300
Santos8415.110

Receiving Leaders

Rhode IslandRECYDSAVGTDLG
Leonard45714.300
Jones23115.500
New HampshireRECYDSAVGTDLG
Boyle711616.610
LeVan79313.310

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERURIUNH
TD11:53Scott Sicko 7 Yd Pass From Ricky Santos (Tom Manning Kick) 07
FG01:53Bryan Giannecchini 23 Yd 37
SECOND QUARTERURIUNH
TD12:29Jimmy Hughes 3 Yd Run (Bryan Giannecchini Kick) 107
TD05:45Jerell Jones 8 Yd Run (Bryan Giannecchini Kick) 177
TD04:07Chad Kackert 52 Yd Pass From Ricky Santos (Tom Manning Kick) 1714
TD02:58Derek Cassidy 37 Yd Run (Bryan Giannecchini Kick) 2414
TD01:21Scott Sicko 10 Yd Pass From Ricky Santos (Tom Manning Kick) 2421
THIRD QUARTERURIUNH
TD03:40Keith Levan 57 Yd Pass From Ricky Santos (Tom Manning Kick) 2428
TD00:31Robert Simpson 2 Yd Run (Tom Manning Kick) 2435
FOURTH QUARTERURIUNH
TD13:11Jimmy Hughes 21 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 3035
TD11:04Ricky Santos 1 Yd Run (Tom Manning Kick) 3042
TD05:00Mike Boyle 38 Yd Pass From Ricky Santos (Tom Manning Kick) 3049
TD00:36Jimmy Hughes 2 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 3649