Scores

Final

Massachusetts 21

(6-5, 3-4 MAC)

New Hampshire 52

(9-2, 6-2 CAA)

12:00 PM ET, November 15, 2008

Cowell Stadium, Durham, NH

1 2 3 4 T
MASS 0 7 7 721
UNH 24 14 7 752

Top Performers

Passing: R. Toman (UNH) - 295 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: T. Nelson (MASS) - 24 CAR, 154 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Boyle (UNH) - 4 REC, 147 YDS, 1 TD

New Hampshire 52, Massachusetts 21

Associated Press

DURHAM, N.H. -- Matt Parent recorded six tackles, two fumble recoveries and a 100-yard interception return for a touchdown to lead New Hampshire to a 52-21 victory over Massachusetts on Saturday.

New Hampshire (8-2, 5-2) opened the scoring on a Tom Bishop career-long, 46-yard field goal.

On the next series, the Minutemen (6-5, 3-4) faced 3rd-and-goal at the UNH 6 when Parent intercepted a deflected pass and raced down the sideline for a touchdown.

New Hampshire immediately got the ball back on a Devon Jackson interception. On the next play, R.J. Toman faked a handoff and ran up the middle untouched for a 43-yard TD run, giving UNH a 17-0 lead.

After a fumble recovery by Parent, Chad Kackert scampered into the end zone to extend the lead to 24-0. A Toman to Kackert pass made it 31-0 in the second quarter.

Chris Zarda's one-yard TD run trimmed the margin to 31-7, but New Hampshire tacked on another touchdown near the end of the half on a 77-yard pass from Tolman to Chris Jeannot.

UMass failed to gain a first down to start the third quarter, then UNH marched 85 yards on 14 plays to extend its advantage to 45-7.

The Minutemen pulled within 45-14 with 23 seconds left in the third quarter.

The two teams traded scores in the final period.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MASS
UNH
1st Downs1922
Total Yards377621
Passing211295
Rushing166326
Penalties5-258-75
3rd Down Conversions4-129-17
4th Down Conversions0-10-1
Turnovers60
Possession27:1132:49

Passing Leaders

MassachusettsC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Coen22/412115.114
New HampshireC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Toman10/1829516.440

Rushing Leaders

MassachusettsCARYDSAVGTDLG
Nelson241546.4135
Zardas3227.3116
New HampshireCARYDSAVGTDLG
Simpson231255.4022
Kackert16865.4148

Receiving Leaders

MassachusettsRECYDSAVGTDLG
Cruz9808.9022
Horne23517.5025
New HampshireRECYDSAVGTDLG
Boyle414736.8164
Jeannot29246.0277

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMASSUNH
FG13:34Tom Bishop 46 Yd 03
TD09:30Matt Parent 100 Yd Interception Return (Tom Bishop Kick) 010
TD07:31R.J. Toman 43 Yd Run (Tom Bishop Kick) 017
TD02:43Chad Kackert 48 Yd Run (Tom Bishop Kick) 024
SECOND QUARTERMASSUNH
TD13:10Chad Kackert 30 Yd Pass From R.J. Toman (Tom Bishop Kick) 031
TD09:20Chris Zardas 1 Yd Run (Armando Cuko Kick) 731
TD00:59Chris Jeannot 77 Yd Pass From R.J. Toman (Tom Bishop Kick) 738
THIRD QUARTERMASSUNH
TD08:34Mike Boyle 20 Yd Pass From R.J. Toman (Tom Bishop Kick) 745
TD00:23Matt Silver 1 Yd Pass From Liam Coen (Armando Cuko Kick) 1445
FOURTH QUARTERMASSUNH
TD10:38Tony Nelson 3 Yd Run (Armando Cuko Kick) 2145
TD07:46Chris Jeannot 15 Yd Pass From R.J. Toman (Tom Bishop Kick) 2152