(2-0, 1-0 away)
(0-2, 0-2 home)
7:00 PM ET, September 12, 2009
Scheumann Stadium, Muncie, IN
Passing: R. Toman (UNH) - 212 YDS, 1 TD
Rushing: S. Jellison (UNH) - 22 CAR, 55 YDS, 2 TD
Receiving: J. Orlando (UNH) - 4 REC, 70 YDS, 1 TD
MUNCIE, Ind. -- Sean Jellison ran for two touchdowns Saturday and New Hampshire held on to defeat Ball State 23-16.
R.J. Toman threw for 212 yards and a touchdown. He also ran for 51 yards for the Wildcats (2-0). Jellison finished with 55 yards rushing and 43 yards receiving.
Joey Orlando scored the other TD for New Hampshire and Devon Jackson tackled Kelly Page in the end zone for a safety.
Ball State (0-2) cut the Wildcats' lead to 23-16 on Page's 21-yard pass to Seth White with 8:50 to play. But the Cardinals' final drive did not get past the New Hampshire 20-yard line.