Scores

Final

Northeastern 7

(1-8, 0-4 away)

Massachusetts 37

(5-4, 5-0 home)

12:00 PM ET, November 7, 2009

1 2 3 4 T
NE 0 0 0 77
UMASS 3 24 7 337

Top Performers

Passing: K. Havens (UMASS) - 187 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: T. Nelson (UMASS) - 20 CAR, 116 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: V. Cruz (UMASS) - 5 REC, 88 YDS, 1 TD

Massachusetts 37, Northeastern 7

Associated Press

AMHERST, Mass. -- Tony Nelson ran for 116 yards and three touchdowns to lead Massachusetts to a 37-7 win over Northeastern on Saturday.

Nelson, who finished with 20 carries, scored on two 1-yard runs to give the Minutemen (5-4, 3-3 Colonial Athletic Association) a 17-0 lead in the second quarter. He also scored on a 9-yard run in the second half.

Kyle Havens connected with Victor Cruz on an 11-yard touchdown to extend Massachusetts' margin to 24 points in the second quarter. Haven was 15-for-21 for 187 yards for the Minutemen. Cruz caught five passes for 88 yards.

The Minutemen totaled 452 yards on offense compared to 145 by the Huskies (1-8, 1-5).

Northeastern was held scoreless through the first three quarters until defensive back Kyle Hunte picked off Massachusetts backup quarterback Scott Woodward's pass, returning the interception 51 yards for a touchdown.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NE
UMASS
1st Downs1024
Total Yards145452
Passing69202
Rushing76250
Penalties4-477-45
3rd Down Conversions1-115-14
4th Down Conversions1-12-2
Turnovers21
Possession22:0837:52

Passing Leaders

NortheasternC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Dulski12/25692.801
MassachusettsC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Havens15/211878.910

Rushing Leaders

NortheasternCARYDSAVGTDLG
Griffin11585.3017
Torres4133.308
MassachusettsCARYDSAVGTDLG
Nelson201165.8332
Gonnet13584.5016

Receiving Leaders

NortheasternRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lott23015.0019
Batts4205.0016
MassachusettsRECYDSAVGTDLG
Cruz58817.6132
Horne44010.0025

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNEUMASS
FG06:31Armando Cuko 30 Yd 03
SECOND QUARTERNEUMASS
TD14:20Tony Nelson 1 Yd Run (Armando Cuko Kick) 010
TD10:10Tony Nelson 1 Yd Run (Armando Cuko Kick) 017
TD02:57Victor Cruz 11 Yd Pass From Kyle Havens (Armando Cuko Kick) 024
FG00:04Armando Cuko 36 Yd 027
THIRD QUARTERNEUMASS
TD06:33Tony Nelson 9 Yd Run (Armando Cuko Kick) 034
FOURTH QUARTERNEUMASS
TD14:46Chad Hunte 51 Yd Interception Return (Mat Johnson Kick) 734
FG08:34Armando Cuko 35 Yd 737