Scores

Final

William & Mary 23

(0-1, 0-1 CAA)

Massachusetts 27

(1-0, 1-0 MAC)

3:30 PM ET, September 4, 2010

1 2 3 4 T
W&M 7 9 0 723
MASS 0 14 0 1327

Top Performers

Passing: M. Callahan (W&M) - 221 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Hernandez (MASS) - 25 CAR, 132 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: A. Nelson (MASS) - 5 REC, 78 YDS, 1 TD

Massachusetts 27, William &, Mary 23

Associated Press

AMHERST, Mass. -- John Griffin ran for a 5-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter to help Massachusetts defeat William & Mary 27-23 on Saturday.

The Minutemen trailed 23-14 early in the fourth quarter before a long drive pulled them within two. Jonathan Hernandez's 2-yard touchdown run with 9:40 remaining capped an 11-play, 64-yard drive.

After two straight three-and-outs by William & Mary, Massachusetts took over on its own 17-yard line. The Minutemen faced a third-and-2 in the drive, and Hernandez again came up with a big play. Hernandez caught a 64-yard pass from Kyle Havens, setting up two runs by Griffin, including the game-winning TD with 3:23 to play.

Hernandez finished with 132 yards on 25 carries as Massachusetts won its ninth-straight season opener.

Mike Callahan threw for two touchdowns and 228 yards for the Tribe.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
W&M
MASS
1st Downs2223
Total Yards334438
Passing221223
Rushing113215
Penalties1-108-81
3rd Down Conversions6-138-16
4th Down Conversions1-13-3
Turnovers11
Possession26:1933:41

Passing Leaders

William & MaryC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Callahan21/352216.321
MassachusettsC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Havens15/242239.310

Rushing Leaders

William & MaryCARYDSAVGTDLG
Grimes18673.7013
Callahan4399.8128
MassachusettsCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hernandez251325.3113
Griffin21803.8222

Receiving Leaders

William & MaryRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gottlieb77010.0022
Dohse37023.3134
MassachusettsRECYDSAVGTDLG
Nelson57815.6136
Hernandez26934.5064

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERW&MMASS
TD04:53Jimmy Hobson 5 Yd Pass From Mike Callahan (David Miller Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERW&MMASS
TD13:14Anthony Nelson 36 Yd Pass From Kyle Havens (Caleb Violette Kick) 77
TD06:27Mike Callahan 28 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 137
TD01:36John Griffin 4 Yd Run (Caleb Violette Kick) 1314
FG00:00David Miller 17 Yd 1614
FOURTH QUARTERW&MMASS
TD14:27Cameron Dohse 34 Yd Pass From Mike Callahan (David Miller Kick) 2314
TD09:40Jonathan Hernandez 2 Yd Run (Caleb Violette Kick) 2321
TD03:23John Griffin 5 Yd Run (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 2327