Scores

Final

New Hampshire 27

(5-2, 3-1 CAA)

Massachusetts 21

(4-3, 2-2 MAC)

3:30 PM ET, October 22, 2011

1 2 3 4 T
UNH 11 7 6 327
MASS 0 12 0 921

Top Performers

Passing: K. Pagel (MASS) - 249 YDS, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Peters (UNH) - 13 CAR, 92 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Talley (MASS) - 10 REC, 113 YDS

New Hampshire 27, UMass 21

Associated Press

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Dontra Peters rushed for two touchdowns and New Hampshire held off Massachusetts in a 27-21 win on Saturday.

Peters finished with 92 yards rushing on 13 carries for the Wildcats (5-2, 3-1 Colonial Athletic Association). He scored on a 5-yard run in the first quarter and added a 1-yard touchdown run in the second to give New Hampshire an 18-6 lead.

In the third quarter, the Wildcats pushed their lead to 24-12 when Sean Cullen caught a 23-yard touchdown from Kevin Decker. The Minutemen cut the margin to six points with 10:43 left in the fourth quarter, driving 80 yards on 19 plays, capped by Kellen Pagel's 5-yard touchdown run.

Massachusetts (4-3, 0-1) added a late field goal, but was unable to pull any closer.

Decker completed 11 of 15 passes for 137 yards.

Pagel threw 249 yards and had one interception, completing 25 of 42 passes.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNH
MASS
1st Downs1825
Total Yards335399
Passing137249
Rushing198150
Penalties2-154-30
3rd Down Conversions6-118-17
4th Down Conversions0-14-5
Turnovers02
Possession27:3232:28

Passing Leaders

New HampshireC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Decker11/151379.110
MassachusettsC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Pagel25/422495.901

Rushing Leaders

New HampshireCARYDSAVGTDLG
Peters13927.1248
Steriti8567.0017
MassachusettsCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hernandez29893.1116
Talley23115.5123

Receiving Leaders

New HampshireRECYDSAVGTDLG
Steriti13434.0034
Mangieri22311.5017
MassachusettsRECYDSAVGTDLG
Talley1011311.3020
Julmiste66611.0021

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUNHMASS
TD12:01Dontra Peters 5 Yd Run (Kevin Decker Pass To Brian Mcnally For Two-Point Conversion) 80
FG06:14Mike MacArthur 47 Yd 110
SECOND QUARTERUNHMASS
TD07:26Julian Talley 23 Yd Run (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 116
TD05:18Dontra Peters 1 Yd Run (Mike Macarthur Kick) 186
TD00:19Jonathan Hernandez 4 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 1812
THIRD QUARTERUNHMASS
TD04:42Sean Cullen 23 Yd Pass From Kevin Decker (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 2412
FOURTH QUARTERUNHMASS
TD10:43Kellen Pagel 5 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 2418
FG05:09Mike MacArthur 35 Yd 2718
FG01:45Brandon Yelovich 22 Yd 2721