New Hampshire 48, Marshall 35

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Ricky Santos threw three touchdowns passes and ran for a fourth score, leading New Hampshire to a 48-35 win over Marshall on Saturday.

New Hampshire (1-1), ranked No. 12 in the Championship Subdivision poll, jumped ahead 24-0 at halftime, withstood a furious Marshall comeback and won its third straight game against a Bowl Subdivision team, beating Rutgers in 2004 and Northwestern last season.

The Thundering Herd (0-3) lost to a Championship Subdivision team for the first time since rejoining the former Division I-A in 1997.

Marshall was unable to contain a spread offense for the second straight week. Santos completed 23 of 33 passes for 289 yards.

Marshall led No. 4 West Virginia 13-6 at halftime a week ago but the Thundering Herd surrendered 42 second-half points and lost 48-23.

This week, New Hampshire caught Marshall in an early lull.

Robert Simpson had first quarter TDs on a 10-yard run and a 27-yard pass from Santos, who added a 3-yard TD run in the second quarter.

Marshall's Bernard Morris, who hurt a toe last week, didn't enter Saturday's game until the final drive of the first half. He set career highs by going 31-of-42 for 417 yards and three TDs.

Morris' 25-yard TD toss to Darius Passmore on fourth-and-17 brought Marshall within 41-35 midway through the fourth quarter, but New Hampshire used up most of the clock in going the length of the field, with Chris Ward scoring on a short run with a minute left.



2015 Colonial Athletic Association Standings

James Madison6-29-3
William & Mary6-29-4
New Hampshire5-37-5
Stony Brook3-55-5
Rhode Island1-71-10