Scores

Final

New Hampshire 48

(1-1, 0-1 CAA)

Marshall 35

(0-3, 0-2 home)

4:30 PM ET, September 15, 2007

Joan C. Edwards Stadium, Huntington, WV

1 2 3 4 T
UNH 14 10 7 1748
MRSH 0 0 21 1435

Top Performers

Passing: B. Morris (MRSH) - 417 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: C. Ward (UNH) - 19 CAR, 99 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: C. Slate (MRSH) - 11 REC, 177 YDS, 1 TD

New Hampshire 48, Marshall 35

Associated Press

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNH
MRSH
1st Downs2729
Total Yards502562
Passing289475
Rushing21387
Penalties4-294-35
3rd Down Conversions11-167-14
4th Down Conversions0-01-2
Turnovers11
Possession32:1227:48

Passing Leaders

New HampshireC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Santos23/332898.830
MarshallC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Morris31/424179.930

Rushing Leaders

New HampshireCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ward19995.2112
Santos13453.5115
MarshallCARYDSAVGTDLG
Small5459.0026
Marshall7294.1014

Receiving Leaders

New HampshireRECYDSAVGTDLG
Sicko67813.0030
Boyle67512.5129
MarshallRECYDSAVGTDLG
Slate1117716.1180
Passmore89111.4125

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUNHMRSH
TD08:05Robert Simpson 10 Yd Run (Tom Manning Kick) 70
TD02:32Robert Simpson 27 Yd Pass From Ricky Santos (Tom Manning Kick) 140
SECOND QUARTERUNHMRSH
FG08:03Tom Manning 47 Yd 170
TD03:13Mike Boyle 29 Yd Pass From Ricky Santos (Tom Manning Kick) 240
THIRD QUARTERUNHMRSH
TD12:54Kelvin Turner 1 Yd Run (Anthony Binswanger Kick) 247
TD10:12Ricky Santos 3 Yd Run (Tom Manning Kick) 317
TD06:19Kelvin Turner 2 Yd Run (Anthony Binswanger Kick) 3114
TD02:32Cody Slate 80 Yd Pass From Bernard Morris (Anthony Binswanger Kick) 3121
FOURTH QUARTERUNHMRSH
FG13:01Tom Manning 21 Yd 3421
TD10:43Kelvin Turner 7 Yd Pass From Bernard Morris (Anthony Binswanger Kick) 3428
TD09:47Keith Levan 4 Yd Pass From Ricky Santos (Tom Manning Kick) 4128
TD06:39Darius Passmore 25 Yd Pass From Bernard Morris (Anthony Binswanger Kick) 4135
TD01:01Chris Ward 2 Yd Run (Tom Manning Kick) 4835