Scores

Final

Northeastern 31

(2-7, 1-4 away)

New Hampshire 13

(6-3, 4-1 home)

12:00 PM ET, November 3, 2007

Cowell Stadium, Durham, NH

1 2 3 4 T
NE 7 14 0 1031
UNH 0 7 0 613

Top Performers

Passing: A. Orio (NE) - 153 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: M. Murray (NE) - 55 CAR, 206 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: C. Kackert (UNH) - 6 REC, 50 YDS, 1 TD

Northeastern 31, New Hampshire 13

Associated Press

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) -- Maurice Murray carried 55 times for 206 yards and three touchdowns to lead Northeastern to a 31-13 upset over eighth-ranked New Hampshire on Saturday.

UNH, (6-3, 3-3) entered the game with a four-game winning streak. Northeastern ended a five-game losing streak to improve to 2-7, 1-5.

Northeastern quarterback Anthony Orio was nearly perfect, completing 11 of 12 passes for 153 yards and one touchdown. UNH's Ricky Santos completed 20 of 31 passes for 196 yards and one TD.

NU marched 65 yards during its first possession and Murray capped the drive with a three-yard run. After a UNH punt, Northeastern drove 90 yards to extend its lead to 14-0 at 14:54 of the second quarter on a 1-yard leap by Murray.

The Huskies took a 21-0 lead on a 3-yard pass from Orio to Alex Broomfield.

With 59 seconds remaining in the first half, the Wildcats drove 72 yards to pull within 21-7 on a 22-yard TD pass to Chad Kackert.

NU extended its advantage to 24-7 in the fourth quarter when Johnson kicked a 22-yard field goal. After an interception, Murray scored his third touchdown, a four-yard run.

New Hampshire responded with a one-yard scoring run by Keith LeVan to finish the scoring.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NE
UNH
1st Downs2616
Total Yards435270
Passing153196
Rushing28274
Penalties5-401-4
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers03
Possession48:1311:47

Passing Leaders

NortheasternC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Orio11/1215312.810
New HampshireC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Santos20/311966.312

Rushing Leaders

NortheasternCARYDSAVGTDLG
Murray552063.730
Broomfield11413.700
New HampshireCARYDSAVGTDLG
Kackert8384.800
Santos5295.800

Receiving Leaders

NortheasternRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lott35618.700
Mandeville24020.000
New HampshireRECYDSAVGTDLG
Kackert6508.310
Boyle34615.300

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNEUNH
TD09:05Maurice Murray 3 Yd Run (Mat Johnson Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERNEUNH
TD14:34Maurice Murray 1 Yd Run (Mat Johnson Kick) 140
TD03:11Alex Broomfield 3 Yd Pass From Anthony Orio (Mat Johnson Kick) 210
TD00:59Chad Kackert 22 Yd Pass From Ricky Santos (Tom Manning Kick) 217
FOURTH QUARTERNEUNH
FG11:40Mat Johnson 22 Yd 247
TD04:18Maurice Murray 5 Yd Run (Mat Johnson Kick) 317
TD02:39Keith Levan 1 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 3113