Scores

Final

Northeastern 17

(2-8, 1-5 CAA)

William & Mary 38

(7-2, 5-1 CAA)

7:00 PM ET, November 8, 2008

Zable Stadium, WILLIAMSBURG, VA

1 2 3 4 T
NE 7 3 7 017
W&M 14 7 10 738

Top Performers

Passing: J. Phillips (W&M) - 217 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: J. Grimes (W&M) - 16 CAR, 130 YDS

Receiving: A. Broomfield (NE) - 7 REC, 56 YDS, 1 TD

William &, Mary 38, Northeastern 17

Associated Press

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Jake Phillips moved into third place on William & Mary's all-time touchdown passing list as the Tribe defeated Northeastern 38-17 on Saturday night.

Phillips' 3-yard touchdown pass to Chase Hill with 2:51 left in the second quarter was the 55th of his career and gave William & Mary (7-2, 5-1 Colonial Athletic Association) a 21-10 lead.

The Tribe, No. 14 in the Sports Network poll and 16th in the FCS Coaches poll, won its fifth straight game heading into next week's game at No. 1 James Madison.

Derek Cox scored William and Mary's first touchdown on an 89-yard, first-quarter punt return -- the Tribe's first since 2003 -- and its last, on a 12-yard interception return with 8:22 to play.

Cox became the first Tribe player to return a punt and an interception for touchdowns in the same season since current Minnesota Viking Darren Sharper did it in 1996.

The Wildcats (2-8, 1-5 CAA) outgained the Tribe by 109 yards in the first half, but two big plays -- a 61-yard pass completion to D.J. McAulay and a 67-yard run by Jonathan Grimes -- kept William and Mary in front.

Phillips was 15 of 22 for 217 yards and two touchdowns. He also scored on a 5-yard run.

Grimes finished with 130 yards on 16 carries and McAulay caught three passes for 96 yards.

Northeastern's Anthony Orio was 25 of 43 for 247 yards and a touchdown.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NE
W&M
1st Downs2118
Total Yards357415
Passing247217
Rushing110198
Penalties2-304-38
3rd Down Conversions4-173-8
4th Down Conversions2-40-0
Turnovers11
Possession33:2426:36

Passing Leaders

NortheasternC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Orio25/432475.711
William & MaryC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Phillips15/222179.920

Rushing Leaders

NortheasternCARYDSAVGTDLG
Broomfield23512.2112
Theoudele22412.0024
William & MaryCARYDSAVGTDLG
Grimes161308.1067
Marriner5438.6019

Receiving Leaders

NortheasternRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lott67813.0017
Abelli7588.3018
William & MaryRECYDSAVGTDLG
McAulay39632.0061
Varno33712.3019

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNEW&M
TD13:26Derek Cox 89 Yd Punt Return (Brian Pate Kick) 07
TD10:03Alex Broomfield 12 Yd Run (Mat Johnson Kick) 77
TD00:11Jimmy Hobson 3 Yd Pass From Jake Phillips (Brian Pate Kick) 714
SECOND QUARTERNEW&M
FG07:54Mat Johnson 22 Yd 1014
TD02:51Chase Hill 3 Yd Pass From Jake Phillips (Brian Pate Kick) 1021
THIRD QUARTERNEW&M
TD10:59Jake Phillips 5 Yd Run (Brian Pate Kick) 1028
FG04:14Brian Pate 35 Yd 1031
TD00:13Alex Broomfield 3 Yd Pass From Anthony Orio (Mat Johnson Kick) 1731
FOURTH QUARTERNEW&M
TD08:22Derek Cox 12 Yd Interception Return (Brian Pate Kick) 1738