Scores

Final

New Hampshire 41

(9-4, 6-2 CAA)

Maine 27

(10-3, 7-1 CAA)

Coverage: GamePlan

2:00 PM ET, December 7, 2013

Alfond Stadium, ORONO, ME

1 2 3 4 T
UNH 10 10 7 1441
MAIN 7 10 3 727

Top Performers

Passing: S. Goldrich (UNH) - 291 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: C. Setian (UNH) - 10 CAR, 54 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Mello (UNH) - 5 REC, 90 YDS, 2 TD

New Hampshire knocks off Maine 41-27

Associated Press

ORONO, Maine -- Sean Goldrich threw for 291 yards and three touchdowns, leading New Hampshire to a 41-27 victory over Maine in the second round of the FBC playoffs Saturday.

New Hampshire (9-4) defeated Maine (10-3) two weeks ago 24-3 in the Colonial Athletic Association regular season finale. The Wildcats will play the Sam Houston -- Southeastern Louisiana winner in the next round.

New Hampshire scored first on Mike McArthur's 43-yard field goal in the first quarter. Damarr Autman returned the ensuing kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown and a 7-3 Maine advantage. Three plays later New Hampshire retook the lead 10-7 when Goldrich threw to Justin Mello for a 57-yard scoring strike

A Goldrich to Mello 3-yard pass gave the Wildcats a 27-17 advantage with 11:30 remaining in the third. They then pulled away on two Chris Setain rushing touchdowns in the final quarter.

Marcus Wasilewski led Maine with 229 yards passing.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNH
MAIN
1st Downs2318
Total Yards495384
Passing315229
Rushing180155
Penalties5-504-35
3rd Down Conversions7-143-13
4th Down Conversions0-11-2
Turnovers12
Possession30:0129:59

Passing Leaders

New HampshireC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Goldrich16/2729110.830
MaineC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Wasilewski21/392295.922

Rushing Leaders

New HampshireCARYDSAVGTDLG
Steriti14745.3021
Setian10545.4212
MaineCARYDSAVGTDLG
Wasilewski15714.7024
Stevens12655.4015

Receiving Leaders

New HampshireRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mello59018.0257
Harris68514.2026
MaineRECYDSAVGTDLG
Williams58116.2032
Stevens45413.5022

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUNHMAIN
FG06:40Mike MacArthur 43 Yd 30
TD06:26Damarr Aultman 88 Yd Kickoff Return (Sean Decloux Kick) 37
TD05:02Justin Mello 57 Yd Pass From Sean Goldrich (Mike Macarthur Kick) 107
SECOND QUARTERUNHMAIN
FG09:13Sean Decloux 21 Yd 1010
TD07:40Jimmy Giansante 48 Yd Pass From Sean Goldrich (Mike Macarthur Kick) 1710
FG03:25Mike MacArthur 22 Yd 2010
TD00:47John Ebeling 9 Yd Pass From Marcus Wasilewski (Sean Decloux Kick) 2017
THIRD QUARTERUNHMAIN
TD11:30Justin Mello 3 Yd Pass From Sean Goldrich (Mike Macarthur Kick) 2717
FG07:42Sean Decloux 28 Yd 2720
FOURTH QUARTERUNHMAIN
TD06:47Chris Setian 12 Yd Run (Mike Macarthur Kick) 3420
TD02:42Chris Setian 7 Yd Run (Mike Macarthur Kick) 4120
TD00:21Justin Perillo 18 Yd Pass From Marcus Wasilewski (Sean Decloux Kick) 4127