New Hampshire Football Report

Vermont breezes in Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl

63rd Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl

Vermont 50, New Hampshire 2
at Castleton (Vt.) University

Quarterly Report

NH 0 0 0 2 2
VT 16 20 14 0 50

Moments That Mattered

There weren’t many of them after Vermont took a 10-0 lead on its first two possession. Quarterback Ryan Alexander hooked up with Lucas Czarnecki for a 37-yard touchdown pass 1:13 into the game, and, following a New Hampshire fumble on its second play from scrimmage, Vermont raised its lead to 10-0 on Andy Kenosh’s 23-yard field goal.

Beyond The Box Score

Vermont’s victory ended a 15-game losing streak, and the 48-point difference was the largest margin of victory in the game’s history. It was also the most points a Vermont team has scored in the game. New Hampshire has a 47-14-2 edge in the series.

Talking Points

“It was frustrating,” New Hampshire coach Justin Leonard said. “We did our best to keep our kids’ heads in the game, but it’s tough anytime you get that type of score.”


Alexander tossed five TD passes in the game, which is one shy of the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl record. He completed 12 of 21 passes for 148 yards and was intercepted once. He also led all rushers with 63 yards on 18 carries. Kenosh added two TD passes. Czarnecki had four receptions, three of which were for TDs. … New Hampshire quarterback Stephen Hedberg (St. Thomas) completed 20 of 37 passes for 207 yards, but was intercepted three times. … New Hampshire had minus-44 yards rushing.  Riley Antle led New Hampshire’s rushing attack with 10 yards on eight carries. … Vermont had five sacks and 10 tackles for loss.  … Brian Grady (Fair Haven) has been Vermont’s head coach for each of its last two victories. … Blake Barbin (Spaulding) led New Hampshire receivers with six catches for 47 yards. Tim Harmon (Winnisquam) and Stephen Nix (Newport) each had five receptions. … Vermont led 50-0 when New Hampshire recorded a safety with 9:48 to play.

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