New Hampshire Football Report

Looking back: JMU 42, UNH 39

James Madison 42, UNH 39
at Wildcat Stadium


JMU 7 14 7 14 (42)
UNH 0 9 3 27 (39)


James Madison led 28-12 early in the fourth quarter until Terrance Alls caught a 26-yard TD pass with 10:04 to play. UNH fumbled away the ensuing kickoff, and that turned out to be the game’s biggest play. James Madison’s Charles Tutt scooped up the ball and scored from 6-yards away to help extend the lead to 42-12 with 10:00 remaining. UNH made things interesting by scoring the game’s final 27 points, but James Madison was able to run out the clock after recovering UNH’s final onside kick.


It was a key road victory for the Dukes (10-1), who finished unbeaten in CAA play. The victory helped James Madison secure one of the top four seeds (No. 4) for the FCS playoffs.


UNH coach Sean McDonnell: “Great college football game in a lot of ways. Very tough in a lot of ways … It’s a tough, tough loss against a really good football team who had us on the ropes and almost knocked out, but we found a way to stay in it and get close.”

James Madison coach Mike Houston: “To be able to come up here and get the win … it’s a big win for our program, and I thought for three quarters we played about as good as we could in all three phases.”


UNH ran 100 offensive plays and set school records for pass attempts (70) and pass completions (44). UNH starting quaterback Trevor Knight completed 31 of 49 passes for 319 yards and a touchdown before leaving the game in the fourth quarter with a stinger. Backup Adam Riese was 13 of 21 for 199 yards and two TDs. … UNH had a 569-437 edge in total offense, but James Madison had a 195-57 advantage in yards rushing. … Redshirt freshman Malik Love caught 12 passes for 127 yards, and tight end Jordan Powell had nine receptions for 92 yards in his first full game back from a suspension. … James Madison quarterback Bryan Schor completed 15 of 24 passes for 242 yards and four touchdowns. He also ran for 70 yards on 12 carries. … James Madison safety Jordan Brown made a game-high 16 tackles.

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