New Hampshire Football Report

James Madison handles UNH

HARRISONBURG, Va. – Senior running back Dalton Crossan ran for a pair of touchdowns, but the University of New Hampshire football team was no match for James Madison and dropped a 55-22 contest at James Madison on Saturday.

UNH was eliminated from the NCAA Division I FCS tournament with the loss and finished the season with an 8-5 record.

The Wildcats were competing in the FCS playoffs for a nation’s-best 13th straight season. They won their first-round game against Lehigh, 64-21, last Saturday in Wildcat Stadium to earn the shot against JMU in the second round.

James Madison improves to 11-1 overall and advance to the quarterfinal round, where it will face Sam Houston State. The Dukes won the Colonial Athletic Association regular season title with an 8-0 record.

JMU junior quarterback Bryan Schor passed for 371 yards and five touchdowns.

  • Senior defensive end Cam Shorey (Calais, Maine) intercepted a pass to end JMU’s second possession early.
  • He jumped to deflect the ball and made a nice play to catch the ball and set UNH up on the JMU 16-yard line.
  • Crossan ripped off a 15-yard run and then scored on a 1-yard run and UNH led 7-0.
  • The Dukes drove to a first down on the UNH 3-yard line and the Wildcats held and allowed only an 18-yard field goal.


  • The Dukes outscored UNH 28-0 in the period to grab a 31-7 lead at the half.
  • JMU passed for four touchdowns in the quarter.
  • Quarterback Bryan Schor passed for three TDs.
  • Wide receiver Rashard Davis completed a 37-yard option pass to Brandon Ravenel for the other score.
  • It was one of two Ravenel TD receptions in the period.
  • Terrence Alls and Jonathan Kloosterman caught the other scoring passes.
  • Senior Casey DeAndrade (East Bridgewater, Mass.) fumbled a punt and that set up the third JMU touchdown in the period. 


  • The Wildcats drove down the field on the opening possession of the second half to a Crossan 14-yard TD run.
  • Knight passed to Crossan for a two-point conversion and it was 31-15.
  • The Dukes answered with three more touchdowns.
  • Ravenel returned the kickoff after the Crossan score 86 yards for a TD.
  • Alls then scored his second touchdown on a 14-yard pass from Schor.
  • Schor connected with Kloosterman for his fifth TD pass with 20 seconds left in the period.


  • Senior quarterback Adam Riese  closed out the scoring with an 11-yard touchdown run with 20 seconds left in the game.
  • JMU’s Tyler Gray kicked a 31-yard FG for the only other points in the period.


  • UNH finished with 268 yards of total offense.
  • The Wildcats had 125 yards rushing and 143 yards passing.
  • JMU had 567 yards of offense, 159 rushing and 408 passing.
  • Crossan carried 15 times for 92 yards and the two scores.
  • He finished the season with 1,281 yards, the sixth best UNH single season total ever.
  • Crossan had 2,617 rushing yards for his career.
  • He scored 10 rushing touchdowns and had four touchdown catches this year.
  • Sophomore Trevor Knight  returned from injury and started at quarterback.
  • He completed eight of his 21 pass for 69 yards.
  • Riese completed eight of his 14 passes for 74 yards.
  • Sophomore Neil O’Connor  led UNH with six catches for 67 yards.
  • Freshman Pop Lacey led UNH with 12 tackles.
  • Redshirt freshman Isiah Perkins had nine tackles.

Rushing: UNH 21-125. JMU 48-159.
Passing: UNH 16-35-143-1, 0 TDs. JMU 31-39-408-1 6 TD.
Total Offense: UNH 56-268. JMU 87-567.
1st Downs: UNH- 14. JMU 31.
Time of Possession: UNH 20:16. JMU 39:44.
Penalties: UNH 6-63. JMU 9-76.
Turnovers: UNH 2. JMU 2.
Rushing: UNH – Crossan  15-92. JMU – Khalid Abdullah   22-87.
Receiving: UNH- O’Connor 6-67. JMU – Troy Pelletier – 8-138, 1 TD.
Passing: UNH- Riese 8-14-1, 0 TDs. JMU – Bryan Schor 30-37-371-1, 5 TDs.
Tackles: UNH- Lacey 8-4-12.                 JMU – Brandon Hereford 7-1-8.

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