New Hampshire Football Report

O’Connor, UNH top William & Mary

UNH 35, WILLIAM & MARY 16: Box Score

WILLIAMSBURG, Va.  – Neil O’Connor caught seven passes for 192 yards and one touchdown to lead the No. 21/19 University of New Hampshire football team to Saturday afternoon’s 35-16 victory against William & Mary at Zable Stadium.

UNH recorded its first win at Zable Stadium since 1998 to improve to 6-3 overall and 4-2 in the CAA. W&M is now 2-7, 0-6.

O’Connor ended the third quarter – and the game — with 193 receiving yards, moving him into fifth place (1,129 yards) on UNH’s all-time single-season list.

Trevor Knight completed 25 of 35 passes for 405 yards and four TDs. It marked his second 400-yard passing game of the season and career, and the four passing touchdowns touchdowns matched his personal high.

Kieran Presley had seven catches for 60 yards and a TD while Malik Love  had 71 yards on four receptions. Evan Gray  was UNH’s leading rusher with 15 carries for 55 yards and one score.

Quinlen Dean recorded a team-high eight tackles.


  • UNH has won three of the last four meetings vs. William & Mary.
  • The Wildcats recorded a season-high 511 yards of total offense (406 passing, 105 rushing). The ‘Cats amassed 508 vs. Towson University.
  • New Hampshire punted just one time, a season low.
  • D’Andre Drummond-Mayrie, Jared Kuehl  and Smith, Jr. all finished with seven tackles.
  • Kuehl and Rick Holt both recorded their 100th career tackle. Kuehl now has 102 tackles and Holt, whose five tackles included a sack, has 100.
  • Knight entered UNH’s top 10 career passing yards list at 4,285. He supplanted Kevin Decker (4,151 from 2008-11) at No. 10.
  • Lorden has five fouchdowns on seven catches this season.
  • This was the 94th CAA victory – and first at Zable Stadium — for head coach Sean McDonnell. His predecessor Bill Bowes is No. 3 at 97.

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