New Hampshire Football Report

UNH remains winless

BOULDER, Colo. – Pop Lacey recorded game-high 10 tackles and returned an interception for a touchdown, but the University of New Hampshire football team was defeated 45-14 by the University of Colorado on Saturday afternoon at Folsom Field.

Lacey scored UNH’s first points of the game on a 15-yard interception return in the third quarter. It was one of two turnovers forced by the UNH defense. Evan Horn, who tied with four other Wildcats for second on the team with five tackles, had an interception late in the second quarter.

Brian Carter finished with three tackles, two of which were sacks, as well as a forced fumble and pass breakup.

Christian Lupoli completed 13 of 31 passes for 160 yards, including a 71-yard TD pass to Neil O’Connor. O’Connor finished with five catches for 98 yards, both of which were team highs.

CU quarterback Steven Montez was 14-for-19 for 166 yards and a TD. Laviska Shenault had five catches for 67 yards and a score. Tony Brown (5-80) and KD Nixon (6-30) were the other top targets. Travon McMillian had 16 carries for 162 yards and two touchdowns. Beau Bisharat carried the ball 13 times for 92 yards.

UNH is now 0-3 while Colorado remains unbeaten at 3-0.

— Drew Sanborn punted six times for an average of 49.7 yards. He recorded a career long of 60 in the third quarter and also booted a 59-yarder. Sanborn pinned CU inside the 20 four times.
–This marked the second consecutive week Horn thwarted an opponent’s drive in the red zone with an interception in the end zone.
–Lacey’s pick-6 was the second of his career. He had a 44-yard INT return for a score Nov. 19, 2016 at Maine.
–O’Connor TD reception was his first of the season and the 17th of his career.Sean Coyne was UNH’s top rusher with three caries for 21 yards.

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