New Hampshire Football Report

Elon stymies UNH

ELON, N.C. – Quinlen Dean  and Pop Lacey recorded 12 and 11 tackles, respectively, to lead all players, but the University of New Hampshire football team was defeated 30-9 by No. 11 Elon University at Rhodes Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Dean eclipsed 200 career tackles as his three solo stops and nine assisted tackles increased his UNH total to 205 (126-79-205).

Sean Coyne  scored his first career touchdown on a 25-yard run and also had a team-high five catches for 25 yards. Neil O’Connor finished with four catches for 56 yards.

Christian Lupoli completed 16 of 27 passes for a career-high 174 yards. Carlos Washington, Jr. had five rushes for 25 yards.

UNH is now 0-4 overall and 0-2 in the CAA. Elon, with its first win in five lifetime meetings vs. the Wildcats, improved to 3-1 (1-0 CAA).

Elon was led offensively by Malcolm Summers (22 rushes, 124 yards, 1 TD), Davis Cheek (24-31, 258 yards) and Kortez Weeks (14 catches, 165 yards). Cheek also had one carry for a 2-yard touchdown.


*  Elon finished with a 451-218 advantage in total yards and shut out the Wildcats in the second half while limiting the Wildcats to 46 yards.
*  Dean has recorded double-digit tackles in three of four games and has a team-high 43 tackles this season.
*  Lacey has 10-plus tackles each of the past two games and is second with 33 stops.
*  O’Connor climbed to No. 6 in career receptions with 185; he moved past David Gamble (182).
*  Senior transfer Cam Smith made his first start as a Wildcat at left guard.
*  UNH has now been outscored 70-9 in the second quarter this season.

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