New Hampshire Football Report

UNH falls to FIU

MIAMI – True freshman quarterback Max Brosmer (Roswell, Ga.) passed for a pair of touchdowns – including an 86-yard score to redshirt freshman Dylan Laube (Westhampton, N.Y.) – in his first collegiate start, but the University of New Hampshire football team suffered a 30-17 loss in a rainy Riccardo Silva Stadium at Florida International University on Saturday night.

Laube and sophomore receiver Brian Espanet (Hopedale, Mass.) each caught his first career touchdown pass.

The Wildcats are 0-2 and return home to face the University of Rhode Island in their home opener in Wildcat Stadium on Saturday at 6 p.m.

The Wildcats were playing up a level against Florida International, an FBS school with more scholarships and resources than FCS teams such as UNH.

Brosmer and Laube teamed up for their 86-yard score with 10:20 left in the third period. Laube broke a couple of tackles at the 50-yard on his way to the end zone and UNH owned a 17-13 lead.

It was UNH’s first TD pass covering at least 80 yards since Sean Goldrich and R.J. Harris combined on an 80-yarder Nov. 8, 2014 in a win over Rhode Island.

The Wildcats also owned a couple of early leads. First at 3-0 on a 41-yard field goal by junior Jason Hughes (Atkinson) with 9:09 left in the first quarter and went up 10-7 on Brosmer’s 7-yard TD pass to Espanet with 38 seconds left in the first period.

The game was delayed for 40 minutes because of lightning in the area immediately after the touchdown. Hughes kicked the conversion when the game resumed.


  • UNH opens the Colonial Athletic Association portion of its schedule against URI.
  • Rhode Island lost its first two games of the season and had this weekend off.
  • The Rams took Delaware to three overtimes before falling, 44-36, last Saturday.
  • They lost their opener, 41-20, at Ohio.
  • UNH had its three-game winning streak snapped in a 24-21 loss at Rhode Island in last year’s season finale.
  • URI finished 6-5 overall and 4-4 in the Colonial Athletic Association last year.
  • UNH beat the Rams, 28-14, the last time the teams met in Wildcat Stadium on Sept. 23, 2017.


  • The Wildcats opened the scoring with a 41-yard field goal by Hughes with 9:09 left in the first period.
  • A 1-yard run by Napoleon Maxwell and extra point kick made it 7-3 FIU with 6:36 to go.
  • UNH took the lead back on a 7-yard TD pass made Brosmer to Brian Espanet with 38 seconds left in the period.
  • The game was stopped after the touchdown for lightning in the area.
  • When it resumed after a 40-minute delay, Hughes kicked the conversion and UNH led 10-3 as the period ended.


  • FIU quarterback Kaylan Wiggins scored on a 2-yard run to give his team a 13-10 lead 24 seconds into the period.
  • Jose Borreagales missed the conversion kick.
  • Wiggins set up the TD with a 70-yard run.


  • Brosmer connected with redshirt freshman Dylan Laube for an 86-yard passing TD with 10:20 left in the third period.
  • UNH went up 17-13 with a Hughes kick.
  • Wiggins answered with a 5-yard run and FIU led 20-17 with 6:57 left.


  • Dimitry Prophete scored on a punt return to give FIU a 27-17 lead with 8:36 left to play.
  • Tony Gaiter returned the punt 34 yards and lateraled to Prophete who went the last 10 yards for the TD.
  • It was the first punt returned for a TD against the Wildcats since 2003.
  • Borregales closed the scoring with a 20-yard field goal with 1:44 to play.

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