New Hampshire Football Report

UNH upsets Stony Brook

STONY BROOK, N.Y. – Max Brosmer (Roswell, Ga.) threw a pair of touchdown passes to Brian Espanet (Hopedale, Mass.), including a 20-yard go-ahead strike with 5:43 left in the fourth quarter, and a bend-but-don’t-break defensive effort helped the University of New Hampshire football team upset No. 22 Stony Brook, 20-14, in a CAA game at LaValle Stadium on Saturday night.

With its fourth straight win, UNH improved to 4-2 and remained atop the CAA with a perfect 3-0 conference record. Stony Brook dropped to 4-3 overall and 1-2 in the CAA.

Brosmer went 16 of 26 for 196 yards and registered his third multi-touchdown game of his true freshman season.

Espanet set career highs in receptions (four), receiving yards (game-high 59) and TD catches (two), and now leads the Wildcats with four scoring catches this season.

The Seawolves outgained the Wildcats, 386-316, but the UNH defense recorded one interception and stopped the home team on three separate fourth-down plays.

Starting in place of injured captain Pop Lacey (Reading, Mass.), safety Max Oxendine (Chester, Va.) made his first career start and recorded a team-high nine tackles (four solo).  Evan Horn (Lebanon, Pa.) posted eight stops, including a team-high five solo tackles, and notched his second interception in as many weeks. Prince Smith Jr. (Philadelphia, Pa.) added eight tackles and one of the five Wildcat pass breaksups.

Evan Gray (Centreville, Va.) carried 15 times for a team-best 54 yards, and Dylan Laube (Westhampton, N.Y.) celebrated a return to his native Long Island with a game-high 130 all-purpose yards (48 rush, 77 kick return, five receiving).

Jason Hughes (Atkinson, N.H.) went 2-for-2 in field goals with a 22-yarder in the third quarter and a 42-yarder with 5:07 remaining that proved to be the game’s final points. The junior went 2-for-2 in PATs.

Ty Son Lawton carried 23 times for 124 yards and a touchdown for Stony Brook, which tallied 206 rushing yards. Tyquell Fields completed 12 of 25 passes for 180 yards with a TD and an interception. Jean Constant was SBU’s top receiver with four catches for 40 yards and a touchdown.


•Lacey, who entered the game as UNH’s leading tackler (35), did not play after sustaining a foot injury in Thursday’s practice.

•Balsamo (five tackles) saw his first action since being injured in the opening game at Holy Cross (Sept. 7).

Benyeal Hill Jr. (Stafford, Va.) made his first career reception –a critical 8-yard catch from Brosmer on a third-and-three play from the SBU 24 in the first quarter– to extend the Wildcats’ first scoring drive.

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