New Hampshire Football Report

Dartmouth runs past UNH

DURHAM – Dartmouth College piled up 634 yards of offense and breezed past the University of New Hampshire 38-21 Saturday at Wildcat Stadium.

The Big Green received two touchdown passes from quarterback Derek Kyler and three rushing TDs from quarterback Nick Howard in the win.

Dartmouth, which has used a two-quarterback system all year, improved to 5-0 overall and evened the all-time series with UNH at 19-19-2.

“We knew we had to play well, and we did,” Dartmouth coach Buddy Teevens said. “We allowed three big plays, and outside of that our defense really did a pretty good job of containing a potent offense. And then offensively our guys were very clean in their execution. We got contributions from a variety of guys.”

Kyler completed 20 of 25 passes for 326 yards, Howard carried the ball 18 times for 131 yards. Dartmouth had a 32-13 advantage in first downs.

The No. 23 Wildcats lost their third straight game and are 3-3 overall. They are 2-1 in Colonial Athletic Association play and get back to league action with a game at Elon next Saturday.

“They outplayed us completely,” UNH safety Evan Horn said. “They just beat us in all phases — especially on the defensive side. They were the better team offensively and everywhere today.”

Sophomore running back Dylan Laube broke loose for a pair of long touchdown runs for UNH. Laube scored on a 75-yard run early in the second quarter and then added a 53-yard TD midway through the third.

Laube carried six times for 139 yards in the game. The Wildcats had a season high 197 rushing yards in the game and 361 yards of total offense.

Junior Carlos Washington, Jr. (Fort Washington, Md.) teamed with junior Sean Coyne (Portsmouth. R.I.) for a 48-yard touchdown on a halfback option for the other UNH score. That one cut Dartmouth’s lead to 31-21 with 3:42 left in the third period.

Dartmouth bumped the margin back to 38-21 with Howard’s third 6-yard touchdown run of the game with 8:41 left in the fourth period. Dartmouth had 280 yards rushing.

Redshirt freshman safety Noah Stansbury led UNH with 12 tackles and redshirt freshman linebacker Ryan Toscano (Bedford, N.H.) had 11.


  • UNH quarterback Bret Edwards completed 19 of his 29 passes for 116 yards with one interception.
  • Laube finished with 208 all-purpose yards. Besides the 139 rushing yards he had five receiving yards and 64 yards on five kickoff returns.
  • Washington, Jr.’s touchdown pass to Coyne was the first pass completion of his career.
  • Freshman defensive end Josiah Silver (Hampton, Va.) had seven tackles and one of two quarterback sacks for the Wildcats.
  • Junior defensive tackle Niko Kvietkus (Southington, Conn.) had the other sack.
  • The win was Dartmouth’s first in Durham since 1969 and first time the Big Green has had consecutive wins in the series since 1969 and 1972.
  • Dartmouth won the last game between the teams in 2016 in Hanover, 22-21.
  • The teams will play five more times in the next seven years, including in 2022 and 2023.

UNH did not force a turnover. Dartmouth had one interception.


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