New Hampshire Football Report

Richmond 40, UNH 34

RICHMOND, Va. –Sophomore quarterback Max Brosmer (Roswell, Ga.) passed for 277 yards and three touchdowns, but the 17th-ranked University of New Hampshire football team was upended 40-34 by 14th-ranked University of Richmond on Saturday at Robins Stadium.

Junior running back Dylan Laube (Westhampton, N.Y.) finished with 169 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns, including a 100-yard kickoff return. Grad student Heron Maurisseau (Bellport, N.Y.) had two catches for  a pair touchdowns and redshirt freshman Joey Corcoran (Montreal, Quebec) caught five passes for 77 yards.

Junior Max Oxendine (Chester, Va.) led UNH with 12 tackles to match his career high. Sophomore Josiah Silver (Hampton, Va.) finished with six tackles, including three tackles for loss and the Wildcats’ lone sack, as well as two quarterback hurries.

UR quarterback Reece Udinski threw for 287 yards and three TDs. Leroy Henley was the top target with seven catches for 106 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

UNH, which trailed 24-0 late in the second quarter and closed within 37-34 in the fourth, is now 6-3 overall and 5-1 in the CAA. Richmond moves to 7-2, 5-1.


  • New Hampshire returns to action Nov. 12 for Senior Day against No. 23/22 University of Rhode Island.


  • The Spiders took a 7-0 lead at 8:10 when Aaron Dykes’ two-yard TD run capped a 10-play, 66-yard drive.


  • Richmond stopped the Wildcats on 4th-and 1 at the UNH 16, but New Hampshire’s defense yielded only six yards and forced the Spiders to settle for a 26-yard field goal by Andrew Lopez that advanced the score to 10-0 at 12:29.
  • Udinski connected with Henley on a 4-yard TD pass to extend the home team’s lead to 17-0 at 4:45.
  • Udinki’s 13-yard TD pass to Nick DeGennaro gave Richmond a 24-0 lead with 24 seconds on the clock.
  • On the ensuing kickoff, a personal foul against Richmond gave the ‘Cats 1st-and-10 at the UNH 43. The Spiders called a timeout with seven seconds remaining, but on the next play Brosmer threw a pass into the end  zone and Maurisseau won the battle with the defender for the ball and a touchdown. The PAT kick by Nick Mazzie (Boxford, Mass.) lifted New Hampshire within 24-7.


  • The teams combined to score 33 points in the fourth quarter as four consecutive drives produced touchdowns.
  • An interception by junior Bryce Shaw (Raynham, Mass.) gave UNH possession at the UR 32 and one play later, Brosmer hit Corcoran in stride down the left side at the goal line to lift the Wildcats within 24-14 at 12:28.
  • Richmond responded with a 9-play, 73-yard drive that culminated in Fonnae Webb’s one-yard touchdown run to reestablish a 17-point lead, 31-17, at 8:35.
  • UNH had a quicker reply, however, as Laube fielded the ensuing kickoff at the goal line, followed his blockers across the field to the left side, eluded a tackler at the UR 40 and galloped into the endzone for a 100-yard touchdown return. Mazzie’s PAT lifted the ‘Cats within 31-21 at 8:22.
  • The Spiders answered with a 39-yard TD pass from Udinski to Henley at 5:46, but Caleb Mead (Willow Grove, Pa.) blocked the PAT to keep the score 37-21.
  • New Hampshire engineered a 7-play, 62-yard drive capped by Laube’s four-yard run around the left side. The Wildcats’ two-point PAT pass was unsuccessful, but UNH pulled within 37-27 at 2:01.


  • UNH’s defense forced Richmond to punt on the opening possession of the fourth quarter, which set up the Wildcats’ offense at the UNH 27.
  • A facemask penalty against the Spiders was followed by Brosmer’s 36-yard pass to Caleb Burke (Johnstown, Pa.) and a 17-yard run by Laube to advance the ball to the UR 5. Facing 4th-and-goal, Brosmer found Maurisseau alone in the middle of the end zone for a one-yard TD and Mazzie’s PAT trimmed the margin to 37-34.
  • Richmond’s defense recovered a fumble at the UNH 28. The Wildcats’ defense did not allow a yard, but Lopez made a 45-yard field goal to extend the lead to 40-34 at 4:37.
  • New Hampshire went three-and-out on its next possession, but the defense also forced a three-and-out to give possession back to the Wildcats at the UNH 31 with 1:40 remaining.
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  • The Wildcats converted 4th-and-11 on a 16-yard pass from Brosmer to Sean Coyne (Portsmouth, R.I.) and the duo combined for a 16-yard gain to advance the ball to the UR 38. A short pass to Laube went for three yards and stopped the clock with seven seconds to play.
  • Richmond called time out and this time the defense broke up a pass intended for Brian Espanet (Hopedale, Mass.) in the endzone to end the game.


  • Richmond amassed 408 yards of offense in comparison to UNH’s 288, but the Wildcats had a total of 221 return yards in comparison to UR’s 61.
  • Both defenses recorded one takeaway, four tackles for loss and one sack.
  • The Spiders won the battle of possession, 36:06 to 23:54.


  • Laube’s 100-yard kickoff return ties the record established by Dan Losano (Sept. 29, 1973 vs. Dartmouth) and matched by both Andre Garron (Oct. 8, 1983 at Bucknell) and R.J. Harvey (Nov. 17, 2001 vs. Maine).
  • Laube led the team with seven catches (for 40 yards).
  • Shaw now has two career interceptions.
  • This was Maurisseau’s first two-TD catch game as a Wildcat.
  • Redshirt freshman Max Tillett (Catawissa, Pa.) ranked second on the team with a career-high seven tackles.
  • UNH has blocked four kicks this season; the Wildcats entered the game with three blocked punt and Mead added a blocked PAT vs. Richmond.
  • Laube eclipsed 4,000 all-purpose yards in his career with 4,116.
  • Brosmer eclipsed 4,000 career passing yards at 4,096. Jeff Allen (1974-77) is No. 10 on UNH’s all-time list with 4,184.
  • Brosmer is No. 10 on the program’s all-time pass completions list with 382; he supplanted Andy Vailais (2011-14) with 363.
  • Brosmer also entered the Top 10 at #10 in career pass attempts with 630; Chris Bresnahan (1995-95) held that spot with 599.


  • New Hampshire has a 13-12 lifetime record against Richmond.


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