New Hampshire Football Report

Villanova 45, UNH 33

DURHAM — Quarterback Connor Watkins accounted for four touchdowns and Jalen Jackson ran for 145 yards and two touchdowns and Villanova beat New Hampshire 45-33 on Saturday at Wildcat Stadium.

Watkins threw an 18-yard touchdown to TD Ayo-Durojaiye for the game’s seventh lead change midway through the third quarter and Villanova (7-2, 5-1 Coastal Athletic Association) didn’t surrender the lead for the rest of the contest. The scoring play made it 31-27, and before the quarter ended, Watkins ran it in from the 6 for an 11-point advantage. The game’s scoring ended when Watkins threw a 68-yard touchdown to Rayjuon Pringle with 9:53 left.

Dylan Laube ran for 132 yards on 19 carries for UNH (4-5, 2-4). He scored on run of 75 and 2 yards. The latter brought UNH within 38-33 to end a 14-play, 75-yard drive that took almost five minutes before Watkins sealed with the pass to Pringle.

UNH quarterback Max Brosmer threw for 259 yards and a touchdown but was intercepted three times.


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