Amherst’s Knight breathes life into UNH football with 4-TD day

UNH Football Photo/Helene Bartsch Wildcats quarterback Trevor Knight had a 4-TD game in his return to the UNH lineup Saturday.

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) – Amherst’s Trevor Knight threw for four touchdowns and New Hampshire picked up its first victory with a 28-0 win over Holy Cross on Saturday.

Knight, the senior out of Nashua South, was 22-of-38 passing for 237 yards, moving him to No. 6 on the Wildcats’ all-time list at 5,533 yards passing. He threw for four touchdowns for the third time in his career.

Knight had missed the previous three-plus games after leaving the opener against Maine earlier in the first half with a shoulder injury.

The Wildcats (1-4), who have been to the FCS playoffs 14 straight years, had been outscored 120-33 this season but quickly took command against the Crusaders (1-5).

Knight threw scoring passes to Kieran Presley and Sean Coyne in the first quarter then completed touchdown tosses to Justin Malone-Woods and Neil O’Connor in the third

quarter.

O’Connor caught 10 passes for 108 yards, moving the senior to No. 6 in yards receiving (2,697) and No. 4 in receptions (195) on the UNH

career lists.

The Wildcats outgained Holy Cross 439-233 and picked off two passes.