Towson rallies to edge 14th ranked UNH 54-51 in OT
DURHAM – The 14th-ranked University of New Hampshire football team fell 54- 51 against Towson University at Wildcat Stadium in overtime on Saturday.
Both teams now have a 2-3 overall record. UNH is 0-2 in the CAA and Towson is 1-1.
UNH’s Nick Mazzie kicked a 20-yard field goal on the first possession of overtime to give the Wildcats a 51-48 lead. Towson responded with a two-yard touchdown run by Devin Matthews on 3rd-and-goal to lift the Tigers to victory.
UNH led 41-30 early in the fourth quarter, but Towson got the ball back the TU 10 with 1:46 remaining and scored a touchdown on a 15-yard pass to Lukkas Londono with 24 seconds left and the PAT tied the score at 48.
Dylan Laube led the Wildcats with 92 rushing yards and a pair of touchdown. Max Brosmer completed 25 passes for 340 yards and two TDs.
Kyle Lepkowski recovered a fumble in the end zone for the first touchdown of the game, caught the ensuing two-point conversion for the Wildcats and also had a TD reception. He finished with four catches for 60 yards. Caleb Burke scored one touchdown and had 84 receiving yards, the most from the ‘Cats.
Bedford’s Ryan Toscano led all players with a season-high 13. Cornerback Charles Briscoe III blocked two kicks, including a punt that he recovered in the end zone for a TD, and also forced a fumble.
Matthews was the Tigers’ top ground gainer with 18 rushes for 116 yards and two touchdowns. D’Ago Hunter also had 116 yards on 17 carries and also had seven catches for 72 yards. Nathan Kent threw for 236 yards five TDs. Carter Runyon had a team-high 83 receiving yards with one touchdown.
Dorian Davis and Makye Smith led the Tigers’ defense in tackles with nine apiece.
New Hampshire is back at Wildcat Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 1 p.m.to battle the University of Albany for Homecoming.