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Wildcats end season with 44-25 Musket win over UMaine

By UNH Athletic Communications - | Nov 19, 2023

Former UNH standout Jerry Azumah and former longtime Wildcats head coach Bill Bowes were introduced prior to Saturday's game vs. UMaine in Durham. (Photo courtesy of UNH Athletics)

DURHAM – Junior quarterback Max Brosmer passed for 271 yards and three touchdowns – and rushed for another TD – to lead the University of New Hampshire football team to Saturday afternoon’s 44-25 victory against the University of Maine at Wildcat Stadium.

With the win, the Wildcats retain the Brice-Cowell Musket – which is presented annually to the winner of the Buffalo Wild Wings Border Battle – and end the regular season at 6-5 overall and 4-4 in the CAA.

UNH scored first and held the lead the entire game by scoring six touchdowns, including five in the first half to build a 34-14 lead that was extended to 44-17 in the fourth quarter.

Sophomore running back Myles Thomason finished with a game-high 174 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns. He carried the ball a career-high 16 times for 55 yards, caught two passes for 11 yards – including a 10-yard score – and had two punt returns for 108 yards, including an 89-yard TD.

Grad student wide receiver Logan Tomlinson led all players with eight catches for 121 yards, including a two-yard touchdown.

UNH’s defense recorded six tackles for loss, including three sacks, one forced fumble and fumble recovery, an interception and seven pass breakups. Senior safety Joe Eichman of Merrimack recorded a team-high six tackles (six solo) and his team-leading third interception of the year.

Junior cornerback Noah Stansbury tallied five tackles (four solo) and three pass breakups. Junior linebacker Ryan Toscano of Bedford also had five tackles, one of which was a strip-sack in which he recovered the fumble.

Maine QB Derek Robertson had numbers close to his career highs. He completed 31 of 51 passes for 315 yards and three touchdowns; he entered the game with career highs of 36 completions and 52 pass attempts.

Trevin Ewing had seven catches for 79 yards – both career highs – with a 14-yard TD. Jamie Lamson had a team-high eight catches for 50 yards, including a two-yard score. Tristen Kenan was Maine’s top ground gainer with 11 rushes for 48 yards.

Maine finished the 2023 season at 2-9, 1-7.

UNH senior running back Dylan Laube, the national leader in all-purpose yards who has been invited to play in the East-West Shrine Game and the Senior Bowl, did not play.


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