Scores

Final

Maine 27

(8-3, 6-2 CAA)

New Hampshire 30

(8-3, 6-2 CAA)

12:00 PM ET, November 19, 2011

Cowell Stadium, DURHAM, NH

1 2 3 4 T
MAIN 14 3 3 727
UNH 7 3 6 1430

Top Performers

Passing: K. Decker (UNH) - 203 YDS, 3 TD, 3 INT

Rushing: N. Steriti (UNH) - 21 CAR, 150 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: R. Harris (UNH) - 6 REC, 106 YDS, 2 TD

New Hampshire 30, Maine 27

Associated Press

DURHAM, N.H. -- Chris Houston came up with two interceptions as New Hampshire forced three turnovers to defeat Maine 30-27 on Saturday.

The Black Bears' loss ended their chance at their first Colonial Athletic Association title since 2002.

New Hampshire (8-3, 5-2) trailed 20-16 before scoring after two turnovers.

Houston came up with his second interception of Warren Smith at the Maine 29-yard line and returned it 11 yards. On the ensuing drive, R.J. Harris caught a 5-yard TD from Kevin Decker.

On the kickoff, Maine's Kendall James fumbled and Manny Asam came up with the ball for the Wildcats on the Maine 18. Nico Steriti ran the first play from scrimmage into the end zone for a 30-23 lead with 13:26 to play.

Warren Smith was 22 of 37 for a touchdown and 184 yards for Maine (8-3, 6-2), which needed a win to clinch a share of the CAA crown.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MAIN
UNH
1st Downs2219
Total Yards336361
Passing200203
Rushing136158
Penalties4-406-62
3rd Down Conversions10-195-13
4th Down Conversions1-21-1
Turnovers44
Possession34:3925:21

Passing Leaders

MaineC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Smith24/412004.913
New HampshireC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Decker16/302036.833

Rushing Leaders

MaineCARYDSAVGTDLG
Brown20773.9133
Smith8384.8119
New HampshireCARYDSAVGTDLG
Steriti211507.1156
Setian7314.409

Receiving Leaders

MaineRECYDSAVGTDLG
Aultman121058.8113
Perillo7639.0016
New HampshireRECYDSAVGTDLG
Harris610617.7249
Orlando12222.0022

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMAINUNH
TD10:22Pushaun Brown 33 Yd Run (Brian Harvey Kick) 70
TD07:42R.J. Harris 34 Yd Pass From Kevin Decker (Mike Macarthur Kick) 77
TD00:56Warren Smith 2 Yd Run (Brian Harvey Kick) 147
SECOND QUARTERMAINUNH
FG06:23Brian Harvey 41 Yd 177
FG00:18Mike MacArthur 32 Yd 1710
THIRD QUARTERMAINUNH
TD11:19Jimmy Giansante 10 Yd Pass From Kevin Decker (Pat Failed) 1716
FG02:29Brian Harvey 21 Yd 2016
FOURTH QUARTERMAINUNH
TD13:41R.J. Harris 5 Yd Pass From Kevin Decker (Mike Macarthur Kick) 2023
TD13:26Nico Steriti 18 Yd Run (Mike Macarthur Kick) 2030
TD09:23Damarr Aultman 10 Yd Pass From Warren Smith (Brian Harvey Kick) 2730