Scores

Final

New Hampshire 38

(1-0, 1-0 away)

Holy Cross 17

(0-1, 0-1 home)

7:30 PM ET, August 30, 2012

Fitton Field, Worcester, MA

1 2 3 4 T
UNH 6 13 6 1338
HC 0 10 0 717

Top Performers

Passing: S. Goldrich (UNH) - 193 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: N. Steriti (UNH) - 12 CAR, 67 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Orlando (UNH) - 7 REC, 102 YDS, 2 TD

New Hampshire 38, Holy Cross 17

Associated Press

WORCESTER, Mass. -- Sean Goldrich threw for two touchdowns in his first college game to lead New Hampshire over Holy Cross 38-17 Thursday night in the teams' season opener.

The redshirt freshman led back-to-back touchdown drives of 98 and 95 yards in the second half, finishing the second with a 5-yard pass to Joey Orlando on the second play of the fourth quarter for a 32-10 Wildcats lead.

Orlando also scored on a 38-yard pass from backup quarterback Andy Vailas to put New Hampshire ahead 13-7 with 10:04 until halftime.

Goldrich, who led Wildcats rushers with 71 yards on 10 carries, made it 19-7 with an 8-yard pass to R.J. Harris.

New Hampshire rolled up 531 yards to 346 for the Crusaders and maintained possession for 35:16.

Holy Cross' Kevin Watson, a senior making his first start, completed 33 of 47 for 271 yards but was intercepted twice and sacked three times.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNH
HC
1st Downs2819
Total Yards531346
Passing252271
Rushing27975
Penalties9-726-56
3rd Down Conversions11-172-11
4th Down Conversions0-21-2
Turnovers03
Possession35:1624:44

Passing Leaders

New HampshireC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Goldrich21/311936.220
Holy CrossC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Watson33/472715.802

Rushing Leaders

New HampshireCARYDSAVGTDLG
Goldrich10717.1017
Steriti12675.6120
Holy CrossCARYDSAVGTDLG
Houghton7486.9037
Watson9101.117

Receiving Leaders

New HampshireRECYDSAVGTDLG
Harris121028.5121
Orlando710214.6240
Holy CrossRECYDSAVGTDLG
Fess10858.5023
Mistretta66210.3025

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUNHHC
TD08:00Nico Steriti 3 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 60
SECOND QUARTERUNHHC
TD11:59Kevin Watson 4 Yd Run (John Macomber Kick) 67
TD10:04Joey Orlando 38 Yd Pass From Andy Vailas (Mike Macarthur Kick) 137
TD03:43R.J. Harris 8 Yd Pass From Sean Goldrich (Two-Point Run Conversion Failed) 197
FG00:00John Macomber 32 Yd 1910
THIRD QUARTERUNHHC
TD07:34Jimmy Owens 1 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 2510
FOURTH QUARTERUNHHC
TD14:10Joey Orlando 5 Yd Pass From Sean Goldrich (Mike Macarthur Kick) 3210
TD11:52Chris Setian 2 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 3810
TD01:48Matt Bellomo 2 Yd Run (John Macomber Kick) 3817