Scores

Final

New Hampshire 21

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Cent Michigan 24

(1-1, 1-0 home)

3:00 PM ET, September 7, 2013

Kelly/Shorts Stadium, Mount Pleasant, MI

1 2 3 4 T
UNH 6 7 0 821
CMU 0 0 7 1724

Top Performers

Passing: C. Rush (CMU) - 326 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: S. Lavallii (CMU) - 20 CAR, 93 YDS

Receiving: T. Davis (CMU) - 6 REC, 184 YDS, 2 TD

Central Michigan rallies past New Hampshire 24-21

Associated Press

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- Ron Coluzzi booted a 27-yard field goal as time expired to cap a fourth-quarter rally and give Central Michigan a 24-21 over New Hampshire on Saturday.

Central Michigan (1-1) found its offensive stride late, erasing a 14-point deficit to spoil New Hampshire's attempt at winning its season opener against an FBS foe.

The Chippewas won without two key starters, quarterback Cody Kater and running back Zurlon Tipton, who were injured in the season opener.

Cooper Rush replaced Kater and had 326 yards passing and three touchdowns. Two of Rush's touchdowns came in Central Michigan's fourth-quarter rally.

Rush connected with Titus Davis on a play-action pass for a 97-yard touchdown to tie the game at 21-21 before the Chippewas got the ball back and drove 66 yards for the winning field goal.

Justin Mello caught five passes for 117 yards and one touchdown to lead the Wildcats.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNH
CMU
1st Downs1917
Total Yards385437
Passing227333
Rushing158104
Penalties5-402-20
3rd Down Conversions5-146-15
4th Down Conversions1-10-2
Turnovers21
Possession30:4129:19

Passing Leaders

New HampshireC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Vailas15/221567.110
Central MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Rush19/3232610.230

Rushing Leaders

New HampshireCARYDSAVGTDLG
Steriti16563.5110
Vailas17502.909
Central MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lavallii20934.7042
Garland252.503

Receiving Leaders

New HampshireRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mello511723.4141
Harris33812.7032
Central MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Davis618430.7297
Kroll35418.0027

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUNHCMU
TD03:18R.J. Harris 16 Yd Run (Two-Point Run Conversion Failed) 60
SECOND QUARTERUNHCMU
TD08:01Justin Mello 17 Yd Pass From Andy Vailas (Mike Macarthur Kick) 130
THIRD QUARTERUNHCMU
TD03:13Titus Davis 9 Yd Pass From Cooper Rush (Ron Coluzzi Kick) 137
FOURTH QUARTERUNHCMU
TD14:22Nico Steriti 2 Yd Run (Andy Vailas Run For Two-Point Conversion) 217
TD12:16Andrew Flory 20 Yd Pass From Cooper Rush (Ron Coluzzi Kick) 2114
TD09:08Titus Davis 97 Yd Pass From Cooper Rush (Ron Coluzzi Kick) 2121
FG00:00Ron Coluzzi 27 Yd 2124