Scores

Final

James Madison 17

(6-4, 3-3 CAA)

New Hampshire 33

(5-4, 4-2 CAA)

Coverage: NBC Sports Network

12:30 PM ET, November 9, 2013

Cowell Stadium, Durham, NH

1 2 3 4 T
JMU 0 0 10 717
UNH 7 7 3 1633

Top Performers

Passing: A. Vailas (UNH) - 397 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: N. Steriti (UNH) - 14 CAR, 68 YDS

Receiving: R. Harris (UNH) - 10 REC, 183 YDS, 3 TD

New Hampshire beats James Madison 33-17

Associated Press

DURHAM, N.H. -- R.J. Harris had 183 yards receiving and scored three touchdowns as New Hampshire held off James Madison for a 33-17 victory Saturday.

The Wildcats (5-4, 4-2 Colonial Athletic Association) took an early lead when Andy Vailas threw an 18-yard touchdown to Harris. Running back Nico Steriti completed a 52-yard strike to Harris to give New Hampshire a 14-0 lead at half.

The Dukes (6-4, 3-3) used some trickery of their own to get back in the game as running back Dae'Quan Scott hit Quintin Hunter for a 69-yard score. Michael Birdsong later found Hunter for a 3-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter to pull within 3.

New Hampshire responded with Harris hauling a seven-yard score from Vailas. Following a missed field goal by James Madison, the Wildcats drove 79 yards in eight plays with Chris Setian punching in a three-yard touchdown to put the game out of reach.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
JMU
UNH
1st Downs2324
Total Yards415535
Passing283449
Rushing13286
Penalties3-334-61
3rd Down Conversions10-1910-17
4th Down Conversions1-20-1
Turnovers21
Possession32:1027:50

Passing Leaders

James MadisonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Birdsong24/432145.012
New HampshireC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Vailas28/493978.121

Rushing Leaders

James MadisonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Scott15634.2050
Birdsong14342.4018
New HampshireCARYDSAVGTDLG
Steriti14684.9017
Setian9242.7110

Receiving Leaders

James MadisonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hunter713919.9269
Rose45112.8017
New HampshireRECYDSAVGTDLG
Harris1018318.3352
Mello1012312.3022

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERJMUUNH
TD12:50R.J. Harris 18 Yd Pass From Andy Vailas (Mike Macarthur Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERJMUUNH
TD03:58R.J. Harris 52 Yd Pass From Nico Steriti (Mike Macarthur Kick) 014
THIRD QUARTERJMUUNH
TD11:33Quintin Hunter 69 Yd Pass From Dae'Quan Scott (Cameron Starke Kick) 714
FG06:24Mike MacArthur 29 Yd 717
FG02:18Cameron Starke 25 Yd 1017
FOURTH QUARTERJMUUNH
FG14:18Mike MacArthur 35 Yd 1020
TD12:22Quintin Hunter 3 Yd Pass From Michael Birdsong (Cameron Starke Kick) 1720
TD09:19R.J. Harris 7 Yd Pass From Andy Vailas (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 1726
TD01:56Chris Setian 3 Yd Run (Mike Macarthur Kick) 1733