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NCAA DIVISION I FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP - FIRST ROUND
LafayetteLeopardsLAF
5-7, 3-4 Away
7
Final
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UNH21107745
45
New HampshireWildcatsUNH
8-4, 6-0 Home

New Hampshire rolls past Lafayette in 45-7 rout

DURHAM, N.H. -- Sean Goldrich threw for 267 yards and two touchdowns and R.J. Harris had 173 yards receiving to help New Hampshire roll past Lafayette 45-7 Saturday and advance to the second round of the FCS playoffs.

The Leopards (8-4, 6-2 Colonial Athletic Conference) jumped ahead quickly as Nico Steriti rushed for a one-yard score set up by a 39-yard pass from Goldrich to Harris.

Goldrich threw two touchdowns to Harris and Dalton Crossan to grab a 21-0 advantage in the first quarter.

Nick Cefalo had an 86-yard punt return touchdown the second quarter. Chris Setian and Crossan each added long scoring runs in the second half to fuel the rout.

Lafayette (5-7, 4-1 Patriot League) got on the board late with a six-yard touchdown from Blake Searfoss to Mike Duncan.

New Hampshire will face No. 5 seed Maine in the next round on Dec. 7.

NCAAF News

2015 Patriot League Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
Colgate6-09-4
Fordham5-19-3
Lehigh4-26-5
Holy Cross3-36-5
Georgetown2-44-7
Bucknell1-54-7
Lafayette0-61-10

2015 Colonial Athletic Association Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
Richmond6-210-4
James Madison6-29-3
William & Mary6-29-4
Towson5-37-4
New Hampshire5-37-5
Villanova5-36-5
Stony Brook3-55-5
Delaware3-54-7
Elon3-54-7
Maine3-53-8
Albany2-63-8
Rhode Island1-71-10