Trailing by 7 at halftime, New Hampshire erupted for 34 unanswered points in the second half, and the Wildcats handed Delaware its first loss, 34-14, Saturday in Colonial Athletic Association action in Durham, N.H.
Andy Vailas led the rally for New Hampshire (3-2, 1-1), throwing two touchdown passes and rushing for a third score. He completed 23 of 36 passes for 315 yards. After Delaware quarterback Trent Hurley’s 1-yard scoring run in the first quarter, Vailas tied it with a 32-yard touchdown pass to R.J. Harris in the third quarter.
New Hampshire blew the game open in the fourth. The Wildcats have won 20 of their last 21 at Cowell Stadium.
Delaware (4-1, 1-1), ranked eighth in the FSC poll, managed just 234 total yards to 472 for New Hampshire, ranked 20th.
UConn 24, Buffalo 17 — The host Huskies let a 17-point second-half lead slip to just 7 against an undermanned Bulls team, but managed to hang on behind Lyle McCombs and Martin Hyppolite combining for 157 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Chandler Whitmer threw for 277 yards and a score for UConn (3-2). Buffalo (1-3) was without injured star back Branden Oliver.
Bowling Green 48, URI 8 — Anthon Samuel ran for a career-high three touchdowns and Matt Schilz threw for two more, as the host Falcons (2-3) throttled the Rams. Running back Robbie Delgado scored the only touchdown for Rhode Island (0-4).
Villanova 35, Maine 14 — Quarterback Marcus Wasilewski threw for a career-high 409 yards and a touchdown, but the Black Bears (1-3, 0-1) fell to the Wildcats (4-1, 2-0) at home in their CAA opener.
Penn 28, Dartmouth 21 — In Hanover, N.H., the Quakers (1-2) opened a 20-point halftime lead, then held off the second-half rally to stop the Big Green (2-1) in the Ivy League opener for both teams.
Princeton 33, Columbia 6 — Anthony Gaffney returned the opening kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown and the Tigers (1-2) routed the host Lions (1-2) to end a nine-game skid in an Ivy League opener.
Brown 37, Georgetown 10 — Spiro Theodhosi rushed for 142 yards and a touchdown and Patrick Donnelly threw for two scores as the Bears (2-1) pulled away from the Hoyas (3-2).
Colgate 47, Yale 24 — Gavin McCarney rushed for four touchdowns and passed for two as the Raiders (2-3) defeated the Bulldogs (1-2) after scoring three consecutive second-quarter touchdowns in New Haven.
Cornell 15, Bucknell 10 — Jeff Mathews threw for 278 yards, surpassing 6,000 for his career, and ran for a touchdown as the Big Red (2-1) won on the road over the Bison (1-3).
Sacred Heart 34, Central Conn. 21 — Keshaudas Spence ran for 123 yards and a score to help the host Pioneers (1-3, 1-1 Northeast) best the Blue Devils (0-5, 0-2).
Wagner 31, Bryant 21 — Nick Doscher passed for two scores and ran for two more to lead the host Seahawks (2-3, 2-1) past the Bulldogs (0-5, 0-3) in a Northeast Conference game.
Merrimack 63, Pace 14 — Isaiah Voegeli had a NE-10 record 17 catches for 264 yards and three TDs, becoming the career receptions and receiving yards leader in school history, and the host Warriors (3-2, 2-2) broke the school record for points for the second straight year against the Setters (0-5, 0-4). Joe Clancy threw for 418 yards and four touchdowns, and Quinn McDonough rushed 12 times for 199 yards and three scores.
Southern Conn. 45, St. Anselm 34 — Junior back Vaughn Magee set a Division 2 single-quarter record, rushing for 187 of his 297 yards in the fourth, and scored four touchdowns to help the host Owls (1-4, 0-2 NE-10) rally past the Hawks (0-5, 0-3). Southern Connecticut now holds the Division 2 rushing records for a quarter, a half, and a game.
AIC 27, Assumption 23 — Kevin Arduino passed for 152 yards and two touchdowns, and ran for 118 yards and two more scores as the visiting Yellow Jackets (3-1, 3-0 NE-10) stung the Hounds (1-4, 1-3).
Middlebury 42, Colby 13 — McCallum Foote (34 of 45, 388 yards) tossed five touchdown passes for the second straight week, four to Zach Driscoll, and the Panthers (2-0 NESCAC) kicked the Mules (0-2) in Waterville, Maine.
Amherst 22, Bowdoin 10 — In Brunswick, Maine, the Jeffs (2-0 NESCAC) got three touchdowns (two rushing) from quarterback Max Lippe in keeping the Polar Bears winless.
Trinity 17, Williams 13 — Ryan Burgess threw for 177 yards and tossed two touchdowns in the fourth, and the Bantams (2-0 NESCAC) stunned the host Ephs.
Wesleyan 34, Hamilton 14 — Kyle Gibson rolled up 244 yards and a touchdown on 35 carries as the Cardinals (2-0) rolled over the Continentals (0-2) in NESCAC play in Middletown, Conn.
Bates 31, Tufts 23 — Trevor Smith (97 yards, one touchdown) led a Bobcat rushing attack that totaled 309 yards, and visiting Bates (1-1 NESCAC) handed the Jumbos (0-2) their 17th straight defeat. John Dodds completed 40 of 70 passes for 363 yards for Tufts.
MIT 28, UMass-Dartmouth 27 — In Cambridge, Karson Ota caught nine passes for 130 yards and two scores, and the Engineers (2-2, 1-1 NEFC Boyd) scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to rally past the Corsairs (1-4, 1-1).
Salve Regina 43, Western N.E. 0 — Steven Wilken threw three touchdowns as the Seahawks (5-0, 2-0 NEFC) extended Division 3’s longest winning streak to 11 games at the expense of the Golden Bears (3-2, 1-1).
Endicott 33, Curry 28 — The Gulls (3-2, 1-1 NEFC Boyd) forced five fumbles and Drew Frenette threw two TD passes as the Gulls sacked the Colonels (2-3, 1-1) in Beverly.
Plymouth St. 20, Nichols 14 — Dustin Matthews’s 1-yard TD run in overtime boosted the host Panthers (2-3, 1-1 NEFC Boyd) past the Bison (0-5, 0-2).
Coast Guard 59, Fitchburg St. 0 — In New London, Conn., Pat Meggers had seven catches for two touchdowns and a school-record 211 yards, and the Bears (2-2, 1-1 NEFC Bogan) clipped the Falcons (2-3, 1-1).
Framingham St. 35, Mass. Maritime 28 — Melikke Van Alstyne ran for 164 yards and three TD on 35 carries, and the host Rams (4-1, 2-0 NEFC Bogan) won after scoring 14 fourth-quarter points to force overtime, the first for the Buccaneers (2-2, 1-1) since 1993.
Bridgewater St. 26, Westfield St. 14 — Mike McCarthy threw for two touchdowns and had 226 total yards, and the Bears (4-1, 1-1 NEFC Bogan) dropped the host Owls (1-4, 0-2).
Worcester St. 47, Maine Maritime 34 — Corey Spencer lifted the visiting Lancers (4-1, 2-0 NEFC Bogan) past the Mariners (0-4, 0-2) with four touchdown passes and a scoring rush.
Mt. Ida 36, Norwich 32 — The Mustangs (3-1, 1-0 ECFC) topped the Cadets (3-1, 0-1) for just the second time since 1999 on the back of 389 passing yards and four touchdowns by Scott Drosendahl.
Gallaudet 52, Anna Maria 24 — Quarterback Todd Bonheyo contributed four touchdowns as the Bison (3-1, 1-0 ECFC) beat the visiting AmCats (1-3).