UNH football outlasts in Maine in OT, clinches share of CAA title | marketrealtime.com


ORONO, Maine – Junior running back Dylan Laube ran for 190 yards and three touchdowns and sophomore  quarterback Max Brosmer passed for three scores to lead the 18th-ranked University of New Hampshire football team to a wild and crucial 42-41 overtime win over Maine on Saturday at Alfond Stadium. UNH hit the “trifecta” as first-year head coach Rick Santos put it. The Wildcats grabbed a share of the Colonial Athletic Association championship for the first time since 2014, nailed down an all but certain spot in the NCAA FCS Division I tournament for the first time since 2017 and brought the coveted Brice-Cowell Musket back to Durham.

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The field for the 24-team FCS playoffs will be announced Sunday at 12:30 p.m. on ESPNU. The Wildcats qualified for the tournament for 14 straight seasons from 2004-2017. UNH improved to 8-3 overall and finishes 7-1 in the CAA. The Wildcats share the league championship with William & Mary. The Tribe earned their share of the title with a win over Richmond on Saturday. Maine won the coin toss and deferred to start overtime. Five plays later, Brosmer’s third touchdown pass was a 4-yarder to junior tight end Kyle Lepkowski. Redshirt freshman Nick Mazzie kicked the conversion for 42-35.



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