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College Football Roundup: UNH stumbles to Stony Brook loss

October 15. 2017 2:25AM

Dartmouth quarterback Jack Heneghan threw four touchdown passes in Saturday's win over Sacred Heart. (BRUCE TAYLOR/UNION LEADER FILE PHOTO)

Stony Brook erased an eight-point halftime deficit by scoring 22 unanswered points in the final two quarters and beat the University of New Hampshire 38-24 Saturday night at LaValle Stadium.

Stony Brook trailed 24-16 entering the third quarter and took a 28-24 lead on a 2-yard pass from quarterback Joe Carbone to Ray Bolden with 13:37 to play. The TD came three plays after UNH quarterback Trevor Knight was sacked and fumbled for the second time in the game. The Seawolves recovered on the UNH 2-yard line.

Donald Liotine added an 8-yard TD run with 8:42 left, and Stony Brook's Nick Courtney capped the scoring with a 29-yard field goal with 3:18 to play. Liotine (18 carries for 63 yards) also scored on a 1-yard run that pulled Stony Brook (5-2, 4-1 CAA) within two points, 24-22, with 6:42 left in the third.

UNH (4-2, 2-1) scored on Evan Gray's 2-yard run in the second quarter, and on a 16-yard pass from Knight to Nick Lorden later in the quarter. The Wildcats received two field goals from Max Pedinoff (41 and 30 yards) and one from Morgan Ellman (39 yards).

Knight completed 37 of 58 passes for 373 yards and one TD, but was sacked six times. UNH wide receiver Neil O'Connor caught 13 passes for 182 yards.

Stony Brook's Stacy Bedell rushed for 154 yards on 19 carries. The Wildcats were held to minus-10 yards rushing.

Dartmouth holds on

It took a pair of interceptions late in the fourth quarter for Dartmouth to seal a 29-26 victory at Sacred Heart on Saturday afternoon.

Those picks came after Emory Thompson caught a 5-yard touchdown pass with 12:19 to play, allowing the Big Green (5-0) to overcome a 12-point deficit in the second half and win their 10th consecutive non-conference game dating to 2014.

Jack Heneghan threw a career-high four touchdown passes while completing 14 of 21 passes for 247 yards to help Dartmouth start the season 5-0 for the second time in the last three years.

Thompson was his favorite target with six catches for 49 yards and the last two scores - matching his career total - while Drew Hunnicutt caught three passes for a career-high 126 yards 78 coming on the first play of the game to give the Green a 7-0 lead after just 16 seconds.

Trailing 26-14 with less than six minutes left in the third quarter, Dartmouth junior Dylan Mellor fielded a low punt at his own 39 and sliced through the defense 57 yards down to the 4-yard line. But three plays later, the Big Green went for it on fourth-and-goal at the 2 and was rewarded by Thompson, who caught a quick pass from Heneghan for the touchdown.

Dartmouth got the ball back at its own 27 early in the fourth quarter and quickly marched down the field on a 24-yard strike to Thompson and a 33-yard connection to sophomore Drew Estrada to the Pioneer 17.

Heneghan capped the five-play, 78-yard drive with a screen to Thompson, who made a quick move to avoid a defender before diving into the end zone for the go-ahead score.

Panthers win in OT

Jeremy Martin's 22-yard field goal in overtime lifted Plymouth State to a 16-13 win over Framingham State in MASCAC play Saturday in Plymouth. The win ties the Panthers with Framingham State atop the league standings at 4-1.

Zack Edwards connected with Chris Kelly for touchdowns of 25 and 8 yards for the Panthers. Framingham State scored on a 1-yard pass from Zakery Walker to Khaneil Bruce, and a 2-yard Rufus Rushins run.

The Framingham State defense kept the Panthers in check as Milford's Mitch Banuskevich was held to 39 yards on 20 carries.

Hawks stuffed

Unbeaten Assumption rolled up 530 yards of offense in a 55-10 win over winless St. Anselm on Saturday in Goffstown.

Correy King led the Hawks with 56 yards on 10 carries. Quarterback Eric Fairweather, of Londonderry, completed 6 of 13 passes for 32 yards, a touchdown and an interception. The Hawks' lone touchdown was a 4-yard Fairweather pass to Kyle Hill.

Pelletier sets record

Lehigh wide receiver Troy Pelletier, of Deerfield, set a Patriot League record Saturday with 16 catches, which gained 197 yards and four touchdowns, in the Mountain Hawks' 54-35 win over Georgetown. Pelletier, a Manchester Central grad, was an All-American last year, his junior season.

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