Scores

Final

Holy Cross 32

(2-2, 1-0 Patriot)

New Hampshire 39

(3-1, 1-0 CAA)

12:00 PM ET, October 1, 2011

Cowell Stadium, Durham, NH

1 2 3 4 T
HC 3 10 6 1332
UNH 7 11 7 1439

Top Performers

Passing: K. Decker (UNH) - 352 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: R. Taggart (HC) - 12 CAR, 55 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: G. Mistretta (HC) - 6 REC, 136 YDS, 1 TD

New Hampshire 39, Holy Cross 32

Associated Press

DURHAM, N.C. -- Justin Mello caught a 60-yard touchdown pass from Kevin Decker with 1:10 remaining to give New Hampshire a 39-32 win over Holy Cross on Saturday.

It was the fourth touchdown pass of the day, with three going for more than 25 yards, for Decker who finished with 352 yards on 23 of 31 passing.

Mello had just two catches, but totaled 107 yards. Mickey Mangieri had 102 yards and a touchdown on six catches for New Hampshire.

Holy Cross (2-2), which trailed 25-13 at halftime, rallied behind Ryan Taggart to tie it at 32 on a 13-yard touchdown run by Taggart.

Taggart finished with 412 yards and two touchdowns on 40 of 57 passing and 55 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries to lead the Crusaders. However, he also threw his first interception since Oct. 16, 2010, after coming in with a streak of 201 consecutive passes without one.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HC
UNH
1st Downs3022
Total Yards531556
Passing412352
Rushing119204
Penalties5-565-38
3rd Down Conversions9-188-15
4th Down Conversions1-10-0
Turnovers12
Possession34:0525:55

Passing Leaders

Holy CrossC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Taggart40/574127.221
New HampshireC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Decker23/3135211.440

Rushing Leaders

Holy CrossCARYDSAVGTDLG
Taggart12554.6213
Woods14493.508
New HampshireCARYDSAVGTDLG
Peters181045.8017
Setian8648.0127

Receiving Leaders

Holy CrossRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mistretta613622.7155
Toulouse131108.5018
New HampshireRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mello210753.5160
Mangieri610217.0142

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERHCUNH
TD08:29Jimmy Giansante 27 Yd Pass From Kevin Decker (Mike Macarthur Kick) 07
FG03:23John Macomber 33 Yd 37
SECOND QUARTERHCUNH
TD09:06Mike Fess 3 Yd Pass From Ryan Taggart (John Macomber Kick) 107
TD06:46Mickey Mangieri 31 Yd Pass From Kevin Decker (Kevin Decker Run For Two-Point Conversion) 1015
FG02:18John Macomber 26 Yd 1315
FG00:00Mike MacArthur 25 Yd 1318
THIRD QUARTERHCUNH
TD10:22Joey Orlando 5 Yd Pass From Kevin Decker (Mike Macarthur Kick) 1325
TD07:53Ryan Taggart 10 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 1925
FOURTH QUARTERHCUNH
TD11:36Gerald Mistretta 35 Yd Pass From Ryan Taggart (Pat Failed) 2525
TD09:53Chris Setian 1 Yd Run (Mike Macarthur Kick) 2532
TD02:30Ryan Taggart 13 Yd Run (John Macomber Kick) 3232
TD01:10Justin Mello 60 Yd Pass From Kevin Decker (Mike Macarthur Kick) 3239