DURHAM, N.H. (AP) -- Maurice Murray carried 55 times for 206 yards and three touchdowns to lead Northeastern to a 31-13 upset over eighth-ranked New Hampshire on Saturday.
UNH, (6-3, 3-3) entered the game with a four-game winning streak. Northeastern ended a five-game losing streak to improve to 2-7, 1-5.
NU marched 65 yards during its first possession and Murray capped the drive with a three-yard run. After a UNH punt, Northeastern drove 90 yards to extend its lead to 14-0 at 14:54 of the second quarter on a 1-yard leap by Murray.
The Huskies took a 21-0 lead on a 3-yard pass from Orio to Alex Broomfield.
With 59 seconds remaining in the first half, the Wildcats drove 72 yards to pull within 21-7 on a 22-yard TD pass to Chad Kackert.
NU extended its advantage to 24-7 in the fourth quarter when Johnson kicked a 22-yard field goal. After an interception, Murray scored his third touchdown, a four-yard run.
New Hampshire responded with a one-yard scoring run by Keith LeVan to finish the scoring.
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