Scores

Final

New Hampshire 7

(6-4, 2-3 away)

Massachusetts 27

(8-2, 5-0 home)

12:00 PM ET, November 10, 2007

1 2 3 4 T
UNH 0 7 0 07
UMASS 10 0 14 327

Top Performers

Passing: L. Coen (UMASS) - 191 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: M. Lawrence (UMASS) - 27 CAR, 139 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: K. LeVan (UNH) - 9 REC, 100 YDS

Massachusetts 27, New Hampshire 7

Associated Press

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- Matt Lawrence ran for 139 yards and two touchdowns as Massachusetts claimed the Colonial Athletic Association North title with a 27-7 win over New Hampshire on Saturday.

UMass quarterback Liam Coen completed 21-of-28 passes for 191 yards and a touchdown to become the program's career passing yardage leader with 7,133 yards, eclipsing Todd Bankhead's mark of 7,018 set in the 1998 and '99 seasons.

Lawrence, awarded the Bill Knight Trophy as the most outstanding player in the annual rivalry, scored on a 9-yard run in the first quarter as the Minutemen (8-2, 6-1) took a 10-7 halftime lead.

He added a 5-yard scoring run early in the second half to give UMass a 17-10 lead.

Coen's 21-yard pass to Michael Omar with 5:17 to play in the third made it 24-7.

Chris Koepplin kicked a career-best 51-yard field goal in the first quarter and a 29-yarder in the fourth quarter.

New Hampshire (6-4, 3-4) scored its only touchdown midway through the second quarter on Chad Kackert's 1-yard run to cap a 13-play, 71-yard drive.

Ricky Santos completed 27-of-40 passes for 221 yards, but he was sacked eight times and threw two interceptions. Keith LeVan had nine receptions for 100 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNH
UMASS
1st Downs2119
Total Yards265395
Passing221191
Rushing44204
Penalties6-428-80
3rd Down Conversions6-176-14
4th Down Conversions2-31-2
Turnovers20
Possession26:5233:08

Passing Leaders

New HampshireC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Santos27/402215.502
MassachusettsC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Coen21/281916.810

Rushing Leaders

New HampshireCARYDSAVGTDLG
Kackert9303.3114
Fox11818.0018
MassachusettsCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lawrence271395.1228
Nelson11655.9028

Receiving Leaders

New HampshireRECYDSAVGTDLG
LeVan910011.1034
Boyle34214.0021
MassachusettsRECYDSAVGTDLG
Rancher7628.9022
Omar34515.0121

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUNHUMASS
FG02:07Chris Koepplin 51 Yd
Drive: 9 plays, 46 yds, 3:03
03
TD00:25Matt Lawrence 9 Yd Run (Chris Koepplin Kick)
Drive: 1 plays, 9 yds, :05
010
SECOND QUARTERUNHUMASS
TD07:46Chad Kackert 1 Yd Run (Tom Manning Kick)
Drive: 13 plays, 71 yds, 4:51
710
THIRD QUARTERUNHUMASS
TD09:29Matt Lawrence 5 Yd Run (Chris Koepplin Kick)
Drive: 11 plays, 88 yds, 5:31
717
TD05:17Mike Omar 21 Yd Pass From Liam Coen (Chris Koepplin Kick)
Drive: 6 plays, 50 yds, 3:00
724
FOURTH QUARTERUNHUMASS
FG06:05Chris Koepplin 29 Yd
Drive: 9 plays, 30 yds, :00
727