Scores

Final

UC Davis 10

(1-4, 0-4 away)

Northeastern 27

(1-3, 1-0 home)

12:00 PM ET, September 27, 2008

1 2 3 4 T
UCD 7 3 0 010
NE 0 21 0 627

Top Performers

Passing: G. Denham (UCD) - 288 YDS, 4 INT

Rushing: A. Broomfield (NE) - 23 CAR, 152 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: B. Grant (UCD) - 8 REC, 96 YDS

Northeastern 27, UC Davis 10

Associated Press

BROOKLINE, Mass. -- Tailback Alex Broomfield ran for one touchdown and threw for another as Northeastern defeated UC Davis on Saturday, 27-10.

Nate Thellen added three interceptions for Northeastern (1-3), returning his final pick 92 yards for a touchdown with three minutes to play.

After falling behind early, Northeastern's defense was dominant. NU sacked UC Davis quarterback Greg Denham five times and intercepted him four times. David Akinniyi recovered two fumbles, Wil Colon had two sacks and a forced fumble and Jason Vega added an interception and 1 1/2 sacks.

Broomfield rushed for 152 yards on 23 carries, including runs of 48 and 39 yards. He had a 1-yard scoring run in the second quarter and threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Brian Mandeville as Northeastern took a 21-10 lead at the half.

For UC Davis (1-4), Brandon Tucker rushed for 118 yards and one touchdown on 24 carries and added 57 yards on seven receptions. Bakari Grant caught eight passes for 96 yards for Davis.

Denham was 30-of-51 for 288 yards. Northeastern quarterback Anthony Orio was 5-of-16 for 65 yards and a second quarter touchdown pass to Conor Gilmartin-Donohue.

UC Davis led 10-0 after a 27-yard field goal by Davis' Sean Kelley on the first play of the second quarter. But Northeastern's defense took over, holding Davis scoreless the rest of the way. Colon's strip sack and Akinniyi's recovery at the 4 set up one touchdown and Thellen's first interception set up another.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UCD
NE
1st Downs2112
Total Yards382264
Passing28886
Rushing94178
Penalties9-973-30
3rd Down Conversions8-202-12
4th Down Conversions2-40-1
Turnovers61
Possession33:5626:04

Passing Leaders

UC DavisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Denham30/512885.604
NortheasternC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Orio5/16654.111

Rushing Leaders

UC DavisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Tucker241184.9115
Cutshaw9374.1010
NortheasternCARYDSAVGTDLG
Broomfield231526.6148
Orio8182.3013

Receiving Leaders

UC DavisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Grant89612.0027
Tucker7578.1014
NortheasternRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mandeville24824.0127
Clarke11616.0016

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUCDNE
TD12:04Brandon Tucker 15 Yd Run (Sean Kelley Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERUCDNE
FG14:55Sean Kelley 27 Yd 100
TD13:06Conor Gilmartin-Donohue 3 Yd Pass From Anthony Orio (Mat Johnson Kick) 107
TD10:17Alex Broomfield 1 Yd Run (Mat Johnson Kick) 1014
TD02:03Brian Mandeville 21 Yd Pass From Alex Broomfield (Mat Johnson Kick) 1021
FOURTH QUARTERUCDNE
TD03:01Nate Thellen 92 Yd Interception Return (Pat Blocked) 1027