New Hampshire 45, Richmond 43

Trailing 10-0 after one quarter, New Hampshire (2-1) stunned

unbeaten Richmond with 28 second-quarter points – including two

interceptions returned for touchdowns – and upset the Spiders 45-43

Saturday in the Colonial Athletic Association opener for both


Kevin Decker, the New Hampshire quarterback who accounted for

five touchdowns in last week’s 48-41 overtime win against Lehigh,

ran for two touchdowns against Richmond (3-1) and threw for two

more – both to R.J. Harris. The last of Harris’ 12 catches was a

47-yard, fourth-quarter scoring reception that put the Wildcats

ahead 45-36 and proved to be the game-winner. But this game turned

in a frenetic second quarter.

That’s when Aaron Corp, Richmond’s senior quarterback whose 35

completions (16 to Tre Gay) in 50 attempts produced two touchdowns,

was victimized twice. Randi Vines went 60 yards with an

interception to score. Matt Evans’ 31-yard pick put New Hampshire

up 28-13.