Missed extra point gives New Hampshire 24-23 win over Maine (Aug 31, 2017)
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) Trevor Knight threw for 149 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for another 79 yards as New Hampshire sneaked past Maine 24-23 in the Colonial Athletic Association opener Thursday night.
New Hampshire led 24-17 when Maine's Chris Ferguson, who finished with 239 yards and three scores, hit Jason Simonovich on a 4-yard scoring strike with 9:07 left in the game. Kenny Doak was wide left on the PAT.
The Black Bears had the ball on their own 21 with 2:45 left and drove to the New Hampshire 45, but Quinlen Dean picked off a fourth-down desperation pass with 35 seconds left to secure the win.
Malik Love caught five passes for 96 yards and a score for the Wildcats.
New Hampshire won its eighth straight in the series. A year ago Morgan Ellman kicked a field goal with 7 seconds left for a 24-21 win.