HANOVER, N.H. - With four seconds left, quarterback Ryan Day found Brian Mallette in the right corner of the end zone with a 24-yard pass, giving New Hampshire a 42-38 victory over cross-state rival, Dartmouth, on Saturday.
Two minutes earlier, Dartmouth (0-1) completed a comeback from a 35-14 halftime deficit when Tyler Lavin converted a 25-yard field goal, giving Dartmouth a 38-35 lead.
But New Hampshire (3-0) responded with a nine-play, 60-yard drive, ending with Ryan Day finding Mallette in the back of the end zone. Day finished the game 17-for-28 passing for 249 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.
Dartmouth stormed back after trailing by 21 at halftime, finally tying the score at 35 when Michael Gratch rushed three yards for a touchdown and Damien Roomets caught a Greg Smith pass for a two-point conversion.
Smith set school records with 64 attempts and 37 completions while compiling 416 passing yards. He threw for three touchdowns and one interception.
In the first half, Stephan Lewis rushed for 163 yards and three touchdowns as New Hampshire built its lead. Lewis now has eight touchdowns in three games.