The University of New Hampshire football team was defeated for the first time this season as the College of William & Mary recorded a 38-28 Atlantic 10 victory Saturday afternoon at Zable Stadium.
The Wildcats are now 3-1 overall and 1-1 in the conference while William & Mary is now 3-1, 2-0.
UNH pulled within 31-28 on a 49-yard pass play from Ryan Day to Stephan Lewis at 4:58 of the fourth quarter, but the home team responded with a 12-play, 80-yard scoring drive to build a 38-28 advantage with 22 seconds to play.
New Hampshire took a 7-3 lead at the end of the first quarter on a 26-yard scamper by Day. William & Mary regained the lead, 10-7, early in the second quarter. UNH went back in front, 14-10, on a 10-yard scoring play from Day to Lewis at 5:56.
The Tribe scored 26 seconds later and took a 17-14 lead into halftime. William & Mary outscored UNH 14-0 in the third quarter to build a 31-14 advantage.
The Wildcats trimmed the deficit to 31-21 on a 20-yard run by R.J. Lindquist at 10:00 of the fourth quarter, then the second Day-to-Lewis scoring strike pulled the 'Cats within three points.
Lewis finished the game with 84 rushing yards on 19 carries and also caught six passes for 83 yards. Day was 23-of-37 for 201 yards with two touchdowns.
UNH returns to action Homecoming Weekend with an Oct. 6 game against Delaware. Kickoff is noon.