DURHAM, N.H. - Jonathan Smith rushed for 198 yards and scored one touchdown to lead the 14th-ranked College of William & Mary football team to Saturday afternoon's 34-27 Atlantic 10 conference victory against the University of New Hampshire at Cowell Stadium.
With the game tied 13-13 in the third quarter, Tribe quarterback Dave Corley (18-for-29, 204 yards, 2 TD) connected with Joshua Lustig on a 13-yard touchdown pass to give the visitors a 20-13 lead at 6:58. Smith capped a 12-play, 70-yard drive with a two-yard touchdown run with 54 seconds remaining in the third quarter to extend the William & Mary (4-2 overall, 3-1 conference) lead to 27-13.
UNH (2-5, 1-4) pulled within 27-20 at 6:37 of the fourth quarter when quarterback Mike Granieri (15-for-28, 162 yard, 1 TD; 87 rushing yards, TD) scored on a quarterback sneak.
The Tribe responded with a 9-play, 80-yard drive that ended on a three-yard touchdown pass from Corley to Nick Rogers and gave W&M a 34-20 advantage with 1:43 to play.
Granieri threw a six-yard touchdown pass to Shaun Diner (Montreal, Quebec) with three seconds remaining to cap the scoring.
William & Mary, which rushed for 295 yards and compiled 499 yards of offense, built a 10-0 first-quarter lead on a 26-yard field goal by Greg Kuehn and a Corley three-yard run.
The Wildcats trimmed the deficit to 10-6 on a pair of 29-yard field goals by Connor McCormick (Forty Fort, Pa.). Kuehn kicked a 36-yard field goal with 1:51 remaining in the first half to give the Tribe a 13-6 hafltime lead.
UNH pulled even at 13-13 on a 56-yard touchdown run by Stephan Lewis (Coatesville, Pa.), who finished with 119 yards on 16 carries.
UNH returns to action Oct. 26 (12 p.m.) at the University of Delaware. The next Wildcat home game is Nov. 9 vs. the University of Massachusetts. Kickoff at Cowell Stadium is 12 p.m.