UNH football rallies past Hofstra, 38-17

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - R.J. Harvey (Albany, N.Y.) carried the ball 26 times for 173 yards and four touchdowns to lead the University of New Hampshire football team to Saturday night's 38-17 victory against Hofstra University at Shuart Stadium.

UNH, which scored 24 points in the opening 5:32 of the fourth quarter, improved to 3-6 overall and 1-5 in the Atlantic 10 while Hofstra fell to 1-7 and 1-5 in league play.

The Wildcats faced a 17-14 deficit at the beginning of the fourth quarter, but Harvey scored on a one-yard run at 13:36 to give the 'Cats a 21-17 lead and his three-yard TD run just 24 seconds later extended the advantage to 28-17.

Following a Connor McCormick (Forty Fort, Pa.) 42-yard field goal at 11:01, UNH quarterback Mike Granieri (Linwood, N.J.) completed a 16-yard touchdown pass to David Ball (Orange, Vt.) to give New Hampshire a 38-17 lead at 10:28.

The Wildcats took a 7-0 lead on Harvey's first score of the game from five yards out with 1:03 remaining in the second half. Hofstra pulled within 7-3 before halftime, but a 77-yard TD run by Harvey extended UNH's lead to 14-3 early in the third quarter.

Granieri completed 10 of 19 pass attempts for 148 yards.

UNH returns to action Nov. 8 at home against James Madison University. Game time at Cowell Stadium is noon.

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