DURHAM, N.H. -- Greg Kuehn kicked field goals of 27, 35 and 21 yards to lead the William & Mary football team to Saturday afternoon's 9-7 Atlantic 10 victory against 10th-ranked University of New Hampshire at rain-soaked Cowell Stadium.
UNH, which had defeated defending national champion Delaware and Division I-A Rutgers in the opening two weeks of the season, fell to 2-1 overall and 0-1 in the conference. William & Mary improved to 1-1, 1-0.
Trailing 9-7, UNH began a drive at its own 45-yard line with 3:03 remaining in the fourth quarter. The Wildcats advanced the ball to the Tribe 34 in four plays and faced 4th-and-7 with 2:25 to play. UNH quarterback Ricky Santos (Bellingham, Mass.) tried to run from the pocket but was tackled from behind by Jonas Watson and the 'Cats turned the ball over on downs.
William & Mary quarterback Lang Campbell secured the win when he ran for five yards on a play-action bootleg on 3rd-and-4 with 1:36 to play. Campbell completed 11 of 23 passes for 148 yards and also had 42 rushing yards on 14 carries.
New Hampshire took a 7-0 lead at 5:48 of the first quarter when R.J. Harvey (Albany, N.Y.) capped a 14-play, 78-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown run. Harvey was the game's top rusher with 75 yards on 28 carries.
The visitors trimmed the deficit to 7-3 on Kuenh's 27-yard field goal as time expired in the second quarter. The Tribe pulled within 7-6 on their opening drive of the third quarter, an eight-play, 28-yard drive that culminated in a 35-yard field goal at 9:41.
William & Mary forced UNH to punt, then took a 9-7 lead at 3:06 of the third quarter when a drive stalled at the UNH 12 but Kuehn kicked a 21-yard field goal.
Santos finished the game 12-for-21 for 103 passing yards. He also gained 35 yards on nine carries.
Jon Smith was the top rusher for W&M with 63 yards on 23 carries and Dominique Thompson was the game's top receiver with three catches for 55 yards. The Tribe defense, which limited UNH's offense to 226 yards, was led by Chris Ndubueze's 16 tackles.
UNH returns to action Sept. 25 at Dartmouth College. The game, which will be broadcast live on WMUR-TV, begins as 12 p.m. The next Wildcat home game is Oct. 16 (12 p .m.) vs. UMass.