TOP-RANKED WILDCATS SUFFER FIRST LOSS OF SEASON
John McCoy

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The 17th-ranked William & Mary Tribe scored the first 21 points of the game and never looked back, handing the top-ranked New Hampshire Wildcats their first loss of the season, 42-10, Saturday afternoon in Atlantic-10 football action at Zable Stadium.

Senior running back John McCoy (Groton, Conn.) put the Wildcats on the board with 13:25 remaining in the second quarter with a five-yard touchdown run to cut the Tribe lead to 21-7. The only other scoring for UNH would come on a 33-yard field goal by Connor McCormick (Forty Fort, Pa.) as time expired in the second quarter to make the score 28-10 in William & Mary's favor at halftime.

Forced to use the passing game in an attempt to get back into the game, sophomore quarterback Ricky Santos (Bellingham, Mass.) finished the afternoon 33-of-56 for 324 yards. Junior wide receiver David Ball (Orange, Vt.) made six catches for 116 yards as the Wildcats gained 409 yards in total offense.

With the loss, New Hampshire (4-1, 2-1 Atlantic-10) saw its nine-game regular season overall and nine-game regular season road winning streaks snapped. This is the fifth consecutive time that William & Mary (3-2, 1-1 Atlantic-10) has defeated the Wildcats.

New Hampshire returns home for two consecutive weeks, beginning with Homecoming Saturday, October 15, against the Rhode Island Rams at Cowell Stadium at noon.

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