Shawn Brady threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Shane Hopkins in the second overtime to give Northeastern a 37-34 victory over Hofstra yesterday in Hempstead, N.Y., snapping the Huskies' four-game losing streak. Brady finished 17 of 31 for 237yards for the Huskies (4-6, 3-4 Atlantic 10). He also caught a 40-yard TD pass on a flea-flicker from running back Cory Parks that gave Northeastern a 24-21 lead with 1:31 left in regulation.
Chris Onorato of the Pride (5-5, 3-4) sent the game into overtime with a 40-yard field goal with nine seconds left.
In the first overtime, the Huskies went up, 31-24, on Maurice Murray's 3-yard run, but Hofstra evened the score on Anton Clarkson's third TD pass, an 8-yarder to Charles Sullivan.
The Pride took a 34-31 lead in the second extra session on Onorato's 30-yard field goal before Brady connected with Hopkins for the win.
Clarkson completed 28 of 49 passes for 290 yards. Onorato's second field goal was the 49th of his career, an Atlantic 10 record.
UNH 62, Towson 24 -- At Durham, N.H., Ricky Santos threw for five touchdowns during the first half to lead the seventh-ranked Wildcats to their fourth straight victory and wrap up the North Division title. Santos teamed with David Ball on scoring plays of 5 and 27 yards to give New Hampshire (8-2, 5-2) a 14-0 lead 5:20 into the game. Santos threw for his third TD in the first quarter on a 3-yard play to Shaun Diner with 15 seconds remaining to bring the score to 24-0. Ball's third score, this time from 10 yards, extended the lead to 31-0 at 12:30 in the second.
Ron Halbruner made a 23-yard field goal at 6:36 for Towson (3-7, 0-7), but a 51-yard punt return by David Bailey and a 34-yard pass play from Santos to Ball brought UNH's lead to 45-3 before the half.
Santos, a redshirt freshman from Bellingham, has 26 TD passes, breaking the school season record of 23 held by Matt Griffin (1991) and Mike Granieri (2003).
Maine 42, URI 28 -- Marcus Williams, who rushed for 126 yards and two TDs, became Maine's all-time leading rusher as the Black Bears (5-5, 3-4) rolled in South Kingstown, R.I. Maine led, 14-0, at halftime after a 30-yard fumble recovery run by linebacker Anthony Hicks in the first quarter and a 4-yard run by Montell Owens midway through the second.
Williams, who surpassed Lorenzo Bouier (1979-82) with 3,921 career yards, scored on a 37-yard sprint early in the third to make it 21-0, and tacked on a 6-yard TD run.
Rhode Island (4-6, 2-5) pulled within 27-21 when D.J. Porter ran 2 yards for a TD, but Arel Gordon returned the ensuing kickoff 97 yards to give the Black Bears a 35-21 lead.
William & Mary 27, James Madison 24 -- Greg Kuehn kicked a 46-yard field goal as time expired to give the No. 10 Tribe (8-2, 6-1) the victory over the Dukes (8-2, 6-1) in Harrisonburg, Va. James Madison's Justin Rascati completed a 27-yard TD pass to D.D. Boxley with 45 seconds left to tie it at 24. But the Tribe covered 43 yards on four plays to get Kuehn close enough for the winner. Delaware 23, Richmond 14 -- Omar Cuff ran for 115 yards and Sonny Riccio threw for 153 as the visiting Blue Hens (7-3, 6-1), ranked 11th, took advantage of four Richmond fumbles.