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Football defeated 24-10 at New Hampshire

UAlbany Sports Information   11-10-2018

Football score: New Hampshire 24, UAlbany 10

Location: Wildcat Stadium in Durham, N.H.

Records: UAlbany 2-8, 0-7 CAA | New Hampshire 4-6, 3-4 CAA

Short story: The University at Albany football team fell to New Hampshire, 24-10, in a Colonial Athletic Association game Saturday in Durham, N.H. Karl Mofor scored UAlbany’s only touchdown, and Ethan Stark kicked a 49-yard field goal.

Key stats

- Karl Mofor ran for 52 yards on 10 carries and also caught three passes for 41 yards, including a 28-yard touchdown.

- Making his second career start, freshman quarterback Jeff Undercuffler completed 15-of-34 passes for 167 yards and a touchdown.

- UAlbany’s defense had three sacks and limited the Wildcats to 70 yards passing. Danny Damcio led UAlbany with 11 tackles (three solo).

Quote

Head Coach Greg Gattuso: “We had opportunity after opportunity after opportunity to take the lead and get in the game. And we squandered every one of them. We just didn’t finish anything.”

Recap

Karl Mofor opened the fourth quarter with a 28-yard touchdown catch and Ethan Stark kicked a 49-yard field goal, but the University at Albany football team lost to New Hampshire, 24-10, on Saturday in a CAA game in Durham, N.H.

New Hampshire, which was coming off last week’s upset win over No. 3-ranked James Madison, scored on a 93-yard touchdown run and an interception returned for a touchdown in the second half to emerge with the victory.

With UAlbany trailing 17-3, Undercuffler and Mofor connected for their TD on the first play of the fourth quarter. On a first and 10 from the UNH 28-yard line, Undercuffler found Mofor open over the middle. The sophomore then churned through a few tacklers on his way to the end zone for his fourth TD of the season, cutting the Wildcats’ lead to 17-10.

But New Hampshire took back a two-touchdown lead seven minutes later, when Evan Horn intercepted a pass in the end zone.

In the first half, Stark opened the scoring with 9:39 left in the first quarter when he connected on a 49-yard field goal that hit the crossbar and bounced through. It was the fifth-longest field goal in program history and the second longest of the season for Stark, who had a 51-yarder against Morgan State on Sept. 15.

New Hampshire answered about six minutes later on Trevor Knight’s 1-yard run, and the Wildcats added a field goal with 16 seconds left before halftime to take a 10-3 lead to the intermission.

Carlos Washington's 93-yard touchdown run with 3:11 left in the third extended the lead to 17-3.

Up next

UAlbany concludes its season Saturday, Nov. 17, when it hosts rival Stony Brook at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium.

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