CONWAY, Ark. (AP) _ Freshman Christian Lupoli and Trevor Knight each threw a
touchdown pass and New Hampshire forced four turnovers to help upset
fourth-seeded Central Arkansas 21-15 on Saturday.
Jackson Housman gave UNH a 14-7 lead in the third quarter by returning an
interception 56 yards for his first career touchdown. Hayden Hildebrand's
off-balance pass was deflected into the arms of Horn and he raced down the left
Lupoli's first career touchdown pass came with 7:19 remaining in the game on
Malik Love's diving 9-yard score for a 21-9 lead. Central Arkansas struck back
on its next play as Cedric Battle raced for a 78-yard score.
UNH punted after five plays and Central Arkansas started its final drive with
3:24 remaining at its 18. The Bears went on a 10-play, 46-yard drive, but
Jae'Wuan Horton's strip-sack and Jared Kuehl's recovery at the UNH 36 sealed it.
New Hampshire (9-4), who will play No. 5 seed South Dakota State in the
quarterfinals, had just 216 total yards. Coach Sean McDonnell won his 150th
Hildebrand had 361 yards passing with two touchdowns and two interceptions for
Central Arkansas (10-2). Battle caught three passes for 154 yards and two
70-plus yard scores.
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