New Hampshire grabs 3 INTs, beats CCSU 14-0 in FCS playoffs


DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Trevor Knight threw for 299 yards and a touchdown, Evan Gray scored on a short run with 1:04 remaining, and New Hampshire beat Central Connecticut 14-0 on Saturday in the first round of the FCS playoffs.

CCSU’s Tajik Bagley intercepted a pass in the end zone and the Blue Devils took over at their 20 with 5:05 left in the game. But New Hampshire got it right back as Jared Kuehl recovered a fumble and Gray sealed it five plays later.

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New Hampshire (8-4) will play fourth-seeded Central Arkansas (10-1) next Saturday.

Knight threw a 39-yard completion to Malik Love to become the fifth UNH quarterback to reach 3,000 yards in a season. Love finished the game with 123 yards on 10 catches.

Tanner Kingsley was intercepted twice for CCSU (8-4) and Drew Jean-Guillaume had one of his two passing attempts picked.

CCSU blocked a 26-yard field goal late in the third quarter and Tymir Hinton returned it 43 yards. Five plays later, Frankie Palmer missed a 47-yard field goal with 12 minutes remaining in the game. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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