New Hampshire powers past James Madison 28-10



DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Dontra Peters scored two touchdowns and New Hampshire’s defense held James Madison scoreless for the final three quarters in the Wildcats’ 28-10 win on Saturday.

Peters, who finished with 87 yards on 16 carries, opened the scoring with a 3-yard touchdown run that was followed by a 2-point conversion to give New Hampshire (7-2, 5-1 Colonial Athletic Association) an early 8-0 lead. Peters then capped a nine-play, 75-yard drive with a 9-yard run to give the Wildcats a 25-10 lead with 11:22 left in the second quarter.

New Hampshire’s defense took over from there, forcing a James Madison (5-4, 3-3) punt or turnover on each of the Bulldogs’ final 10 possessions.

Mike MacArthur kicked a 21-yard field goal to create to final margin.

The Wildcats’ defense recorded five sacks, seven tackles for loss and two interceptions. They were led by Matt Evans, who finished with 17 tackles.