DURHAM, N.H. (AP) - Chris Boden threw for 300 yards and a pair of touchdowns as Villanova (6-3, 5-2 Atlantic 10) held off New Hampshire 31-28 Saturday.
New Hampshire (3-5, 1-4 Atlantic 10) rallied from a 21 point deficit to come within three points late in the fourth quarter, but fell short despite Ryan Day passing for 325 yards and Jermaine Washington tying a New Hampshire record with a career-high 14 receptions, adding 180 yards and a touchdown. The 14 catches ties the record set by John Perry, who recorded the feat vs. Richmond in 1989.
Midway through the third quarter, Boden set an Atlantic 10 record with his 804th career completion. Minutes later, Boden found Murle Sango in the endzone, giving Villanova a 28-7 lead. It marked the 33rd consecutive game with a touchdown pass for Boden. Sango totaled 11 receptions for 139 yards and rushed for 66 yards.
New Hampshire got on the scoreboard when Czar Wiley returned an interception 70 yards for a touchdown midway through the second quarter. New Hampshire rallied in the fourth quarter, outscoring Villanova 14-3 when Day ran for a touchdown and later found Washington in the endzone, cutting the Villanova lead to 31-28.