STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) — Bret Edwards threw three touchdown passes, two to Brian Espanet, and New Hampshire held off Stony Brook for a 27-21 victory in a season and Colonial Athletic Association opener Thursday night.
Edwards started in place of Max Brosmer who was lost for the season with a torn ACL suffered in camp. Edwards made one start in 2019 before losing the job to Brosmer.
Edwards, who finished 17-of-25 passing, sandwiched two short first-half TD passes to Kyle Lepkowski and Espanet around a 4-yard rushing score by Sean Coyne. Edwards connected with Espanet for a 64-yard touchdown midway through the third quarter to lead 27-0.
Stony Brook rallied to get within six points and started its final drive with two minutes remaining from its own 44 but three incomplete passes finished a nine-play drive at the UNH 19 with 18 seconds left.