'Resilient' Lehigh rallies in 2nd half, beats UNH
The Mountain Hawks showed just how resilient they are once again on Saturday afternoon at Goodman Stadium in Bethlehem, Pa., and in the process knocked off the Wildcats, ranked No. 10 in one poll last week and No. 7 in another, 34-27.
The Wildcats open the Colonial Athletic Association portion of their schedule at Towson next Saturday. The Tigers, ranked No. 3 in one poll and No. 2 in the other, took a 4-0 record into a game at Stony Brook on Saturday night.
The Mountain Hawks, who had lost nine straight games to New Hampshire, had trailed in the fourth period of each of their three previous wins this season.
Brandon Bialkowski connected with Derek Knott for a 15-yard scoring pass early in the fourth and it was 34-27 with 12:29 to play.
Vailas was 18 for 29 passing for 152 yards and a touchdown. He had a 5-yard touchdown pass to Chris Setian in the first period and also threw one interception. Vailas ran for a 1-yard score.
UNH led 19-13 at halftime and pushed the lead to 27-13 with Setian's 4-yard touchdown run and two-point conversion run with 10:23 left in the third quarter.
It was all Lehigh after that.
Bialkowski completed 31 of his 52 passes for 359 yards and two scores. Lee Kurfs caught 11 passes for 157 yards and Sergio Fernandez-Soto had seven for 123 yards.
Mike MacArthur, UNH's senior kicker from North Hampton, kicked field goals of 31 and 35 yards in the first half.
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