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Villanova Crushed By New Hampshire

(File photo.  Credit:  Villanova Univ.)

(File photo. Credit: Villanova Univ.)

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DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Kevin Decker threw three touchdowns and ran for another, leading New Hampshire to an easy win over Villanova, 47-17, on Saturday.

Decker was 24 for 33 with 401 yards for New Hampshire (4-1, 2-0 Colonial Athletic Association), which beat Villanova for the sixth time in the last eight meetings. R.J.

Harris added 190 yards and a touchdown on seven catches.

The New Hampshire quarterback opened the scoring with a 3-yard scamper and also ran in the two-point conversion, followed by a 66-yard touchdown pass to Harris for a 15-0 lead after the first quarter.

Villanova (1-5, 0-3) closed in when Chris Polony hit Dorian Wells from 9 yards out to pull within 14, 24-10, just before halftime. But New Hampshire ran off 20 straight points to help seal it, including a 16-yard connection from Decker to Jimmy Giansante for a 44-10 fourth quarter lead.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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