Dartmouth Football Beats UNH 22-21 in the Home Opener

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The upset of the 22nd-ranked Wildcats ends Big Green’s 40-year Granite Bowl drought.

Charles Mack ’18
Dartmouth’s Charles Mack ’18 after catching the game-winning touchdown pass from quarterback Jack Heneghan ’18 at Saturday night’s game against the University of New Hampshire. (Photo by Mark Washburn) 

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Dartmouth football snapped a 40-year losing streak against the University of New Hampshire Wildcats, putting up a field goal and two touchdowns in the fourth quarter for a 22-21 victory at Memorial Field on Saturday.

In his first career start as quarterback, Jack Heneghan ’18 threw three touchdown passes—including a one-yarder to wide receiver Charles Mack ’18 with 1:40 to play—to rally Dartmouth past 22nd-ranked UNH to the Big Green’s first Granite Bowl win since 1976.

This year’s team, with new starters at quarterback, receiver, center, cornerback, linebacker, defensive end, and defensive tackle, never lost focus, even coming into the fourth quarter down 21-7, says coach Buddy Teevens ’79 in a post-game press conference.

“There are a lot of guys who haven’t played a whole lot of football, and in that situation you can start questioning yourself, doubting yourself, but that didn’t happen. It was, ‘Hey, let’s go take care of business.’ I’m very proud of them,” Teevens says.

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