Knight, who was injured against Maine on Aug. 30, was 22-of-38 passing for 237 yards, moving the senior to No. 6 on the Wildcats' all-time list at 5,533 yards passing. He threw for four touchdowns for the third time in his career.
The Wildcats (1-4), who have been to the FCS playoffs 14 straight years, had been outscored 120-33 this season but quickly took command against the Crusaders (1-5).
Knight threw scoring passes to Keriann's Presley and Sean Coyne in the first quarter then completed touchdown tosses to Justin Malone-Woods and Neil O'Connor in the third quarter. O'Connor caught 10 passes for 108 yards, moving the senior to No. 6 in yards receiving (2,697) and No. 4 in receptions (195) on the UNH career lists.
The Wildcats outgained Holy Cross 439-233 and picked off two passes.
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