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THE PLAYERS Kamal Mohamed

John Murray

Junior• Tight End 6-6 • 230 • San Diego, Calif.

Sophomore • Defensive Line 6-3 • 240 • Aston, Pa.

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Personal The son of A. and Isha Mohamed...born 9-23-87...majoring in Computer Engineering.

Personal The son of John and Kelly Murray...born 4-23-89 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y...a Communication major.

At UNH 2009 • Adds talented size and depth at tight end. • Ready to make an impact as a solid pass-catcher. • Provides a big, tall target for the UNH quarterbacks at 6-5, 230 pounds. 2008 • Added depth at tight end for the Wildcats playing in nine games. 2007 • Added depth at tight end for the Wildcats. 2006 • Redshirt season.

At UNH 2009 • Will compete for playing time at defensive tackle. 2008 • Added depth to the defensive line playing in six games. • Notched nine tackles on three solo and six assisted efforts. 2007 • Redshirt season. Before UNH • Recorded 144 tackles, 22 tackles for a loss and 15 sacks in his senior season at Garnet Valley High School. • Named first-team all-state, all-county, all-arena and All-Southern Chester County as a defensive end.

Before UNH • Lettered in football as an outstanding tight end at a top program at Hoover High School.

Travis Negron

Will Moher

Senior • Wide Receiver 5-10 • 175 • San Diego, Calif.

Sophomore • Offensive Line 6-1 • 280 • Bedford, N.H.

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73 Personal The son of Kevin and Lisa Joe Moher...born 8-4-89 in Manchester, N.H.... majoring in Political Science. At UNH 2009 • Expected to compete for playing time on the offensive line. 2008 • Added depth to the offensive line. 2007 • Redshirt season. Before UNH • After senior season was selected Second-Team All-State. • Lettered in football and basketball at Manchester West High School. • After junior season was named Honorable Mention All-State. • Named Most Improved Lineman at MWHS. • Played in the Maple Sugar Shrine Game.

Personal: The son of Debra Trujillo...born 6-15-87...a Sociology major. At UNH 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005

• Chance to compete for a starting position at wide receiver. • Ready to make an impact with the UNH receiver corps. • Compiled 17 receptions for 200 yards and one touchdown. • Emerged as a playmaker, playing in 11 games for the ‘Cats. • Caught eight passes for 76 yds. • Averaged 9.5 yds. per catch. • Listed as the backup at flanker during spring football. • Made two catches for 21 yds. with a long catch of 14 yds. • Redshirt season.

Before UNH • An outstanding football player on both sides of the ball at Clairemont HS. • He compiled over 1,100 all-purpose yds. and scored 11 TDs in 2004. • Named a two-time all-league selection as a WR and DB. • Tabbed a “San Diego Union Tribune Scholar Athlete”. • He was a three-sport letterwinner in football, basketball and baseball. • Led his baseball team in steals as a junior lead-off hitter.

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THE PLAYERS Tom Neill

George Pecoraro

Senior • Offensive Line 6-4 • 285 • Syracuse, N.Y.

Sophomore • Offensive Line 6-4 • 270 • Cresskill, N.J.

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Personal The son of Jeanne Neill...born 7-27-86...a Community Development major. At UNH 2009 • Expected to start at center for the second consecutive season. • Named a team tri-captain and is the leader of the offensive line. 2008 • Slated on the two-deep as the starting center. 2007 • Improved and gained experience in several games in 2007. 2006 • Added talented depth on the O-Line. 2005 • Redshirt season. Before UNH • A two-way lineman at Cicero North Syracuse High School. • Played prep school football at The Tilton School under Ken Hollingsworth. • Named first-team All-Evergreen League as an offensive lineman. • Named All-Evergreen Lineman of the Year in Class C football. • Named team MVP at The Tilton School.

Personal The son of George and Kathi Pecoraro...born 8-9-88 in Hackensack, N.J...a Sociology major. At UNH 2009 • Expected to compete for playing time on the offensive line. 2008 • Added talented depth to the offensive line. 2007 • Redshirted the season. Before UNH • Lettered in football, basketball and track at Cresskill High School. • Named all-conference at offensive tackle and was named first-team All-Bergen County as a senior. • One of New Jersey’s top shot and discus throwers for Cresskill.

Mike Perkins

Joey Orlando

Junior • Strong Safety 5-11 • 200 • Hingham, Mass.

Fr. (R) • Wide Receiver 5-11 • 175 • Bethlehem, Pa.

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Personal Son of Bo and Mary Orlando...born 7-26-90 in Houston, Texas...an undeclared major.

Personal The son of Jeffrey and Kerry Perkins...born 12-01-87...an undeclared major...father played football at Bridgewater State.

At UNH 2009 • Provides talent to the receivers corps. • Will compete for playing time at wide receiver. 2008 • Redshirt season.

At UNH 2009 • An outstanding open-field tackler, Perkins is listed as the backup at strong safety heading into the fall. 2008 • Added depth to the secondary corps playing in 10 games. • Compiled 17 tackles on nine solo and eight assisted efforts. • Recorded two tackles for a loss of three yards. • Tallied an interception for 11 yards. 2007 • Played in 11 games and recorded 16-13-29 tackles. • He also recorded 1.5 tackles for a loss of 2 yds. Before UNH • Earned all-state and all-state scholastic honors in his junior and senior seasons at Hingham High School.

Before UNH • In addition to football, lettered in basketball and track and field. • Named an All-Conference selection as both a junior and senior. • An All-Area selection as a senior. • A member of the 2006 and 2007 District II championship team and a two-time PIAA AAAA state runner-up.

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THE PLAYERS Kevin Peters

Mark Petercuskie

Senior • Defensive End 6-3 • 240 • Pleasantville, N.J.

Sophomore • Linebacker 6-0 • 210 • Holliston, Mass.

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Personal The son of Jerry and Karen Petercuskie...born 9-8-88 in New Brunswick, N.J...majoring in Sociology... His father played football at Boston College and his Uncle John Petercuskie played at BC and his Uncle Gary Petercuskie played at Penn State. At UNH 2009 • Adds depth to the linebacking corps and will compete for playing time. 2008 • Saw limited time at linebacker. • Recorded eight tackles in three games (4-4-8). 2007 • Redshirt season. Before UNH • Lettered in football and basketball at Holliston H.S. • Played tight end and linebacker. • Helped his team to a Tri-Valley League Championship as a sophomore. • Played in the Massachusetts Shriners All-Star Classic. • Named a National Football Foundation Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete. • Named a Tri-Valley League All-Star. • Named a Metro West Daily News All-Star in 2007.

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Personal The son of James and Olivia Peters...born 6-11-86 in Philadelphia, Pa...majoring in RMP: Program Administration. At UNH 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005

• A durable and experienced defensive end. • Has the chance to start at defensive end. • Played in all 13 games. • Compiled 43 tackles, 22 solo and 21 assisted efforts. • Third on the team in tackles for a loss, collecting 7.5 for 20 yards. • Notched two sacks for a loss of 11 yards. • Tallied six pass deflections. • Played in all 12 games. • Team’s 10th-leading tackler (8-30-38). • Second on the team in tackles for a loss with six and had two sacks. • Made 18 total tackles (8-10-18). • Recorded 1.5 sacks for a loss of 5 yds. • Forced one fumble. • Redshirt season.

Before UNH • Lettered in football and track at St. Joseph High School and Bridgton Academy. • Led St. Joseph’s to four straight championships from 2000-2003. • Named all-league, all-conference all-parochial. • Named a “Press Atlantic” All-Star. • Named All-South Jersey. • Named to the all-state top 100 in 2003.

Seth Price

Dontra Peters

Junior • Offensive Line 6-6 • 280 •Grove City, Ohio

Fr. (R) • Wide Receiver 6-0 • 180 • Annapolis, Md.

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Personal The son of Robert and Dene Peters...an undeclared major.

Personal The son of Mike and Debbie Price...born 8-1-87 in Ohio...majoring in Psychology.

At UNH 2009 • Has moved to play slot back in the UNH offense. • He has great vision and break-away speed. 2008 • Began his UNH career as a defensive back in his redshirt season.

At UNH 2009 2008 2007 2006

Before UNH • Captained the 2007 St. Mary’s High School squad. • Led the team in rushing with 1,346 yards on 134 carries and 19 touchdowns. • Averaged an amazing 9. 3 yards per carry. • Caught 14 passes for a total of 213 receiving yards and two touchdowns. • An honor roll student, he was selected to “The All-Capital Gazette Team, was a first-team MIAA pick, a first-team Baltimore All-Metropolitan player and an honorable mention all-state selection. • He lettered three times in football and twice in track and field.

• Will compete for starting position at left tackle. • Added depth at left tackle. • Increased his weight 30 pounds since joining the football squad. • First season with the UNH football program. • Added depth at tight end. • Played well in spring game with four catches for 74 yds. • Played forward for one season for the UNH men’s basketball team. • Averaged 0.7 ppg. and 1.3 rpg. in 21 games played for the Wildcats.

Before UNH • Lettered in football and basketball at Grove City High School. • Recruited by Division I colleges to play football and basketball. • Averged 17 ppg. and 10 rpg. and blocked 80 shots in basketball at GCHS. • All-conference in football and basketball. • Academic All-State.

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THE PLAYERS Dan Ruhl

Jeff Sann

Senior • Defensive End 6-1 • 240 • Sanibel Island, Fla.

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Sophomore • Offensive Line 6-2 • 295 • Rome, N.Y.

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Personal The son of Dan and Leslie Ruhl...born 5-5-86 in Monroe, La...an Earth Sciences major.

Personal Son of Melbourne and Rachael Sann...born 12-17-88 in Watertown, N.Y....a Wildlife Ecology major.

At UNH 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005

At UNH 2009 • Will compete for playing time on the offensive line. 2008 • Added depth on the offensive line 2007 • Redshirt season.

• Has a chance to see significant playing time at defensive end. • Added depth to the defensive line playing in eight games. • Notched 12 tackles on five solo and seven assisted efforts. • Tallied two pass deflections, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. • Played in every game and posted 4-5-9 tackles. • Posted a tackle for a loss of 1 yd. • Recorded two tackles (1-1-2) in two games. • Broke up one pass. • Redshirt season.

Before UNH • In addition to football, lettered in basketball and track and field at Holland High School. • Named an All-League selection three times. • An All-Central New York, All-Mohawk Valley and All-State defenisve end selection.

Before UNH • Lettered in football and baseball at Dunbar High School. • Attended prep school at Valley Forge Military Academy. • Competed in track at Valley Forge, and baseball at DHS. • Recorded 148 tackles and 5 sacks in his senior season. • Received several Player of the Year awards. • Named all-state as a linebacker and an “Orlando Sentinal All-Star”. • Averaged 40.0 yards as a punter.

Tyler Sargent

Fr. (R) •Defensive Back 5-11 • 180 •Fairview, Pa.

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Personal Son of Larry and Christina Sargent...born 5-1-90 in Ohio....majoring in Kinesiology/ Exercise Science. At UNH 2009 • Will compete for playing time at defensive back. 2008 • Redshirted the season. Before UNH • Lettered in football, basketball and track and field at Fairview High School. • Helped lead his team to the football playoffs from 2005 through 2007. • Rushed for 2,078 yards and 32 touchdowns on 9.6 yards per carry during his senior season. • Compiled 2,500 yards rushing for his career. • Named second-team All-State as running back. • Tallied 95 tackles and six interceptions for his career on defense.

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THE PLAYERS Scott Sicko

Hugo Souza

Senior • Tight End 6-3 • 230 • Stillwater, N.Y.

Junior • Strong Safety 5-11 • 210 • Marshfield, Mass.

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89 Personal The son of Randy and Colleen Sicko...born 1-30-88 in Albany, N.Y....a History major.

Personal The son of Maria Obey...born 11-4-87...a Political Science major.

At UNH 2009 2008 2007 2006

At UNH 2009 2008 2007 2006

• Listed as the starter at tight end for the third straight season. • A strong candidate for post season honors inlcuding All-American. • Remained a catalyst on offense playing in 12 games for the ‘Cats. • Pulled in 50 catches for the second consecutive year. • Racked up 660 yards and seven touchdowns. • Named an Associated Press FCS All-American. • Named an ECAC All-Star. • Named a first-team All-American by College Sporting News. • Named a second-team All-American by The Sports Network. • Ranked third on the team in both receiving yards (619) and TDs (6). • Finished second on the team in receptions with 51. • Ranked 44th in the nation with an average of 5.0 catches per game. • Named an All-American by several media outlets including The Sports Network. • Made two catches for 19 yds.

Before UNH • Lettered in football, basketball and track at LaSalle Institute. • Made 70 receptions for 1,449 yds. and 25 TDs at LaSalle. • At defensive end his senior season he made 103 tackles and had 14.5 sacks. • Led his team to a state Section 2 Class AA championship in 2005. • Named all-area, all-section and was a first-team all-state scholar athlete. • Named second team all-state at defensive end.

• Expected to start at strong safety for the second consecutive year. • Started all 13 games for the Wildcats. • Compiled 66 tackles, 39 solo and 27 assisted. • Tallied 5.5 tackles for a loss of 14 yards. • Led the team with three forced fumbles and two recovered fumbles. • Notched seven pass deflections, one interception and one sack. • Started 11 games for the Wildcats. • A hard-hitting and very quick defender. • Finished fourth on the team in tackles (29-64-93). • Led the UNH team with seven tackles for a loss of 20 yds. • Posted 2.5 sacks for a loss of 13 total yds. • Led the team with four pass breakups. • Had two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. • Blocked a kick. • Redshirt season.

Before UNH • Lettered in football and track at Marshfield HIgh School. • Had 156 carries as a running back for 1,859 yds and 15 TDs. • He recorded 186 tackles and four interceptions as a defensive back. • Named a two-time “Boston Herald” All-Scholastic selection. • Named a Preseason Reebok All-American. • A “Patriot Ledger” All-Star. • A two-time OCL All-Star. • Named a two-time Eastern Massachusetts All-Star.

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THE PLAYERS Ronnie Strand

R.J. Toman

Junior • Quarterback 6-1 • 195 • Mission Viejo, Calif.

Senior • Tight End 6-4 • 220 • Tuckahoe, N.Y.

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81 Personal The Son of Ron and Marie Strand...born 8-19-86 in Brooklyn, N.Y...a Sociology major... his father, Ron, and uncle, Eli ,played football at Iowa State and his uncle went on to play in the NFL for Pittsburgh, Green Bay and New Orleans. At UNH 2009 • Ronnie has improved every year and adds depth at tight end. • A big, tall target for UNH quarterbacks. 2008 • Added depth at tight end. 2007 • Added depth at tight end. 2006 • Saw limited playing time. 2005 • Redshirt season. Before UNH • Lettered in football, basketball and baseball at Tuckahoe High School. • Led his team to regional championships in 2003. • Named football team MVP. • Named all-league. • He was also all-league and all-state in basketball. • Named THS Athlete of the Year in 2004.

Shawn Sweeney

Personal The son of Rick and Maryavis Toman...born 2-27-88 in Chicago, Ill...a History major... His uncle Jerome Toman played football at the University of Illinois (1956-59). At UNH 2009 2008 2007 2006

• Named the starter at quarterback for the second consecutive season. • An outstanding passer and rusher out of the backfield. • A strong canidate for postseason honors. • Played in all 13 games for the ‘Cats. • Completed 231 of 355 passes for a 65 percent completion percentage. • Tallied a career-high 3,110 yards passing and 28 touchdowns. • Recorded the longest pass from scrimmage for a total of 77 yards. • Ranked second on the team in rushing touchdowns with six. • Saw major action in two games, defeating both Delaware and Iona. • Filled in for injured All-American Ricky Santos vs. the Blue Hens and led UNH to the 35-30 victory. He threw for 98 yds and two touch- downs on just nine passing attempts in the contest. • Started the Iona game helping UNH win by a 49-21 margin. He com pleted 15 of 19 passes for 172 yds and a TD in the contest. • For the season he compiled 111 rushing yds on 20 carries. • He completed 25 of 34 passes for 310 yds. and four TDS for the year. •Redshirt season.

Before UNH • Lettered in football and basketball at Mission Viejo High School. • Completed 140-216 passes for 2,815 yds. and 29 TDs. • Rushed for 560 yds. and 4 TDs. • Led his team to the Southern California Championship title. • Team was ranked No. 1 in California and No. 2 by “USA Today”. • Named the 2004 MVP of the South Coast League.

Fr. (R) • Running Back 6-1 • 195 • Plymouth, N.H.

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The son of Patrick Sweeney and Donna Byers...born 11-17-88...an undeclared major. At UNH 2009 2008

• Expected to compete for playing time at running back. • Redshirt season.

Before UNH • Led Plymouth Regional High School to a 33-0 record and three state championships. • A three-time All-State selection. • Rushed for 1017 yards and 11 touchdowns on 88 carries during senior season.

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THE PLAYERS Rod Walker

Dino Vasso

Junior•Defensive Back 5-10 • 175 • Crum Lynne, Pa.

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Personal The son of Denise Kennedy...born 11-8-87...a Studio Arts major. At UNH 2009 2008 2007 2006

Sophomore • Defensive Back 6-0 • 205 • Portsmouth, N.H.

The son of Charlotte Hubbard...born 12-17-88 in Portsmouth, N.H....majoring in Political Science.

• Entering third year as a starting corner. • A tremendous cover man with outstanding speed and leaping ability. • Appeared in all 13 games for the ‘Cats. • Received honorable mention honors from the College Sporting News as an All-American. • Racked up 99 total tackles on 66 solo and 33 assisted efforts. • Led the team with five interceptions for 113 yards and a touchdown. • Tallied 17 pass deflections, a total that ranked second among all ‘Cats. • Eighth on the squad in tackles (33-22-55). • Caught two interceptions. • Made 1.5 tackles for a loss. • Broke up three passes. • Recovered a fumble. • Redshirt season.

At UNH 2009 2008 2007

• Adds talented depth at defensive back for the Wildcats. • Saw limited action after moving from running back to defensive back and recorded three tackles (1-2-3). * Redshirt season.

Before UNH * A three-year starter in football, basketball and track and field at Portsmouth High School. • Named All-State following the 2006 and 2007 seasons.

Before UNH • Lettered in football, basketball and track at Ridley High School. • Made 105 catches for 1,493 yds and 18 TDs in his career at RHS. • Scored 20 unanswered points in one game with two receiving TDs., a punt return for a TD and a two-point conversion. • A two-time All-Delco pick in 2004 and 2005 as a WR. • A two-time All-Southeast Penn. pick in 2004 and 2005. • Played in “The Hero Bowl” and the East-West Shrine Game. • Helped his basketball team to championship titles in 2004 and 2005.

Sean Ware

Senior • Linebacker 6-2 • 225 • Bristol, Conn.

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Personal The son of Frances Williams...born 1-31-87 in Springfield, Mass...a Psychology major. At UNH 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005

• Expected to start at linebacker for the second consecutive year. • Outstanding at pass coverage with good speed and tackling. • A strong canidate for postseason honors. • Played in all 13 games for the ‘Cats. • Racked up the third most tackles on the squad with 88. • Recorded the second most tackles for a loss with eight, for 18 yards. • Notched an interception, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. • Missed the entire season recovering from knee surgery. • Showed great progress throughout the season. • Posted 24 total tackles (13-11-24). • Broke up two passes. • Recorded a tackle for a loss. • Redshirted the season.

Before UNH • Ware lettered in both football and track at Bristol Central High School. • Played on both sides of the football as a WR and as a DB. • Recorded 67 career receptions for 967 yds. as a receiver. • Checked in with 185 career tackles and eight interceptions as a DB. • Also carried the football 14 times for 244 yds. • Named second-team all-state at both DB and WR in 2004. • Played in the Connecticut/Rhode Island Governor’s Bowl. • 2004 indoor track long jump champion. • 2005 indoor high jump champion.

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THE PLAYERS Matt Welch

Junior • Defensive Tackle 6-4 • 285 • Rochester, N.H.

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Personal The son of Ian Young and Caroline Kinville...born 9-12-88 in Exeter, N.H... an undeclared major... his brother, Brett, plays football at St. Lawrence University.

The son of Ken and Sheila Welch...majoring in Athletic Training. At UNH 2009 2008

Steve Young

Fr. (R) • Quarterback 6-5 • 210 • Lowell, Mass.

• Expected to move up to second string quarterback. • Posesses great vision and touch in the passing game. • Redshirt season.

Before UNH *A three-year starter at Lowell High School, beginning at tight end and safety and later quarterback in his junior and senior seasons. • Named all-conference three times. • Led his team to the conference championship as a junior. • Started four times for the basketball team and was a four-time all-conference selection. • Named team MVP in basketball and score his 1,000th point as a junior.

At UNH 2009 2008 2007 2006

• Enters his third season as a regular at defensive tackle. • Slated to start the 2009 season. • Played in 12 games for the Wildcats. • Compiled 35 tackles, 17 solo and 18 assisted. • Racked up 5.5 tackles for a loss of 15 yards. • Forced two fumbles and recovered one fumble. • Saw action in all 12 contests for the Wildcats. • Started games down the stretch due to injuries to gain more valuable game experience. • Recorded 16 tackles (3-13-16). • Had one tackle for a loss, one sack and a fumble recovery. • Redshirted the season.

Before UNH • Lettered in football, basketball and track at Spaulding High School. • A two-time captain at SHS. • Named team MVP. • A first-team all-state selection in Division 2. • Named second-team All-New Hampshire as a tight end by “The Union Leader”.

J.T. Wright

Senior•Wide Receiver 6-0 • 210 • Agoura Hills, Calif.

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Chris Zarkoskie

Fr. (R) • Offensive Line 6-2 • 290 • West Caldwell, N.J.

Personal The son of Andrew and Cheryl Wright...born 5-10-88...majoring in Athletic Training. At UNH 2009 2008 2007

• Enters his third season as a starting wide receiver. • Added depth to the receiving corps playing in 10 games for the ‘Cats. • Pulled in seven catches for 75 yards for an average of 10.7 yards per catch. • Tallied a season-high 18-yard reception in a 42-14 Towson victory on Oct. 25. • Fourth at UNH in receptions with 31 for 356 yds. • Averaged 11.5 yds. per catch and 29.7 yds receiving per contest. • Caught two TD passes for the Wildcats. • Recorded a career-long catch of 38 yds.

Before UNH • Transfered to UNH from The College of the Canyons. • Recorded 17 catches for 239 yds, three TDs, and an avg. catch of 14.0 yds. • Also attended Agoura Hills High School. • In his senior year at AHHS, he recorded an impressive 72 catches for 1,254 yds. and 10 TD catches with an average of 17.4 yards per catch. • He was also an outstanding kicker, making 8 of 9 field goals and hitting 100 percent of his PATS (29-29). • He was named an All-Marmonte League MVP and was All-Ventura County, as well as a Division I All-Star.

53 Personal The son of Blase and Laura Zarkoskie...born 11-12-89 in Livingston, N.J. ...an undeclared major. At UNH 2009 2008

• Adds depth to offensive line. • Redshirt season.

Before UNH • An outstanding offensive lineman at Seton Hall Prep. • Also lettered in track and field for the Pirates. • An All-Conference selection (2005, 2006 and 2007). • An All-County selection (2006 and 2007). • An All-State selection (2006 and 2007). • An All Non-Public selection (2006 and 2007).

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THE UNH WALK-ONS WILDCAT WALK-ON SUCCESS STORIES

Walk-ons have played a major role in the success of the Wildcat football program over the years and many have climbed to the top, whether they were team captains, named all-conference, players of the year or even chosen to play in the NFL. One even became UNH’s 18th head coach (Sean McDonnell). and another in wide receiver David Ball broke Jerry Rice’s collegiate TD reception record with 58 in his career.

George Peterson

PRO FOOTBALL LB Dave Rozumek (‘72-’75) (12th round) Chiefs 1976-81 OL Ken Kaplan (‘’78-’82) (6th round) Buccaneers 1984-85 and Saints 1987 WR David Ball Bears ‘06 and Jets ‘07. DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR DB Tim Teevens (‘81-’85) honored in 1984

David Ball

ALL CONFERENCE TE Mike Moroney LB Dave Rozumek DB Dick Duffy OL Ken Kaplan OL Brian Saranovitz OL Tony Ciccone K Eric Facey DL Ray Lyons LB Brett Bashaw DE George Peterson WR David Ball

1974 and 1975 1975 1977 1980 and 1982 1984 and 1985 1985 1985 1995 2000 2004 2006, 2005, 2004

CAPTAINS LB John Sexton LB Dave Rozumek DB Dick Duffy DL Richard Clough DB Mike Szweda LB Brett Bashaw DB Bryce Scottron DE George Peterson WR David Ball DL Matt Perdoni

1974 1975 1977 1997 1999 2000 2001 2004 2006 2007

TEAM MVP (Coach Bill Bowes Award Winner) LB John Sexton 1974 LB Dave Rozumek 1975 DB Sean McDonnell 1978 OL Ken Kaplan 1982 WR Jermaine Washington 1999 LB Brett Bashaw 2000 FB Carl Betz 2002 DE George Peterson 2004

Mike Szweda

TEAM UNSUNG HERO LB Charlie McMahon OL Joe Thomson DB Garry Jordan K/RB Shawn Lane WR Jermaine Stevens LB E.J. DeWitt

1976 1986 1989 1990 2003 2005

TEAM 12TH PLAYER WR Tom Ruffen LB Jeff Belmont DB Bob Price DB Jason Swett DB Bryce Scottron RB Robert Simpson

1979 1980 1984 1996 2002 2009

E.J. DeWitt

Brett Bashaw

Richard Clough

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THE OPPONENTS ST. FRANCIS Red Flash

Game 1

September 5

Location: Loretto, Pa. Enrollment: 2,000 President: Rev. Gabriel Zeis, T.O.R. Athletics Director: Bob Krimmel Conference: Northeast Conference Colors: Red, White Nickname: Red Flash Stadium (Capacity): DeGol Field (3,450) Head Coach (Alma Mater/Year): Dave Opfar (Penn State/ ’83) Record at School/Years: 15-59/ 6 years Overall Record/Years: Same Assistant Coaches: Darnel Richardson, Kevin Rock, A.J. Anderson, Jay Roberts, Michael Craig, Ralph DelSardo, Ryan Faraci, Joe Thomas 2008 Overall Record: 0-11 2008 Conference Record/Finish: 0-7, 7th Offensive Starters Returning/Lost: 5/6 Defensive Starters Returning/Lost: 6/5 Type of Offense: Multiple Type of Defense: 4-3 Football Contact: Ashley Balley (abailey@francis.edu) Office Phone: (814)-472-3916 FAX Phone: (814) 472-3196 Athletics Website: www.GoRedFlash.com

Durham, N.H.

12 p.m.

Head Coach Dave Opfar

2008 RESULTS S6 S13 S20 S27 O4 O11 O18 O25 N8 N15 N22

vs. VMI MARIST at Duquesne at Morehead State at Monmouth SACRED HEART WAGNER at Albany at CCSU ROBERT MORRIS BRYANT

L 0-49 L 22-30 L 7-21 L 21-36 L 15-42 L 24-41 L 13-17 L 3-27 L 0-36 L 20-35 L 0-23

2009 SCHEDULE S5 S12 S19 S26 O3 O10 O17 O24 N7 N14 N21

at New Hampshire MOREHEAD STATE at Northern Iowa at Wagner ALBANY at Sacred Heart at Robert Morris DUQUESNE MONMOUTH at Bryant CCSU

Series Information

The Series: The first meeting between the two schools. Current Streak: N/A Last UNH win: N/A Last Army win: N/A

BALL STATE Cardinals

Game 2

September 12

Location: Muncie, Ind. Enrollment:17,285 President: Dr. Jo Ann Gora Athletics Director: Tom Collins Conference: Mid-American Colors: Cardinal and White Nickname: Cardinals Stadium (Capacity): Scheumann Stadium (22,500) Head Coach (Alma Mater/ Year): Stan Parrish (Heidelberg ’69) Record at School/Years: 0-1/ 1 year Overall Record/Years: 57-42-3/ 12 years Assistant Coaches: Eddie Faulkner, Doug Graber, John Powers, Phil Burnett, Daryl Dixon, Jason Eck, Jay Hood, Joey Lynch, Deion Melvin 2008 Overall Record: 12-2 2008 Conference Record: 8-0 Offensive Starters Returning/Lost: 6/5 Defensive Starters Returning/Lost: 5/6 Type of Offense: Multiple Type of Defense: 4-3 Football Contact: Joe Hernandez (jhernand@bsu.edu) Office Phone: (765) 285-8242 FAX Phone: (765) 285-8929 Athletics Website: www.ballstatesports.com

Muncie, Ind. 7 p.m.

Head Coach Stan Parrish

2008 RESULTS A28 S5 S13 S20 S27 O4 O11 O25 N5 N11 N19 N25 D5 J6

NORTHEASTERN NAVY at Akron at Indiana KENT STATE at Toledo at Western Kentucky EASTERN MICH. NORTHERN ILLINOIS at Miami University at Central Michigan WESTERN MICH. Buffalo (MAC) Tulsa (GWAC Bowl)

48-14 W 30-23 W 41-24 W 42-20 W 41-20 W 31-0 W 24-7 W 38-16 W 45-14 W 31-16 W 31-24 W 45-22 W 24-42 L 13-45 L

2009 SCHEDULE S3 S12 S19 S26 O3 O10 O17 O24 O31 N12 N18 N24

NORTH TEXAS NEW HAMPSHIRE at Army at Auburn TOLEDO at Temple BOWLING GREEN at Eastern Michigan OHIO at Northern Illinois CENTRAL MICHIGAN at Western Michigan

Series Information

The Series: The first meeting between the two schools. Current Streak: NA Last UNH win: NA Last Ball State win: NA 2009 New Hampshire Football • 35 •

THE OPPONENTS

DARTMOUTH Big Green

Game 3

September 26

Location: Hanover, N.H. Enrollment: 5,800 President: Dr. Jim Yong Kim Athletics Director: Josie Harper Conference: Ivy League Colors: Green & White Nickname: Big Green Stadium (Capacity): Memorial Field (13,000) Head Coach (Alma Mater/Year): Buddy Teevens (Dartmouth/’79) Record at School/Years: 33-54-2 /8 years Overall Record/Years: 67-132-2 /19 years Assistant Coaches: Keith Clark, Cedric Calhoun, Mike Hodgson, Jarrail Jackson, Sammy McCorkle, Chris Wilkerson, James Jones, Joe Scola 2008 Overall Record: 0-10 2008 Conference Record: 0-7 Offensive Starters Returning/Lost: 7 Defensive Starters Returning/Lost: 7 Type of Offense: Multiple Type of Defense: Multiple Football Contact: Rick Bender (rick.bender@dartmouth.edu) Office Phone: (603) 646-2468 FAX Phone: (603) 646-1286 Athletics Website: www.dartmouth.edu/athletics

Game 4

Durham, N.H. 12 p.m. Head Coach Buddy Teevens

2008 RESULTS S20 S27 O4 O11 O18 O25 N1 N8 N15 N22

at Colgate NEW HAMPSHIRE at Penn YALE HOLY CROSS at Columbia HARVARD at Cornell BROWN at Princeton

L 20-34 L 6-42 L 10-23 L 7-34 L 26-44 L 13-21 L 7-35 L 14-37 L 16-45 L 10-28

2009 SCHEDULE S19 S26 O3 O10 O17 O24 O31 N8 N15 N22

COLGATE at New Hampshire PENN at Yale at Holy Cross COLUMBIA at Harvard CORNELL at Brown PRINCETON

Series Information

The Series: Series tied 17-17-2 Current Streak: New Hampshire, 11 wins Last UNH win: September 27, 2008 (W 42-6) Last Dartmouth win: September 29, 1976 (24-13)

TOWSON Tigers October 3

Location: Towson, Md. Enrollment: 21,111 President: Dr. Robert Caret Athletics Director: Mike Hermann Conference: CAA Colors: Black, White and Gold Nickname: Tigers Stadium (Capacity): Jonny Unitas Stadium (11,198) Head Coach (Alma Mater/Year): Rob Ambrose (Towson/ ’93) Record at School/Years: First season Overall Record/Years: 3-7/ 1 year Assistant Coaches: Matt Hachmann, John Donatelli, Guilian Gary, Jared Ambrose, Canute Curtis, Brian Fleury, Derrick Johnson, John Kaleo, Konstatinos Kosmakos, James Vollono 2008 Overall Record: 3-9 2008 Conference Record: 1-7 Offensive Starters Returning/Lost: 8/3 Defensive Starters Returning/Lost: 8/3 Football Contact: Dan O’Connell (doconnell@towson.edu) Office Phone: 410-704-3102 FAX Phone: 410-704-3861 Athletics Website: www.towsontigers.com

Towson, Md. 3:30 p.m.

Head Coach: Rob Ambrose

2008 RESULTS A30 S6 S13 S20 S27 O4 O11 O25 N1 N8 N15 N22

at Navy L 13-41 MORGAN STATE W 21-16 at Richmond L 14-45 at Coastal Carolina L 3-31 COLUMBIA W 31-24 NORTHEASTERN L 17-35 RHODE ISLAND W 37-32 at New Hampshire L 14-42 WILLIAM AND MARY L 14-34 at Delaware L 21-31 at Villanova L 31-34 JAMES MADISON L 27-58

2009 SCHEDULE S5 S19 S26 O3 O10 O17 O24 O31 N7 N14 N21

at Northwestern COASTAL CAROLINA at Morgan State NEW HAMPSHIRE at Rhode Island DELAWARE at Northeastern RICHMOND at William & Mary VILLANOVA at James Madison

Series Information

The Series: UNH leads the series, 5-1 Current Streak: New Hampshire, three games Last UNH win: October 25, 2008 (42-14) Last TU win: September 14, 2002 (52-28) 2009 New Hampshire Football • 36 •

THE OPPONENTS VILLANOVA Wildcats

Game 5

October 10

Location: Villanova, Pa. Enrollment: 6,240 President: Rev. Peter M. Donohue Athletics Director: Vince Nicastro Conference: CAA Colors: Blue and White Nickname: Wildcats Stadium (Capacity): Villanova Stadium (12,000) Head Coach (Alma Mater/Year): Andy Talley (S. Connecticut, ’67) Record at School/Years: 165-101-1/24 years Overall Record/Years: 193-119-2/29 years Assistant Coaches: Mark Ferrante, Mark Reardon, Sam Venuto, Brian Flinn, Billy Crocker, Darrius Smith, Clint Wiley, David Riede, Daniel Blume 2008 Overall Record: 10-3 2008 Conference Record: 7-1 Offensive Starters Returning/Lost: 8/3 Defensive Starters Returning/Lost: 7/4 Football Contact: Dean Kenefick (dean.kenefick@villanova.edu) Office Phone: 610-519-6514 FAX Phone: 610-519-7323 Athletics Website: www.villanova.com

Durham, N.H. 12 p.m.

Head Coach Andy Talley

2008 RESULTS A30 S13 S20 S27 O4 O18 O25 N1 N8 N15 N22 N29 D6

at West Virginia L 21-48 LEHIGH W 33-14 at Penn (ot) W 20-14 RICHMOND W 26-20 at William and Mary W 38-28 at Rhode Island W 44-7 JAMES MADISON L 19-23 at Northeastern W 20-14 NEW HAMPSHIRE W 24-13 TOWSON W 34-31 at Delaware W 21-7 COLGATE W 55-28 at James Madison L 27-31

2009 SCHEDULE S3 S12 S19 S26 O3 O10 O17 O24 N7 N14 N21

at Temple LEHIGH at Penn NORTHEASTERN WILLIAM AND MARY at New Hampshire at James Madison RHODE ISLAND at Richmond at Towson DELAWARE

Series Information

The Series: Villanova leads the series 10-8-0 Current Streak: Villanova, one game Last UNH win: October 2, 2004 (40-31) Last Villanova win: November 8, 2008 (24-13)

MASSACHUSETTS Minutemen Game 6

October 24

Location: Amherst, Mass. Enrollment: 22,812 President: Dr. Robert C. Holub Athletics Director: John McCutcheon Conference: CAA Colors: Maroon & White Nickname: Minutemen Stadium (Capacity): Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium (17,000) Head Coach (Alma Mater/Year): Kevin Morris (Williams College ’86) Record at School/Years: First season Overall Record/Years: 24-32/6 years Assistant Coaches: Keith Dudzinski, Steve Tirrell, Brian Picucci, Guido Falbo, Mike Wood, Brian Crist, Damian Mincey, Brian Butterworth, Matt Chapman, Dyran Peake 2008 Overall Record: 7-5 2008 Conference Record/: 4-4 Offensive Starters Returning/Lost: 8/3 Defensive Starters Returning/Lost: 6/5 Football Contact: Jason Yellin (jyellin@admin.umass.edu) Office Phone: (413) 577-3061 FAX Phone: (413) 545-1556 Athletics Website: www.umassathletics.com

Amherst, Mass. 3:30 p.m.

Head Coach Kevin Morris

2008 RESULTS A30 S6 S13 S20 O4 O11 O18 O25 N1 N8 N15 N22

ALBANY at Holy Cross at James Madison at Texas Tech DELAWARE at Northeastern RICHMOND BRYANT at Rhode Island MAINE at New Hampshire HOFSTRA

W 28-16 W 45-42 L 38-52 L 14-56 W 17-7 W 28-24 L 15-30 W 42-7 W 49-0 L 20-21 L 21-52 W 28-14

S5 S12 S19 S26 O10 O17 O24 O31 N7 N14 N21

2009 SCHEDULE at Kansas State ALBANY RHODE ISLAND STONY BROOK at Delaware NEW HAMPSHIRE at Richmond at Maine NORTHEASTERN JAMES MADISON at Hofstra

Series Information

Massachusetts leads 42-26-3 Current Streak: New Hampshire, one game Last UNH win: November 15, 2008 (52-21) Last UMass win: November 10, 2007 (27-7) 2009 New Hampshire Football • 37 •

THE OPPONENTS Game 7

HOFSTRA Pride October 24

Location: Hempstead, N.Y. Enrollment: 12,700 President: Stuart Rabinowitz Athletics Director: Jack Hayes Conference: CAA Colors: Gold, White and Blue Nickname: Pride Stadium (Capacity): James M. Shuart Stadium Head Coach (Alma Mater/Year): Dave Cohen (C.W. Post/ ’88) Record at School/Years: 13-21/3 years Overall Record/Years: 13-21/3 years Assistant Coaches: Phil Armatas, David Patenaude, Lyle Hemphill, Bill Durkin, Kahmal Roy, Antonio Smikle, Kevin Mapp, Douglas Goodwin, Jack Mrozinski 2008 Overall Record: 4-8 2008 Conference Record: 2-6 Offensive Starters Returning/Lost: 9/2 Defensive Starters Returning/Lost: 9/2 Football Contact: Jim Sheehan (jim.b.sheehan@hofstra.edu) Office Phone: 516-463-6764 FAX Phone: 516-463-5033 Athletics Website: www.hofstra.edu/athletics

Hempstead, N.Y.

TBA

Head Coach Dave Cohen

2008 RESULTS A28 S13 S20 S2S27 O4 O11 O18 O25 N1 N8 N15 N22

at Connecticut ALBANY RHODE ISLAND at Stony Brook at James Madison at Bucknell at Maine DELAWARE at New Hampshire RICHMOND NORTHEASTERN at UMass

L 17-32 L 13-28 W 37-24 W 33-28 L 13-38 W 20-3 L 3-40 L 31-35 L 14-38 L 31-35 W 27-5 L 14-28

2009 SCHEDULE S5 S12 S19 S26 O3 O10 O17 O24 N7 N14 N21

STONY BROOK at Bryant at Richmond at Western Michigan JAMES MADISON MAINE at Rhode Island NEW HAMPSHIRE at Delaware at Northeastern UMASS

Series Information

The Series: New Hampshire leads the series, 7-5 Current Streak: New Hampshire, three games Last UNH win: November 1, 2008 (45-25) Last HU win: September 14, 2002 (52-28)

NORTHEASTERN Huskies

Game 8

October 31

Location: Brookline, Mass. Enrollment: 15,339 President: Dr. Joseph Aoun Athletics Director: Peter Roby Conference: CAA Colors: Red & Black Nickname: Huskies Stadium (Capacity): Parsons Field (7,000) Head Coach (Alma Mater/Year): Rocky Hager (Minot State ’74) Record at School/Years: 17-39/ 5 years Overall Record/Years: 108-64-1/15 years Assistant Coaches: Eddie Davis, Raphael Dowdye, Brian Surace, Chris Ostrowsky, Frank Forcucci, Ralph Clark, Eric Ouellette, Michael Lichten, Corey Hetherman 2008 Overall Record: 2-10 2008 Conference Record 1-7 Offensive Starters Returning/Lost: 5/6 Defensive Starters Returning/Lost: 7/4 Football Contact: Jack Grinold (chen@gonu.com-- Tom Chen) Office Phone: 617-373-2691 FAX Phone: 617-373-3152 Athletics Website: www.gonu.com

Durham, N.H.

12 p.m.

Head Coach Rocky Hager

2008 RESULTS A28 S13 S20 S27 O4 O11 O18 O25 N1 N8 N15 N22

at Ball State L 14-48 S5 at Georgia Southern (ot)L 27-34 S12 at Syracuse L 21-30 S19 UC DAVIS W 27-10 S26 at Towson W 35-17 O3 MASSACHUSETTS L 24-28 O10 NEW HAMPSHIRE L 21-33 O24 O31 at Maine L 0-20 VILLANOVA L 14-20 N7 at William and Mary L 17-38 N14 at Hofstra L 14-42 N21 RHODE ISLAND L 14-29

2009 SCHEDULE at Boston College MAINE YOUNGSTOWN STATE at Villanova HOLY CROSS WILLIAM & MARY TOWSON at New Hampshire at UMass HOFSTRA at Rhode Island

Series Information

The Series: UNH leads series 39-14-1 Current Streak: UNH, one game Last UNH win: October 18, 2008 (33-21) Last Northeastern win: November 3, 2007 (31-13) 2009 New Hampshire Football • 38 •

THE OPPONENTS RHODE ISLAND Rams

Game 9

November 7

Location: Kingston, R.I. Enrollment: 15, 591 President: Dr. Robert Carothers Athletics Director: Thor Bjorn Conference: CAA Colors: Light Blue, Dark Blue & White Nickname: Rams Stadium (Capacity): Meade Stadium (6,555) Head Coach (Alma Mater/Year): Joe Trainer ( Dickinson College/ ’90) Record at School/Years: First Season Overall Record/Years: 15-14/3 years Assistant Coaches: Ryan Crawford, Chris Pincince, Ryan Crawford, Eddie Allen, Rob Nevaiser, Tembwe Lukabu, Roy Istvan, Bob Griffin, Jean Beljour, Ryan Roeder, Dan Silva, Ari Confessor 2008 Overall Record: 3-9 2008 Conference Record/Finish: 1-7 Offensive Starters Returning/Lost: ? Defensive Starters Returning/Lost: ? Football Contact: Tom Symonds (tsymonds@mail.uri.edu) Office Phone: 401-874-2401 FAX Phone: 401-874-5354 Athletics Website: www.gorhody.com

Durham, N.H.

12 p.m.

Head Coach Joe Trainer

2008 RESULTS A30 S7 S13 S20 S27 O4 O11 O18 O25 N1 N15 N22

MONMOUTH at Fordham NEW HAMPSHIRE at Hofstra at Boston College BROWN at Towson VILLANOVA at William & Mary UMASS MAINE at Northeastern

2009 SCHEDULE

W 27-24 L 16-0 L 51-43 L 23-20 L 42-0 W 37-13 L 37-32 L 44-7 L 34-24 L 49-0 L 37-7 W 29-14

S5 S19 S26 O3 O10 O17 O24 O31 N7 N14 N21

FORDHAM at UMass at Connecticut at Brown TOWSON HOFSTRA at Villanova WILLIAM & MARY at New Hampshire at Maine NORTHEASTERN

Series Information

The Series: New Hampshire leads the series 49-27-5 Current Streak: New Hampshire, five games Last UNH win: September 13, 2008 (51-43) Last URI win: September 20, 2003 (55-40)

WILLIAM & MARY Tribe

Game 10

November 14

Location: Williamsburg, Va. Enrollment: 5,500 President: W. Taylor Reveley, III Athletics Director: Terry Driscoll Conference: CAA Colors: Green, Gold & Silver Nickname: Tribe Stadium (Capacity): Walter J. Zable Stadium (12,259) Head Coach (Alma Mater/Year): Jimmye Laycock (William and Mary/ ’70) Record at School/Years: 182-134-2 Overall Record/Years: 182-134-2 Assistant Coaches: Zbig Kepa, Bob Solderitch, Bob Shoop, Trevor Andrews, Dave Corley, Jr., Scoot Boone, Trey Henderson, Brendan Nugent, John Bowes, Christian Taylor 2008 Overall Record: 7-4 2008 Conference Record 5-3 Offensive Starters Returning/Lost: 7/4 Defensive Starters Returning/Lost: 8/3 Football Contact: Pete Clawson (pmclaw@wm.edu) Office Phone: 757-221-3369 FAX Phone: 757-221-3412 Athletics Website: www.tribeathletics.com

Williamsburg, Va.

1:30 p.m.

Head Coach Jimmye Laycock

S6 S13 S20 O4 O11 O18 O25 N1 N8 N15 N22

2008 RESULTS at NC State L 24-34 VMI W 52-17 NORFOLK STATE W 42-12 VILLANOVA L 28-38 at New Hampshire W 38-34 at Delaware W 27-3 RHODE ISLAND W 34-24 at Towson W 34-14 NORTHEASTERN W 38-17 at James Madison L 28-48 RICHMOND (OT) L 20-23

2009 SCHEDULE S5 S12 S19 S26 O3 O10 O24 031 N7 N14 N21

at Virginia CCSU at Norfolk State DELAWARE at Villanova at Northeastern JAMES MADISON at Rhode Island TOWSON NEW HAMPSHIRE at Richmond

Series Information

The Series: William & Mary leads 10-2-0 Current Streak: William & Mary, six games. Last UNH win: October 24, 1998 at WM (31-19) Last WM win: October 11, 2008 at UNH (38-34) 2009 New Hampshire Football • 39 •

THE OPPONENTS MAINE Black Bears

Game 11

November 21

Location: Orono, Maine Enrollment: 12,000 President: Dr. Robert Kennedy Athletics Director: Blake James Conference: CAA Colors: Navy Blue, Sky Blue & White Nickname: Black Bears Stadium (Capacity): Alfond Stadium Head Coach (Alma Mater/Year): Jack Cosgrove (Maine ’78) Record at School/Years: 88-95/16 years Overall Record/Years: 88-95/16 years Assistant Coaches: Kevin Bourgoin, Joe Rossi, Dwayne Wilmot, Frank Giufre, Tom McEntire, Dennis Dottin-Carter, Kevin Cahill, Andre Fontenette, Lamin Sisay 2008 Overall Record: 8-5 2008 Conference Record: 5-3 Offensive Starters Returning/Lost: 8/3 Defensive Starters Returning/Lost: 5/6 Football Contact: Doug DeBiase (doug.debiase@umit.maine.edu) Office Phone: (207) 581-3596 FAX Phone: (207) 581-3297 Athletics Website: www.goblackbears.com

Durham, N.H. 12 p.m.

Head Coach Jack Cosgrove

2009 SCHEDULE

2008 RESULTS A30 S6 S13 S20 S27 O11 O18 O25 N1 N8 N15 N22 N29

at Iowa at Monmouth STONY BROOK at Richmond JAMES MADISON at Delaware HOFSTRA (OT) NORTHEASTERN IONA at Massachusetts at Rhode Island NEW HAMPSHIRE at Northern Iowa

L 3-46 W 21-17 W 28-13 L 17-44 L 10-24 W 27-10 W 41-40 W 20-0 W 55-7 W 21-20 W 37-7 L 24-28 L 15-40

S3 S12 S19 S26 O3 O10 O17 O31 N7 N14 N21

ST. CLOUD STATE at Northeastern at Albany at Syracuse DELAWARE at Hofstra RICHMOND UMASS at James Madison RHODE ISLAND at New Hampshire

Series Information

The Series: UNH leads series 45-43-8 Current Streak: UNH six games Last UNH win: November 22, 2008 (28-24) Last Maine win: November 23, 2002 (31-14)

2009 New Hampshire Football • 40 •

2008 GAME-BY-GAME UNH 28 ARMY 10

UNH 51 RHODE ISLAND 43

Game One • September 6, 2008 Michie Stadium - West Point, N.Y.

Game Two • September 13, 2008 Meade Stadium - Kingston, R.I.

UNH (1-0, 0-0) ARMY (0-1, 0-0) ARMY - 1 UNH-1 UNH-2 ARMY-2 UNH-3 UNH-3

2:35 2:19 8:35 :20 11:19 :50

7 7

7 3

14 0

0 0

- -

28 10

Evans 2 yd pass from Williams (DeMarco kick) Clements 87 yd kickoff return (Bishop kick) Kackert 23 yd run (Bishop kick) Campbell 42 yd field goal Boyle 5 yd run (Bishop kick) Souza 22 yd fumble recovery (Bishop kick)

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

RUSHING UNH - Sean Jellison 10-87 yds PASSING UNH - R.J. Toman 12-17-1, 138 yds RECEIVING UNH - Mike Boyle 4-57 yds

TEAM STATISTICS

First Downs.......................................... Rushes/Yardage................................. Passing Yardage................................. Pass Comp./Att./INT.......................... Total Offense....................................... Punts/Average.................................... Fumbles/Lost...................................... Penalties/Yards...................................

UNH 17 38/184 138 12/17/1 322 3/46.7 1/1 6/60

UNH (2-0, 1-0) URI (1-2, 0-1) UNH -1 UNH-2 UNH-2 URI-2 URI-2 UNH-2 UNH-3 URI-3 UNH-3 URI-3 URI-3 UNH-3 UNH-4 URI-4 UNH-4 URI-4 URI-4

5:54 14:52 10:54 7:59 5:32 2:42 14:40 14:20 10:57 4:55 2:46 2:26 13:26 10:09 6:21 4:49 0:56

21 10

17 20

10 13

- -

51 43

Manning 37 yd field goal Sicko 8 yd pass from Toman (Manning kick) Negron 20 yd pass from Toman (Manning kick) Ferrer 1 yd run (Feinstein kick) Feinstein 36 yd field goal Jellison 4 yd pass from Toman (Manning kick) Boyle 39 yd pass from Toman (Manning kick) Hughes 83 yd pass from Cassidy (Feinstein kick) Manning 26 yd field goal Cassidy 8 yd run (Feinstein kick) Ferrer 1 yd pass from Cassidy (Feinstein kick) Kackert 72 yd run (Manning kick) Boyle 20 yd pass from Toman (Manning kick) Feinstein 32 yd field goal Manning 19 yd field goal Del Grosso 2 yd pass from Cassidy Feinstein 20 yd field goal

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

ARMY 15 55/169 95 7/11/0 264 5/43.2 4/4 4/40

WEST POINT, N.Y.— UNH rushed for two TDS, scored on a fumble return and had a kickoff return for a TD as the Wildcats posted a 28-10 victory over Army at Michie Stadium on Saturday afternoon. It marked UNH’s fourth consecutive victory over an FBS school in five years. The Wildcats also defeated Rutgers in 2004 (35-24), Northwestern in 2006 (3417) and last year defeated Marshall (48-35). The Black Knights, who fell to 0-2 on the season, opened the scoring at 2:35 of the first quarter on a 2-yard pass play to Mike Evans from quarterback Carson Williams to make it 7-0 after the PAT. The touchdown was setup by a 56-yard pass play to Jameson Carter from Williams. The drive was six plays for 77 yards (3:19). However, on the ensuing kickoff, senior John Clements (Hammonton, N.J.) returned the football 87 yards with 2:19 to play in the first quarter. The extra point was good by senior Tom Bishop (Newfield, N.Y.) and the game was quickly tied at seven apiece. It was the first kick return for a touchdown for Clements and also the longest of his career. Last season Clements returned four kicks for 94 yards including his previous best of 57 yards. Army fumbled the football at 11:55 of the second and it was recovered by sophomore defensive lineman Lance Mailloux (Bedford, N.H.). The offense took over on UNH’s 26 yard line with 11:35 to go in the first half. UNH then drove down the field and scored on a 23-yard run by junior running back Chad Kackert (Simi Valley, Calif.) and the Wildcats took a 14-7 lead on an eight-play, 79 yard drive (3:00). Army closed the gap with 25 seconds remaining before the half when Matt Campbell booted a 42 yard field goal to close to within four points to make it 14-10 as UNH took a knee and went to its lockerroom with the lead. UNH opened the third quarter with a well-engineered, nine-play, 66-yard drive, capped off by a five yard run by senior wide receiver Mike Boyle (Plymouth, N.H.) at 11:19 to give UNH the 21-10 lead following the PAT by Bishop. The drive, which mixed the run and the pass, used up 3:34 off the clock and gave UNH the lead it would not relinquish.

3 0

RUSHING UNH - Chad Kackert 11-164 yds PASSING UNH - R.J. Toman 29-40-1, 309 yds, 5 TDs RECEIVING UNH - Mike Boyle 9-132 yds

TEAM STATISTICS

First Downs.......................................... Rushes/Yardage................................. Passing Yardage................................. Pass Comp./Att./INT.......................... Total Offense....................................... Punts/Average.................................... Fumbles/Lost...................................... Penalties/Yards...................................

UNH 22 26/200 309 29/40/1 509 2/30.5 1/1 9/105

URI 27 21/37 480 38/70/2 517 3/45.3 1/1 5/40

KINGSTON, R.I.— Sophomore quarterback RJ. Toman (Mission Viejo, Calif.) threw five TD passes and junior running back Chad Kackert (Simi Valley, Calif.) ran for a career-best 164 yards to lead the 10th-ranked University of New Hampshire football team to a 51-43 victory at the University of Rhode Island on Saturday afternoon. Toman completed 29 of 40 passes for a career-best 309 yards and Kackert finished with 310 all-purpose yards and one 72 yard rushing touchdown. In addition to Toman and Kackert, Boyle made nine catches for 132 yards and two touchdowns to lead all UNH receivers. Leading the defense in tackles was Vasso with nine tackles (7 solo) to go with his intereception.

2009 New Hampshire Football • 41 •

2008 GAME-BY-GAME UNH 42 DARTMOUTH 6

UNH 32 ALBANY 24

Game Four • September 27, 2008 Memorial Field - Hanover, N.H.

Game Three • September 20, 2008 Cowell Stadium - Durham, N.H. ALBANY (1-2) UNH (3-0) UNH-1 UA-1 UA-1 UA-2 UNH-2 UNH-3 UNH-3 UA-3 UNH-3 UNH-4

13:39 11:40 5:13 10:40 0:03 13:04 10:45 6:16 3:37 14:56

10 7

7 7

7 15

0 3

- -

24 32

Sicko 65 yd pass from Toman (Manning kick) Glass 47 yd field goal McCarty 19 yd run (Glass kick) Esposito 11 yd run (Glass kick) Kackert 19 yd pass from Toman (Manning kick) Sicko 24 yd pass from Toman (Manning kick) TEAM safety Kenneally 19 yd pass from Esposito (Manning kick) Boyle 24 yd pass from Toman (Toman pass failed) Manning 45 yd field goal

UNH (4-0) Dartmouth (0-2) UNH-1 UNH-1 UNH-2 UNH-2 UNH-3 DC-3 UNH-4

8:28 00:49 06:41 02:15 06:40 00:24 09:23

14 0

14 0

7 6

7 0

INDIVIDUAL UNH LEADERS

RUSHING UNH -Chad Kackert 16-108 yds

RUSHING UNH -Robert Simpson 14-82 yds, TD

PASSING UNH - R.J. Toman 21-33-2 255 yds, 4 TDs

PASSING UNH - R.J. Toman 17-23-0 208 yds, 1 TD

RECEIVING UNH - Mike Boyle 7-79 yds

RECEIVING UNH - Matt O’Brien 5-38 yds

TEAM STATISTICS UA 23 53/99 283 21/31/0 382 2/28.5 0/0 3/20

UNH 21 41/158 255 21/33/2 413 6/30.0 0/0 5/48

DURHAM, N.H. – R.J.Toman (Mission Viejo, Calif.), the reigning Boston Globe Gold Helmet Award winner, passed for 255 yards and four touchdowns to lead the 10th-ranked University of New Hampshire football team to Saturday afternoon’s 32-24 non-conference victory against the University at Albany at Cowell Stadium. UNH is now 3-0 and has opened the season with three consecutive wins for the third time in the last four years, and the Wildcats have won four straight home openers. Albany, which has played a CAA opponent in all three games this season, is 1-2. New Hampshire’s receiving corps was led by Mike Boyle (Plymouth, N.H.; seven receptions, 79 yards, one TD) and Scott Sicko (Stillwater, N.Y.; five catches, 104 yards, two TDs). Chad Kackert (Simi Valley, Calif.) carried the ball 16 times for 106 yards and also had four receptions for 53 yards. Albany was led offensively by Vinny Esposito, who completed 21 of 31 attempts for 283 yards and one TD, and David McCarty with 130 rushing yards on 39 carries. Trailing 17-7 late in the second quarter, UNH scored 16 points in 4 minutes, 18 seconds to take a 23-17 lead. New Hampshire’s defense forced Albany to a three-and-out to start the third quarter, and an errant long snap on the punt play gave the ‘Cats possession on the Great Danes’ 24 yardline. On the ensuing play, Toman lofted a pass to the back-left corner of the end zone to Sicko and another Manning PAT gave UNH its second lead of the game, 21-17, at 13:04. Kackert and Robert Simpson (Brockton, Mass.) alternated carries and Simpson’s seven-yard gain on 3rd-and-7 advanced the ball to the Albany 30 and secured the win, as the visitors had just one timeout remaining with 1:15 on the clock.

42 6

Jellison 4 yd run (Manning kick) Jellison 18 yd run (Manning kick) Negron 6 yd run (Manning kick) Toman 4 yd run (Manning kick) Fox 18 yd pass from Toman (Manning kick) McKeating 3 yd pass from Jenny (kick failed) Simpson 5 yd run (Manning kick)

INDIVIDUAL UNH LEADERS

First Downs......................................... Rushes/Yardage................................ Passing Yardage................................ Pass Comp.-Att.-INT......................... Total Offense...................................... Punts/Average................................... Fumbles/Lost..................................... Penalties/Yards..................................

- -

TEAM STATISTICS

First Downs......................................... Rushes/Yardage................................ Passing Yardage................................ Pass Comp.-Att.-INT......................... Total Offense...................................... Punts/Average................................... Fumbles/Lost..................................... Penalties/Yards..................................

UNH 22 42/265 260 22/30/1 525 4/44.8 0/0 6/80

DC 14 33/87 151 20/36/2 238 7/37.7 1/1 6/47

HANOVER, N.H.— Sophomore running back Sean Jellison (Amherst, N.H.) ran for a pair of touchdowns in the first quarter to lead the University of New Hampshire to a 42-6 Granite Bowl victory at Dartmouth College on Saturday at Memorial Field. The No.7 Wildcats remain undefeated with a 4-0 record, while the Big Green falls to 0-2 overall. Jellison gave the Wildcats an early 7-0 lead at 8:28 of the first quarter with a 4 yard touchdown run that capped off a six-play, 50 yard drive. The PAT was kicked by junior kicker Tom Manning (Rome, N.Y.). Jellison struck again with 49 seconds remaining in the first quarter when he broke two Dartmouth tackles, spun left and ran 16 yards for the touchdown. After the PAT the Wildcats held a 14-0 advantage. The defense got its first turnover of the contest midway through the second quarter when junior Terrence Klein (Westwood, N.J.) intercepted an Alex Jenny pass and gave UNH the ball on the Wildcat’s 37 yard line. As a direct result of the interception, junior wide receiver Travis Negron (San Diego, Calif.) ran in UNH’s third touchdown of the afternoon from the 6 yard line and after the PAT by Manning the Wildcats held a 21-0 lead at 6:41 of the second quarter. The Wildcats got their fourth straight rushing touchdown of the first half on a 4 yard run by sophomore quarterback R.J. Toman (Mission Viejo, Calif.). The Manning PAT went through the uprights once again and UNH held a commanding 28-0 lead. Dartmouth made one last attempt to score a the end of the first half, but an interception by redshirt freshman free safety Ryan McGuinness (Howell, N.J.) gave UNH the ball at its own 22 yard line. However, UNH was unable to get close enough for a field goal before the intermission. The UNH defense,which held the Big Green scoreless in the first half, gave up just 92 yards of offense in the first half, while the ‘Cats moved the ball 310 yards, 132 on the ground and 178 yards in the air.

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2008 GAME-BY-GAME WILLIAM & MARY 38 UNH 34

UNH 33 NORTHEASTERN 21

Game Five • October 11, 2008 Cowell Stadium - Durham, N.H.

W&M (3-2) UNH (4-1) W&M-1 UNH-1 UNH-1 UNH-2 W&M-3 W&M-3 UNH-4 W&M-4 W&M-4 UNH-4 W&M-4

08:17 03:02 00;57 04:36 09:00 00:28 13:33 12:43 06:20 4:40 00:22

7 14

0 7

14 0

17 13

Game Six • October 18, 2008 Parsons Field - Brookline, Mass.

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38 34

Hill 8 yd pass from Phillips (Pate Kick) Toman 2 yd run (Manning kick) Toman 3 yd run (Manning kick) Boyle 9 yd run (Manning kick) Hill 14 yd pass from Phillips (Pate kick) Varno 4 yd pass from Phillips (Pate kick) Sicko 31 yd pass from Toman (Manning kick) Grimes 56 yd run (Pate kick) Pate 32 yd field goal Boyle 34 yd pass from Toman (kick failed) McAulay 17 yd pass from Phillips (Pate kick)

UNH (5-1) 3 Northeastern (2-5) 7 NU-1 UNH-1 NU-2 NU-2 UNH-2 UNH-3 UNH-3 UNH-4 UNH-4

3 14

13 0

14 0

INDIVIDUAL UNH LEADERS

RUSHING UNH - R.J.Toman 14-55 yds, 2 TDs

RUSHING UNH -Simpson 11-40, 1 TD

PASSING UNH - R.J. Toman 27-36-2 305 yds, 2 TDs

PASSING UNH - R.J. Toman 25-36-0 277 yds, 3 TDs

RECEIVING UNH - Scott Sicko 9-81 yds, 1 TD

RECEIVING UNH - Terrence Fox 8-103 yds, 1 TD

TEAM STATISTICS W&M 29 35/185 310 30/40/2 495 2/40.5 1/0 3/35

UNH 24 38/163 305 27/37/2 468 2/34.5 0/0 8/65

DURHAM, N.H. – Jake Phillips’ 17-yard touchdown pass to D.J. McAulay with 22 seconds remaining lifted the William & Mary football team to Saturday afternoon’s 38-34 victory against fourth-ranked University of New Hampshire in front 13,255 Homecoming Day fans at UNH’s Cowell Stadium. UNH fell to 4-1 overall and 1-1 in the CAA while the Tribe improved to 3-2, 1-1. Trailing 34-31, W&M began the game-winning drive at its 28 yard-line with 4:34 on the clock. On 3rd-and-11, a Hugo Souza (Marshfield, Mass.) interception was negated by a roughing the passer infraction against the Wildcats that gave the Tribe 1st-and-10 at the 42. The visitors converted two more 3rd-and-long situations to advance the ball to the UNH 36. Three plays later, on 1st and 10 from the 17, Phillips eluded the pass rush, stepped up to the line of scrimmage and lofted a pass complete to McAulay at the left pylon for the touchdown. Brian Pate’s PAT made the score 38-34. UNH’s Terrance Fox (Piscataway, N.J.) returned the ensuing kickoff 26 yards to the UNH 45. After an illegal substitution call against New Hampshire, Wildcats’ quarterback R.J. Toman (Mission Viejo, Calif.) was sacked on first down, forcing a timeout with 11 seconds remaining and the ball on the 32. Toman rolled to the right and his pass down the sideline was intercepted by Fred Johnson at the W&M 30. Phillips took a knee to elapse the last four seconds. Toman finished 27 of 36 for 305 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. He was UNH’s leading rusher with 55 yards on 14 carries, and that included TD runs of two and three yards. Scott Sicko (Stillwater, N.Y.) caught nine passes for 81 yards, including a 31-yard TD, and Mike Boyle (Plymouth, N.H.) had 114 yards on seven catches with a 34-yard TD.

33 21

12:10 Broomfield 1 yd run (Johnson kick) 06:59 Manning 35 yd field goal 08:36 Broomfield 4 yd run (Johnson kick) 00:28 Broomfield 17 yd pass from Orio (Johnson kick) 00:00 Bishop 37 yd field goal 14:28 Fox 31 yd pass from Toman (Bishop kick) 05:35 Boyle 14 yd pass from Toman (pass failed) 13:47 Sicko 16 yd pass from Toman (Bishop kick) 00:49 Simpson 2 yd run (Bishop kick(

INDIVIDUAL UNH LEADERS

First Downs......................................... Rushes/Yardage................................ Passing Yardage................................ Pass Comp.-Att.-INT......................... Total Offense...................................... Punts/Average................................... Fumbles/Lost..................................... Penalties/Yards..................................

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TEAM STATISTICS

First Downs......................................... Rushes/Yardage................................ Passing Yardage................................ Pass Comp.-Att.-INT......................... Total Offense...................................... Punts/Average................................... Fumbles/Lost..................................... Penalties/Yards..................................

UNH 22 33/113 277 25/36/0 390 4/43.8 2/1 8/67

NU 21 31/74 236 28-45-1 310 6/234 1/0 3/42

BROOKLINE, MASS. – The University of New Hampshire football team came back from a 21-6 halftime deficit by scoring 27 unanswered points to defeat Northeastern University (33-21) at Parsons Field on Saturday afternoon. The Wildcats took their first lead of the contest, and the lead for good, when junior tight end Scott Sicko (Stillwater, N.Y.) caught a 16 yard pass from sophomore quarterback R.J. Toman (Mission Viejo, Calif.) to make the score 26-21 with 13:47 remaining in the contest. The clincher came with 49 seconds remaining when senior running back Robert Simpson (Brockton, Mass.) ran it in from 2 yards out. The PAT by Bishop was good and UNH drove back to Durham with the 33-21victory. UNH improves to 5-1, 2-1 CAA, while NU falls to 2-5 overall, 1-2 in conference play. Northeastern took the opening drive 65 yards down the field quickly and scored on a 1 yd TD plunge by Alex Broomfield to give the Huskies the early 7-0 lead following the PAT by Mat Johnson. UNH got on the board with their first drive of the game as well when senior Tom Bishop (Newfield, N.Y.) booted a 36 yard field goal through the uprights to cut the NU lead to four points, 7-3. Broomfield struck again at 8:36 of the second quarter with a four yard run to give Northeastern the 14-3 advantage after the made PAT. Bloomfield then caught a 17 yard pass from Anthony Orio with 28 seconds remaining for his third TD of the day before the half and the Huskies led 21-3.On UNH’s final drive of the half, the Wildcats moved the ball to the NU 20 yard line with just just two seconds left before intermission and UNH cut the lead to 21-6 after the second field goal of the day by Bishop, a 37-yarder as time expired.UNH came out in the second half fired up and quickly scored at 14:28 of the third quarter on a 31 yard pass play from Toman to sophomore wide receiver Terrance Fox (Piscataway, N.J.) to make the score 21-13 after the made PAT.

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2008 GAME-BY-GAME UNH 42 TOWSON 14

UNH 45 HOFSTRA 25

Game Seven • October 25, 2008 Cowell Stadium - Durham, N.H.

Game Eight • November 1, 2008 Cowell Stadium - Durham, N.H.

TOWSON UNH UNH-1 TU-1 UNH-2 UNH-2 UNH-2 UNH-2 UNH-4 TU-4

10:23 05:04 11:09 07:08 02:18 00:35 11:53 11:16

7 7

0 28

0 0

7 7

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14 42

Hinds 74 yd interception return (Bishop kick) Castor 6 yd run (Bencivengo kick) Boyle 48 yd pass from Toman (Bishop kick) Simpson 68 yd run (Bishop kick) Boyle 12 yd pass from Toman (Bishop kick) Jellison 7 yd pass from Toman (Bishop kick) Fox 40 yd pass from Toman (Bishop kick) Godlasky 4 yd pass from Schaefer (Bencivengo Kick)

HOFSTRA (3-6) UNH (7-1) HU-1 UNH-1 UNH-2 HU-2 UNH-2 UNH-3 UNH-4 HU-4 UNH-4 UNH-4 HU-4

12:45 04:46 11:49 05:55 03: 07 00:29 11:22 08:44 08:06 04:51 00:42

3 7

6 14

0 3

16 21

INDIVIDUAL UNH LEADERS

RUSHING UNH -Simpson 11-85, 1 TD

RUSHING UNH Robert Simpson 16-131, 2 TDs

PASSING UNH - R.J. Toman 20-26-0 292, 4 TDs

PASSING UNH - R.J. Toman 14-24-1 140 yds, 2 TDs

RECEIVING UNH - Terrance Fox 4-103, 1 TD

RECEIVING UNH - Terrance Fox 7-41 yds

TEAM STATISTICS TU 28 36/120 317 36-30-2 446 3/29.3 1/1 5/37

UNH 18 24/142 292 20-26-0 434 3/47.0 1/1 5/40

DURHAM, N.H. -- R.J.Toman (Mission Viejo, Calif.) completed 20 of 26 passes for 292 yards and four touchdowns to lead the 10th-ranked University of New Hampshire football team to Saturday afternoon’s 42-14 victory against Towson University in CAA action at Cowell Stadium. The victory marked the 500th in the history of the UNH football program, which dates back to 1893. UNH, which has won all five meetings in the series vs. Towson, improved to 6-1 overall and 3-1 in the CAA. Towson is now 3-5, 1-3. Terrance Fox (Piscataway, N.J.) caught four passes for 103 yards, including a 40-yard TD reception. Mike Boyle (Plymouth, N.H.) had three catches, two for TD’s, for 63 yards. Robert Simpson (Brockton, Mass.) ran for a team-best 85 yards including tying his career-high 68-yard touchdown run, which he also posted in 2005 vs. Towson. Defensively, Ryan Hinds (Toronto, Ontario) had a pair of interceptions including a 74-yard return touchdown for the game’s first tally, while Ryan McGuinness (Howell, N.J.) recorded a team-best 13 tackles. The Wildcats scored 28 points in a span of 10:34 in the second quarter to break a 7-7 tie and take a commanding 35-7 lead into halftime. The outburst began with a 48-yard strike from Toman over the top of the defense to Boyle in the end zone at 11:09. Simpson’s 68-yard end-around to the left side extended the UNH lead to 21-7 at 7:08. The ‘Cats then marched 48 yards in six plays and took a 28-7 lead at 2:18 on a 12-yard pass play in which Toman rolled to the left and found Boyle in the end zone. On the ensuing Towson drive, Hinds intercepted Sean Schaeffer’s pass at the UNH 29 yard-line and returned it 35 yards to give the ’Cats possession at the Towson 36 with 1:14 to play. UNH quickly advanced the ball to the TU 7 and then Sean Jellison (Amherst, N.H.) caught Toman’s pass in the left flat and ran into the endzone to increase the margin to 35-7 with 35 seconds remaining in the second quarter.

25 45

Williams 45 yd field goal Clements 47 yd interception return (Bishop kick) Sicko 11 yd pass from Toman (Bishop kick) Benjamin 10 yd pass from Probst (kick failed) Sicko 9 yd pass from Toman (Bishop kick) Bishop 27 yd field goal Simpson 2 yd run (Bishop kick ) Weaver 1 yd run (Benjamin pass from Probst) Simpson 58 yd run (Bishop kick) Vasso 66 yd interception return (Bishop kick) Benjamin 1 yd run (Weaver pass from Probst)

INDIVIDUAL UNH LEADERS

First Downs......................................... Rushes/Yardage................................ Passing Yardage................................ Pass Comp.-Att.-INT......................... Total Offense...................................... Punts/Average................................... Fumbles/Lost..................................... Penalties/Yards..................................

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First Downs......................................... Rushes/Yardage................................ Passing Yardage................................ Pass Comp.-Att.-INT......................... Total Offense...................................... Punts/Average................................... Fumbles/Lost..................................... Penalties/Yards..................................

HU 24 49/149 190 24-45-5 339 1/36.0 3/2 9/80

UNH 22 24/138 140 14-24-1 278 2/36.0 1/1 5/42

DURHAM, N.H. – The defense forced seven turnovers, including two interception returns for touchdowns by John Clements and Dino Vasso, to propel the ninth-ranked University of New Hampshire football team to Saturday afternoon’s 45-25 victory against Hofstra University in CAA action at Cowell Stadium. UNH, which compiled 207 interception return yards, won its third consecutive game to improve to 7-1 overall and 4-1 in the CAA while Hofstra lost for the third time in as many weeks to fall to 3-6, 1-4. Hofstra capitalized on a UNH fumble – caused and recovered by the Pride’s Luke Bonus – to set up a 45-yard field goal by Roger Williams to take a 3-0 lead at 12:46 of the first quarter. On the visitor’s next possession, a bad exchange by The Pride offense put the ball on the ground and UNH’s John Clements (Hammonton, N.J.) recovered at the HU 38-yard line. The Wildcats did not take advantage, however, as junior running back Sean Jellison (Amherst, N.H.) was short of a first down on a 4th-and-3 play from the HU 31. A Hugo Souza (Marshfield, Mass.) interception gave the Wildcats 1st-and-10 at the HU 19, but the Pride defense turned aside the threat on 3rd-and-goal from the 1-yard line on a Leslie Jackman interception at the goal line. Three plays later, Clements intercepted the ball at the Hofstra 47 and raced along the UNH sideline to the end zone to give UNH a 7-3 lead at 4:46 of the first quarter. In the second quarter junior tight end Scott Sicko (Stillwater, N.Y.) capped a three-play 84 yard drive with an 11-yard touchdown reception, his first of two on the day from junior quarterback R.J. Toman (Mission Viejo, Calif.), at 11:09 to make it 14-3 UNH. However, Hofstra struck again at 5:55 of the second stanza on a 10 yard pass play from freshman Steve Probst to Everette Benjamin and the UNH lead was cut to 14-9 after the PAT.

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2009 UNH Football Media Guide (Part 2)