DURHAM, N.H.— There was some good news on Monday for the University of New Hampshire football team following its 35-30 upset victory over previously undefeated Delaware on Oct. 6. Redshirt freshman quarterback R. J. Toman (Mission Viejo, Calif.) was named the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Rookie of the Week and the team moved up from 15th to 13th in The Sports Network Top 25 Poll.
    Toman took over at quarterback for Walter Payton Award winner Ricky Santos, who left the Delaware game midway through the second quarter with a shoulder injury, and was a key to the UNH victory over the Fightin’ Blue Hens. Toman completed 5-of-9 passes for 98 yards and two touchdowns en route to his winning his first-ever CAA Rookie of the Week honor.  After Santos left the game, Toman continued what was already a 57-yard drive and turned it into a 77-yard scoring drive.  The redshirt freshman completed a 21-yard pass to Delaware's one-yard line on the seventh play of the drive, which allowed the Wildcats to plunge into the endzone for a 14-3 lead.  The Mission Viejo, Calif., native later completed touchdown passes of 28 and 36 yards to Keith LeVan, and finished the game with seven rushes for 47 yards -- just four yards shy of Santos' team-high 51 yards on eight carries in the game.
    In the other big news of the day for the ‘Cats, UNH moved up in the national polls this week, sliding up two spots from 15th to 13th in The Sports Network FCS Poll. In all, there were six CAA teams listed in the poll. UNH returns to action on Sat., Oct. 13 on Homecoming weekend vs. Iona. Game time is at 12 p.m. and tickets are still available at
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