RICHMOND, Va. – University of New Hampshire quarterback Sean Goldrich (West Haven, Conn.) was named the CAA Rookie of the Week, the league announced Monday. Goldrich, making his collegiate debut, completed 21 of 31 passes for 193 yards and two touchdowns in the No. 14/12 Wildcats' season-opening 38-17 victory at Holy Cross on Thursday night.
Goldrich added a team-high 71 rushing yards on 10 carries, averaging 7.1 yards per rush with a long of 17 yards. The UNH signal caller orchestrated consecutive scoring drives of 98 and 95 yards in the second half as the 'Cats opened a 19-10 lead to 32-10. The signal caller's two scoring passes went for eight yards to R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.) in the second quarter and for five yards to Joey Orlando (Bethlehem, Pa.) early in the fourth to cap the 95-yard scoring drive. Both Harris (12 catches) and Orlando (seven receptions) compiled 102 receiving yards in the game.
In total, Goldrich completed passes to six different receivers, completed a long pass of 40 yards to Orlando and played turnover-free football.
The UNH Coach's Show with Wildcat head football coach Sean McDonnell returns to the Wildcat Sports Radio Network for its 2012 season premiere tonight from 7-8 p.m. live from Buffalo Wild Wings at the Fox Run Mall in Newington, N.H. Fans are encouraged to join the show in person or tweet their questions for coach Mac in advance to @UNHWildcats.
To celebrate Monday's debut show at Buffalo Wild Wings, the UNH cheerleading team will be on hand, and all fans in attendance during the first commercial break will receive one complimentary ticket to the Wildcats' Sept. 15 home opener (12 p.m.) at Cowell Stadium against Central Connecticut State.
The Wildcat Sports Radio Network flagship stations are WGIR 610-AM in Manchester, The Wave (96.7 FM) in Portsmouth and The Sports Animal (930-AM) in Rochester. Each show will also be streamed live and archived by Stretch Internet at www.unhwildcats.com.
No. 14/12 UNH (1-0, 0-0 CAA) visits the University of Minnesota (1-0, 0-0 Big Ten) of the Football Bowl Subdivision on Saturday, Sept. 8, for a 12 p.m. (EDT) kickoff at TCF Bank Stadium. The Wildcats open the home portion of their schedule at Cowell Stadium against Central Connecticut State on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 12 p.m. For tickets, visit www.unhwildcats.com or call (603) 862-4000, extension 5.