No. 4 Football Plays Host to Blue-White Game on Thursday, Aug. 21 (1 p.m.)

DURHAM, N.H. – The No. 4-ranked University of New Hampshire football team takes to Cowell Stadium on Thursday for the annual Blue-White Game that concludes the preseason portion of fall camp. The game begins at 1 p.m. and admission is free. Parking is in Lot A, across from the Field House.

The Wildcats return a veteran team with 16 starters, eight on offense and eight on defense, and there are a couple of starting positions being contested going into the final scrimmage.

The primary spots to keep an eye on are right tackle on the offensive line and strong safety on defense. Senior Alex Blane (No. Andover, Mass.) and junior Austin Heter (McKees Rocks, Pa.) are contending for the offensive line spot and junior Daniel Rowe (Orange, N.J.) and senior Tre Williams (Syracuse, N.Y.) are the top candidates at strong safety.

Junior Sean Goldrich (West Haven, Conn,) established himself as the starting quarterback late last season and senior Andy Vailas (Bedford, N.H.) backs him up.

UNH went 10-5 last season and qualified for the NCAA FCS playoffs for the 10th straight year, which is the longest streak in the country. The Wildcats won tournament games against Lafayette, Maine, and Southeastern Louisiana and advanced to the FCS semifinals for the first time.

After the Blue-White Game, UNH will begin preparing for its season opener at Toledo, a Football Bowl Subdivision team. The Wildcats play Toledo at the Glass Bowl on Saturday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. (ESPN3).

UNH, which will have stadium lights for the first time, plays its first of six home games against Lehigh on Sept. 13 at 3:30 p.m.

The other home games are against Dartmouth on Sept. 27 (6 p.m.) for State of New Hampshire Day; against William & Mary on Oct. 11 for Homecoming (3:30 p.m.); Stony Brook on Oct. 25 (3 p.m.) for Family Weekend; Albany on Nov. 1 (6 p.m.) for Salute to Service Day; and Delaware on Nov. 15 (1 p.m.) for Senior Day.

To purchase season tickets or individual game tickets, CLICK HERE or call (603) 862-4000, extension 5.

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