No. 4 UNH Football Travels To Toledo For Season Opener (Aug. 30, 7 pm)

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No. 4 New Hampshire (0-0, 0-0 CAA) at University of Toledo (0-0, 0-0 Mid-American Conference)
Aug. 30, 2014 • 7 p.m. • Glass Bowl •  Toledo, Ohio

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New Hampshire has an 11-4 record in season openers under the direction of 16th-year head coach Sean McDonnell with a split of 4-0 at home and 7-4 on the road.

This marks the fourth consecutive year the Wildcats open on the road.  Last year, Central Michigan kicked a 27-yard field goal as time expired to prevail 24-21. In 2012, UNH was a 38-17 victor at College of the Holy Cross. Toledo won 58-22 in 2011.

Saturday night's game at Toledo will mark the fourth time the 'Cats kick off in August [2-1 record]. They previously won at Holy Cross (38-17; Aug. 30, 2012), defeated Central Connecticut State University ( 70-20; Aug. 30, 2003) and lost at Kent State (34-7; Aug. 29, 2002).

UNH went 4-5 on the road a season ago. The 'Cats lost the first three road games in 2013 but did record NCAA postseason road wins against the University of Maine (41-27; second round) and Southeastern Louisiana University (20-17; quarterfinals).

UNH has lost four consecutive matchups against FBS opponents, but the Wildcats won five straight against that competition spanning the 2004-09 seasons. [See page 5 for more details.]

New Hampshire, with 15 of a possible 24 first-place votes, was selected atop the 2014 CAA Football Preseason Poll that was released July 23. UNH is atop the conference preseason poll for the first time since coming under the CAA banner in 2007; the previous high during that time was third in both 2010 and 2013.

Senior running back Nico Steriti and senior wide receiver R.J. Harris were voted to the CAA Preseason All-Conference Team.

Sean McDonnell has compiled a 114-71 overall record for a .616 winning percentage in 15 years as UNH's head coach. Prior to becoming head coach in 1999, he was the program's offensive coordinator for five years and QB/WR coach for three years. He received the Eddie Robinson Award (FCS Coach of the Year) in 2005.

UNH boasts the longest active streak for consecutive FCS playoff appearances at 10 years (2004-13) as well as the longest streak of being ranked in the Top 25 at 140 weeks (dating back to Sept. 13, 2004).

The Wildcats went 10-5 last year to record double digits in wins for the fifth time in Coach Mac's tenure. They also had 10 wins in 2004, 2008 and 2009, and tallied 11 victories in 2005.

In 2013, Justin Mello (1,038) and R.J. Harris (1,004) became the first UNH teammates with 1,000 receiving yards in the same season. It  marked the second time in program history UNH had a 1,000-yard rusher (Nico Steriti-1,062) and 1,000-yard receiver (Mello and Harris) in the same season. It first happened in 1993.

UNH vs. Toledo all-time series:   The University of New Hampshire and University of Toledo have battled four times, and the Rockets won all four matchups – two at home and two on the road.
    The teams last met Sept. 1, 2011  at UT's Glass Bowl and played to a final score of 58-22; now-senior running back Nico Steriti had an 87-yard touchdown run in that game, which was his collegiate debut. The Rockets led 17-0 at the end of the first quarter and 27-0 before the Wildcats scored a TD with 28 seconds remaining in the second quarter.
    Here is a game-by-game look at the series:
12/06/47    A    Toledo    20    UNH    14
11/20/48    H    Toledo    28    UNH    14
11/19/49    H    Toledo    48    UNH    14
09/01/11    A    Toledo    58    UNH    22

Scouting Toledo: The University of Toledo, led by third-year head coach Matt Campbell, returns 19 starters – including six All-MAC honorees, from last year's 7-5 squad that went 5-3 in the Mid-American Conference. The Rockets were picked atop the MAC West Division in the 2014 media preseason poll.
    Toledo has a 20-2 record vs. FCS opponents since the NCAA split Division I football in 1978. Since losing to McNeese State in 1988, the Rockets have won 16 consecutive games against FCS teams.
    Last season, Toledo ranked fourth in the MAC in scoring (33.0 ppg) and total offense (447.3 yards per game), as well as second in rushing offense (240.6 yards/game). Defensively, UT tied for seventh in scoring (28.6 ppg allowed) and 10th in total defense (421.8 yards/game allowed). Also of note, the Rockets ranked second in sacks/game (2.83) and first in fewest sacks allowed (0.50 per game).
    Toledo lost its top passer (Terrance Owens; 2,230 yds, 18 TDs), rusher (David Fullen; 1,121 yards) and receiver (Bernard Reedy; 840 yds, eight TDs) from a year ago.

Rockets to Watch: Phillip Ely, a junior who sat out the 2013 season after transferring from Alabama, is listed as the starting quarterback; he completed 17 of 30 passes for 220 yards and two TDs in the spring scrimmage. Sophomore Logan Woodside is second on the depth chart; in four games last season, he completed 21 of 41 passes for 240 yards and one TD.
    Kareem Hunt played in all 12 games last year as a freshman and ranked second on the team in rushes (137), rushing yards (866) and rushing TDs (six); he averaged 6.3 yards per carry.
    Alonzo Russell is the top returning receiver; he ranked second in receptions (59), receiving yards (728) and receiving TDs (six) and was named to the All-MAC Third Team.
    The Rockets' defense returns two players who recorded 100+ tackles last season. Junior Sylvestre led the squad with 118 tackles (64-54–118) with 9.5 tackles for a loss, including 5.0 sacks, en route to garnering All-MAC First Team honors. Chase Murdock finished with 109 tackles. Sophomore defensive tackle Treyvon Hester, another Third Team selection, tallied 39 tackles with 7.5 for a loss, including 3.5 sacks.
    Senior placekicker Jeremiah Detmer connected on 19 of 20 field goals last season as he was a perfect 6-for-6 from 40-49 yards with a long of 47; Detmer was successful on 44 of 45 PATs.

140 Consecutive Weeks:   UNH owns the nation's longest streak of Top 25 appearances with 140 in a row, a stretch that dates back to Sept. 13, 2004, and is an amazing 83 weeks longer than Montana State, which has the country's second-longest ranked streak. Towson, with 39 weeks, has the CAA's second-longest active streak.

New Hampshire Selected Atop CAA Preseason Poll: UNH, with 15 of 24 first-place votes, was voted atop the 2014 CAA Football Preseason Poll that was released July 23 and the conference's annual media day at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.  The CAA preseason poll was determined by a vote among league head coaches and media personnel.
    UNH, which tied for second in last year's CAA final standings at 6-2, is #1 in the conference's preseason poll for the first time since coming under the CAA banner in 2007. The Wildcats' previous best preseason CAA predicted finish was third in both 2010 and 2013.
    Here is the complete CAA Preseason Poll:
School (First-Place Votes)
1. New Hampshire (15)
2. Villanova (2)
3. Richmond (3)
4. William & Mary (3)
5. Towson
6. Delaware
7. Maine
8. James Madison (1)
9. Stony Brook
10. Albany
11. Rhode Island
12. Elon

Preseason Accolades: Senior wide receiver R.J. Harris is among the elite players named to the Walter Payton Award Preseason Watch List. He was also named to the Preseason All-America Team by both The Sports Network and Beyond Sports Network.
    Harris was joined on the CAA Preseason All-Conference Team by senior running back Nico Steriti.
    Harris was one of seven Wildcats named to a College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Watch List. The others were Steriti (RB), Dalton Crossan (kickoff returner), Sean Goldrich (QB), Shane McNeely (LB), Brad Prasky (P) and Steven Thames (DB).

UNH versus the FBS: New Hampshire has a 5-4 record the last nine meetings against Football Bowl Subdivision teams, but the Wildcats have lost four straight spanning the 2010-13 seasons and that includes a 58-22 loss at Toledo (Sept. 1, 2011).
    Prior to the current streak, the 'Cats won five consecutive matchups against FBS programs between 2004-09. Here are the year-by-year results:
09/11/04    UNH 35    at Rutgers 24
09/09/06    UNH 34    at Northwestern 17
09/15/07    UNH 48    at Marshall 35
09/06/08    UNH 28    at Army 10
09/12/09    UNH 23    at Ball State 16

Blue-White Game Recap: The freshman combination of Trevor Knight (Nashua, N.H.) and Rory Donovan (Canton, Mass.) connected for a pair of touchdowns, including a 19-yard score on the final play of the Blue-White Game at Cowell Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 21.
    Junior quarterback Sean Goldrich (West Haven, Conn.), the first-string QB, paced the passing attack with 14 completions in 20 attempts for 166 yards. Senior Andy Vailas (Bedford, N.H.) went 8 of 12 for 91 yards including a 30-yard scoring strike to classmate Jimmy Owens (West Deptford, N.J.), who also had eight rushes for 26 yards.
    Redshirt freshman Donald Goodrich (York, Maine) headlined the ground attack with 45 yards on eight carries. Senior wide receiver R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.), who caught three passes for 64 yards, recorded the only rushing TD of the day on a 6-yard end-around.
    Freshman WR Kieran Presley (Amherst, Mass.) also had big numbers with five receptions for 64 yards and a TD and sophomore WR Kyon Taylor (Springfield, Va.) hauled in four catches for 77 yards. The aforementioned Donovan had three catches for 95 yards.
    Also of note, senior RB Nico Steriti (Toms River, N.J.) tallied six carries for 21 yards and freshman RB Trevon Bryant (St. Augustine, Fla.) finished with 25 rushing yards on eight carries.
    The Wildcat defense accounted for five turnovers; sophomore DBs Casey DeAndrade (East Bridgewater, Mass.) and Horace Chalstrom (Annapolis, Md.) both recorded a fumble recovery, whereas junior CB Lamar Edmonds (Worcester, Mass.), junior safety Daniel Rowe (Orange, N.J.) and redshirt freshman DB Nick Marino (Hudson, N.H.) each had an interception.
    The top tacklers were freshmen Shawn Cavallaro (Hanover, N.H.; seven) and D'Andre Drummond-Myrie (Lawrence, Mass.; six); Marino tied for the team lead in tackles and DeAndrade's five tackles matched linebackers Shane McNeely (Whitehall, Pa.) and Akil Anderson (Morristown, N.J.).

When UNH Has the Ball: New Hampshire returns eight starters from last year's squad that ranked No. 8 nationally in first downs (329) as well as third in the CAA in both scoring (30.8 points per game) and rushing (192.9 rushing yards per game). The Wildcats had a balanced attack with 239.5 passing yards per game for a total of 432.4 yards per game.
    Quarterbacks: For the second consecutive year, the Wildcats have two very experienced quarterbacks on their roster with junior incumbent Sean Goldrich (West Haven, Conn.) and senior Andy Vailas (Bedford, N.H.). Goldrich played in 14 of 15 games with nine starts last season while Vailas saw action in nine games with six starts; overall, Goldrich has taken a snap in 23 games (15 starts) and Vailas has 22 career games played (13 starts).
    In the 2013 season, Goldrich led the team in completions (158), pass attempts (264), passing yards (2,076) and passing TDs (14). The 6-foot-3, 217-pound QB averaged 148.3 pass yards per game and completed 59.8% of passes with a pass efficiency rating of 138.10. Despite splitting time at quarterback, Goldrich ranked second on the team in carries (134) and third in both rushing yards (417) and rushing TDs (six). The signal caller excelled in the postseason with a career-high 291 passing yards in the second round at Maine in which he recorded a season-high three TDs and 186.46 rating. One week later in the quarterfinals at Southeastern Louisiana, Goldrich finished with a career-high 24 completions and season-high 35 pass attempts for 276 yds to complement his career highs in carries (21), rushing yards (99) and  rushing TDs (three).
    Vailas, who saw action in nine games (six starts), completed 130 of 218 pass attempts (.596) for 1,397 yards and nine touchdowns. At 6-2, 191 pounds, he also rushed for 171 yards and two TDs on 56 carries. Vailas recorded career highs in completions (28), attempts (49) and passing yards (397) vs. James Madison; he threw a pair of touchdowns that game vs. the Dukes. In the opener against FBS foe Central Michigan, Vailas tallied a season-high 68.2% completion percentage for 156 yards and a TD.
    Running Backs: New Hampshire has a versatile and veteran backfield. Nico Steriti (Toms River, N.J.) epitomizes that statement with three years experience and a blend of speed and power. He became the first 'Cat to eclipse 1,000 rushing yards since 2002 when he totaled 1,028 rushing yards and eight touchdowns in 2013; the 5-foot-11, 224-pound RB garnered CAA All-Conference Second Team honors for the second consecutive year. Steriti led UNH in those two stats, as well as all-purpose yards (1,400) as he was the Wildcats' top receiver out of the backfield with 17 catches for 213 yards and also had 11 kickoff returns for 159 yards. Steriti ranked fifth in the CAA in rushing yards and was also fifth in conference-only rushing yards (566). He surpassed 100 all-purpose yards six times, including three 100-yard rushing efforts. The senior ranks eighth all-time in UNH history with 2,319 career rushing yards.
    Jimmy Owens (West Deptford, N.J.; 5-9, 220) averaged 5.4 yards per carry by gaining 156 yards on 29 rushes last year as a junior. He recorded a season-high 69 rushing yards on nine carries in the NCAA first round playoff game vs. Lafayette.
    Wide Receivers: UNH quarterbacks lost one of their top targets with the graduation of Justin Mello, who had a team-high 1,038 receiving yards on 73 catches a year ago; he also led the 'Cats – and the CAA – with 10 TDs.
    The Wildcats had teammates eclipse 1,000 receiving yards for the first time and the other part of that duo returns in senior R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.), who joined Steriti on the CAA Preseason All-Conference Team. Harris (6-0, 203)  played in 12 of 15 games and led the squad in receptions (76) and receiving yards per game (83.7); he also was second in receiving yards (1,004), receiving TDs (five) and all-purpose yardage (1,131). With those numbers, Harris was an All-America Honorable Mention for three publications; his other accolades included All-New England and All-Conference First Team. His explosiveness was on display in his first game back from injury, when he recorded 10 catches for 183 yards and three TDs vs. James Madison.
    Senior Jimmy Giansante (Jefferson Hills, Pa.; 6-2, 200) ranked fourth on the squad in both catches (31) and receiving yards (306) last season to average 20.4 yards/game and 9.9 yds/reception.
    Expect junior Jared Allison (Cliffwood, N.J.) to be a key receiver to watch this season. The 5-8, 173 pound wideout totaled 200 receiving yards and one score on 20 catches in 2013. That was part of 555 all-purpose yards in which he also recorded 19 carries for 118 yards and 12 kickoff returns for 237 yards.
    Classmate Mike DeTroia (Barnegat, N.J.; 6-3, 206) played in 13 of 15 games last season and caught seven passes for a total of 50 yards, including four catches for 26 yards versus William & Mary. Mike Kelly (Merrimack, N.H.; 5-9, 191), another junior, is making the transition from running back to wide receiver. He saw action in 14 games a year ago and had seven carries for 13 yards. Sophomore Kyon Taylor (Springfield, Va.; 5-11, 178) saw action in 13 games last season but did not record a catch. In the spring game, he led all 'Cats with six catches for 77 yards, and that included a 22-yard TD.
    Tight Ends: Harold Spears (Perkasie, Pa.) will continue to be the primary option at tight end for the Wildcats; the 6-foot-4, 246 pound senior was a CAA All-Conference Third Team selection the past two years. He totaled 478 yards last season while hauling in four touchdowns on 34 catches – those numbers ranked third on the squad in all three stats. Spears caught a pass 13 of 15 games with multiple catches 11 times, 31.9 receiving yards/game and 14.1 yds/reception.
    Junior Ekene Nwokoye (Hanover, N.H.), another big target at 6-5, 218 pounds, saw action in three games a year ago and has played in five career games.
    Offensive Line: In the trenches, the Wildcats boast four players with significant starting experience. Senior co-captain Rob Bowman (Cheshire, Conn.), who checks in a 6-5, 302,  has transitioned to left tackle after 27 straight starts at right tackle.
    Mike Coccia (Bethlehem, Pa.), another senior, started 30 consecutive games spanning the 2011-13 seasons before being sidelined by injury the last nine games a year ago. The 6-3, 300 pounder was a CAA All-Conference Third Team honoree as a sophomore in 2012.
    Tad McNeely (Whitehall, Pa.) and Alexander Morrill (Lebanon, N.H.) stepped into the starting lineup last year as redshirt freshmen. McNeely (6-2, 282) played in 13 of 15 games with 12 starts; he received the starting nod at left guard the initial four games of 2013, then filled in for Coccia at center the last eight games of the season. Morrill (6-2, 305) was inserted into the starting lineup at left guard the fifth game of the year and remained there the rest of the way.

When the Opponent Has the Ball: Eight starters also return on defense, which ranked 14th in the nation in sacks (2.87 per game) and second in the CAA in turnovers (26), including second in fumbles (11) and third in interceptions (15). The top two tacklers – and eight of the top 10 – are back in the lineup in '14.
    Defensive Line: Cody Muller (Telford, Pa.), who received a medical hardship waiver for a sixth year in 2014, will lead the defensive end rotation as a co-captain after totaling 54 tackles, including 10 for loss and 6.5 sacks, last season. The 6-4, 250 pounder tied for the team lead in sacks and ranked second among defensive linemen in tackles.
    Brian Ciccone (Manchester, Mass.) took major strides during spring camp in hopes of building on a '13 campaign that saw him collect 25 tackles. Now standing 6-3, 244, Ciccone was part of the tight end corps in 2011 and '12.
    Robbie Zauck (Ocean City, N.J.; 6-2, 243) is fully recovered from an injury that sidelined him all of last season; he played all 12 games in '12 with 16 tackles. Junior Dab Ukwuani (Gaithersburg, Md.; 6-3, 252) will be relied upon to take on added reps, while younger ends Riley Pritchett (Berwyn, Pa.), Harry Theodhosi (Londonderry, N.H.), Mike Lynch (Nashua, N.H.) and Mike Boryeskne (Sparta, N.J.) will also get a chance to make an impact.
    Among defensive tackles, senior Matt Kaplan (Franklin, N.H.) returns after registering 36 tackles last season. The 6-1, 302 pounder was credited with seven tackles for a loss, including 6.5 sacks.
    Veteran DTs Jullian Turner (East Pittsburgh, Pa.) and Rashid Armand (Brooklyn, N.Y.) combined for 52 stops last season, making the middle of the line a strong suit. Turner, a junior who stands 6-1, 300, recorded a tackle 14 of 15 games to finish with 29. Armand (6-1, 293) tallied a tackle in 10 games and totaled 23.
    Juniors Ryan Welch (Dunstable, Mass.) and Danny Riley (Danielsville, Pa.), sophomore Cam Shorey (Calais, Maine) and redshirt freshman Rick Holt (Portsmouth, N.H.) look to fortify the position.
    Linebackers: The top two tacklers from a year ago return at the linebacker position. Akil Anderson (Morristown, N.J.; 6-1, 213) led the Wildcats in total tackles (124) to average 8.3 per game and earn a spot on the CAA All-Conference Third Team. Anderson recorded 13.5 tackles for a loss, including 5.5 sacks, and was also credited with six pass breakups. He finished with double-digit tackles five times, including a career-high 13 in the NCAA second round game, won at Maine.
    Shane McNeely (Whitehall, Pa.; 6-2, 248) ranked second in tackles (120) with a team-high 14 tackles for a loss, including six sacks (which ranked third). The senior was also credited with a team-leading three forced fumbles as well as one fumble recovery and two interceptions. McNeely recorded 7+ tackles 12 of 15 games, including 10 at FBS school Central Michigan and 12 at Albany.
    DeVaughn Chollette (Scranton, Pa.; 6-0, 233), the third key member of last season's LB rotation, ranked seventh on the team in total tackles (63) and averaged 5.1 tackles/game in CAA conference games in his first collegiate campaign. He tallied 4+ tackles eight times, including a career-high 12 at William & Mary and seven in the NCAA semifinal at North Dakota State.
    Cornerbacks: UNH's collection of cornerbacks is young but experienced. Casey DeAndrade (East Bridgewater, Mass.) played 14 of 15 games with 13 starts last year as a redshirt freshman while Steven Thames (Fort Washington, Md.) had 12 starts in 14 games. Both Lamar Edmonds (Worcester, Mass.) and Dougie Moss (Huntsville, Ala.) saw action all 15 weeks with Edmonds inserted into the starting lineup four times.
    DeAndrade (5-11, 199) had an impactful rookie season in which he ranked fourth on the team in tackles (69) and ranked second in the nation with a team-high 20 pass breakups. He also ranked second in interceptions (three) and was credited with a fumble recovery.
    Thames, a 6-0, 187 pound senior, led the 'Cats with four interceptions, was second in pass breakups (11) and was also credited with 55 tackles and one forced fumble.
    Edmonds, a junior standing 5-10 and 192 pounds, posted 38 tackles, 25 solo, with one interception and five pass breakups. Moss notched 16 tackles and should take another step in his development in his junior season.
    Safeties: Senior Nick Cefalo (Basking Ridge, N.J.) ranked sixth on the team in tackles (65) and third in pass breakups (nine) last season. He also recorded one interception and two fumble recoveries.
    Among all returning safeties, junior Hayden Knudson (Alexandria, Va.) topped the charts with 68 tackles while recording one interception, one forced fumble and six pass breakups.
    Keith Parkinson (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./18 tackles, two INTs), Tre Williams (Syracuse, N.Y./24 tackles) and Daniel Rowe (Orange, N.J./18 tackles) supply reinforcement at the position.
    Other players to watch include Eric Burgos (Danvers, Mass.) and Nick Marino (Hudson, N.H.).

Special Teams: UNH can win the battle for field position with the punting of senior Brad Prasky (Groton, Mass.) but the Wildcats need to find the successor to placekicker Mike MacArthur, who handled the field goal, PAT and kickoff duties the past four years.
    Prasky ranked 30th in the nation and fourth in the CAA in punting with an average of 41.3 last season, his first as the Wildcats' primary punter. He totaled 72 punts for 2,975 yards and recorded 22 punts inside the 20 as well as 17 fair catches.
    Junior Christian Breda (Needham, Mass.), redshirt freshman Max Pedinoff (Newtown, Pa.) and sophomore Joe Ghiloni (Warwick, N.Y.) will battle for placekicking responsibilities. Breda, the only one with game day experience (four games, all last year), made 2 of 3 PATs last year in three games played; he also had four kickoffs for an average of 53.0 yards.

NATION-LEADING 10 STRAIGHT FCS POSTSEASONS: UNH has qualified for the NCAA FCS Championship tournament for 10 consecutive years, the longest streak in the nation. The Wildcats have a 3-10 record in December with all 12 games coming in postseason play; one win came last weekend at Maine and the other was in 2010 at Bethune Cookman. Here is a breakdown of UNH's all-time postseason record (home games in BOLD), beginning with its lone bowl appearance in 1947 at the Glass Bowl:
Year     Game    Opponent    Result
1947    Glass Bowl    Toledo    L, 14-20
1975    D-II Quarterfinals    Lehigh    W, 35-21
1975    D-II Semifinals     W. Kentucky    L, 3-14
1976    D-II Quarterfinals    Montana State    L, 16-17    
1991    I-AA First Round    Samford    L, 13-29
1994    I-AA First Round    App. State    L,10-17(OT)
2004    I-AA First Round    Ga. Southern    W, 27-23
2004    I-AA Quarterfinals    Montana    L, 17-47
2005    I-AA First Round    Colgate    W, 55-21
2005    I-AA Quarterfinals    Northern Iowa    L, 21-24
2006    FCS First Round    Hampton    W, 41-38
2006    FCS Quarterfinals    UMass    L, 17-24
2007    FCS First Round    Northern Iowa    L, 35-38
2008    FCS First Round    Southern Illinois    W, 29-20
2008    FCS Quarterfinals    Northern Iowa    L, 34-36
2009    FCS First Round    McNeese State    W, 49-13
2009    FCS Quarterfinals    Villanova    L, 7-46
2010    FCS Second Round    Bethune-Cookman    W, 45-20
2010    FCS Quarterfinals    Delaware    L, 3-16
2011    FCS Second Round    Montana State    L, 25-26
2012    FCS Second Round    Wofford    L, 7-23
2013    FCS First Round    Lafayette    W, 45-7
2013    FCS Second Round    Maine    W, 41-27
2013    FCS Quarterfinals    Southeastern    W, 20-17
2013    FCS Semifinals    North Dakota State    L, 14-52
Total Record: 10-15        •         Coach McDonnell Record: 9-10

STERITI RUNS PAST 2,000: Senior RB Nico Steriti entered UNH's Top 10 list in career rushing yards during his 68-yard effort vs. James Madison on Nov. 9, 2013, when he surpassed both Curt Collins and Jim Quinn. He eclipsed 2,000 career yards during a 139-yard ground game vs. Maine (Nov. 23, 2013) and moved into eighth place during the NCAA semifinal at North Dakota State.
UNH All-Time Leading Rushers
1.        Jerry Azumah (1995-98)    6,193

7.         Chad Kackert (2006-09)    2,587
8.        Nico Steriti (2011-present)    2,319

HARRIS AMONG BEST IN SCHOOL HISTORY: Senior WR R.J. Harris  climbed one spot on the UNH career receiving yards leaderboard each of the last three weeks of the 2013 regular season and is currently No. 5.
    Harris ascended to second place on the program's all-time receptions leaderboard with the eighth of his 11 catches in the Dec. 14 NCAA quarterfinal game at Southeastern Louisiana.
Receiving Yards
1.     David Ball (2003-06)    4,655
4.    John Perry (1989-92)    2,873
5.    R.J. Harris (2011-present)    2,777
1.     David Ball (2003-06)    304
2.    R.J. Harris (2011-present)    210

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