Andy Vailas, Football
Andy, a senior from Bedford, N.H., passed for two touchdowns and rushed for two more to lead the fourth-ranked UNH football team to Saturday afternoon’s 52-19 victory against Dartmouth College at Cowell Stadium. On Monday, he was selected CAA Offensive Player of the Week.
Andy carried the ball eight times for a personal-best 112 yards, including a 69-yard TD that opened the game scoring at 11:48 of the first quarter; the two rushing TDs matched a career high – his second rushing touchdown gave the Wildcats a 31-13 lead at 1:15 of the second quarter.
The senior quarterback completed 17 of 26 passes for 219 yards in his first start of the 2014 season. His first aerial TD was a 29-yard connection with classmate R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.) at 11:21 of the third quarter and that duo struck again on a two-yard scoring play at 1:57 of the third.
Andy is 24 of 37 for 301 yards and two TDs for a 145.63 passing efficiency rating in four games this season. He ranks second on the team in rushing yards (184) on 20 carries. He has also been proficient on two-point PATs this season as he is 2-for-2 on runs and 1-for-1 on passes.
In 26 career games, Andy is 283-for-476 for 3,274 yards and 29 touchdowns. He has also rushed 180 times for 836 yards (4.6 yards/carry) and 10 rushing TDs. With those numbers, he has amassed 4,110 yards of total offense.
Andy’s career highlights include last year’s 33-17 win against James Madison University in which he completed 28 of 49 passes for 397 yards – all career highs. He threw for five TDs at Old Dominion University in the 2012 season.