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New Hampshire Wildcats football

The New Hampshire Wildcats football program is the intercollegiate American football team for the University of New Hampshire located in the U.S. state of New Hampshire. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Colonial Athletic Association. New Hampshire's first football team was fielded in 1893. The team plays its home games at the 11,000 seat Wildcat Stadium in Durham, New Hampshire. The Wildcats are coached by Sean McDonnell.

New Hampshire Wildcats
2018 New Hampshire Wildcats football team
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First season1893
Athletic directorMarty Scarano
Head coachSean McDonnell
20th season, 154–95 (.618)
StadiumWildcat Stadium
(Capacity: 11,015)
Field surfaceFieldTurf
LocationDurham, New Hampshire
NCAA divisionDivision I FCS
ConferenceColonial Athletic Association
All-time record538–444–55 (.545)
Conference titles15
RivalriesMaine (rivalry)
UMass (rivalry)
Dartmouth (rivalry)
Consensus All-Americans36
ColorsNavy Blue and White[1]
         
MascotWild E. Cat
WebsiteUNHWildcats.com

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Conference affiliationsEdit

Notable former playersEdit

Notable alumni who played in the NFL/AFL and/or the CFL include:

Alumni who are notable for off the field achievements include:

CoachesEdit

Updated as of December 19, 2013
# Name Term GC OW OL OT O% CW CL CT C% PW PL CCs NCs
No coaches 1893–1901 50 16 32 2 .340 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 John Scannell 1902–1903 15 4 9 2 .333 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 G.B. Ward 1904 7 2 5 0 .286 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Edward Herr 1905–1907 24 5 14 5 .313 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Charles Gill 1908 8 1 7 0 .125 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Willard Gildersleeve 1909 7 3 4 0 .429 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Ray Thomas 1910–1911 7 3 4 0 .429 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Tod Eberle 1912–1913 14 5 8 1 .393 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 T.D. Sheppard 1914 9 1 6 2 .222 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 William Cowell 1915–1917, 1919–1936 178 87 68 23 .553 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
10 George Sauer 1937–1941 41 22 18 1 .549 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Charlie Justice 1942 6 6 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Bill Glassford 1946–1948 25 19 5 1 .780 7 1 0 .875 0 0 2 0
13 Chief Boston 1949–1964 127 60 57 10 .512 25 34 8 .433 0 0 4 0
14 Andy Mooradian 1965 8 0 8 0 .000 0 5 0 .000 0 0 0 0
15 Joe Yukica 1966–1967 16 7 9 0 .438 3 7 0 .300 0 0 0 0
16 Jim Root 1968–1971 33 18 14 1 .561 11 9 0 .550 0 0 1 0
17 Bill Bowes 1972–1998 286 175 106 5 .621 97 74 2 .566 1 4 4 0
18 Sean McDonnell 1999–present 182 112 70 0 .615 71 52 0 .577 9 9 2 0

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Postseason appearancesEdit

Year Bowl Opponent Result PF PA
December 6, 1947 Glass Bowl (game) Toledo L 14 20

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Division II playoffsEdit

Division I-AA/FCS playoffsEdit

The Wildcats have appeared in the Division I-AA/FCS Playoffs 16 times, playing 30 postseason games. Their overall record is 14–16.

Year Round Opponent Result
1991 First Round Samford L 13–29
1994 First Round Appalachian State L 10–17
2004 First Round
Quarterfinals
Georgia Southern
Montana
W 27–23
L 17–47
2005 First Round
Quarterfinals
Colgate
Northern Iowa
W 55–21
L 21–24
2006 First Round
Quarterfinals
Hampton
Massachusetts
W 41–38
L 17–24
2007 First Round Northern Iowa L 35–38
2008 First Round
Quarterfinals
Southern Illinois
Northern Iowa
W 29–20
L 34–36
2009 First Round
Quarterfinals
McNeese State
Villanova
W 49–13
L 7–46
2010 Second Round
Quarterfinals
Bethune-Cookman
Delaware
W 45–20
L 3–16
2011 Second Round Montana State L 25–26
2012 Second Round Wofford L 7–23
2013 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Lafayette
Maine
Southeastern Louisiana
North Dakota State
W 45–7
W 41–27
W 20–17
L 14–52
2014 Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Fordham
Chattanooga
Illinois State
W 44–19[7]
W 35–30[8]
L 18–21[9]
2015 First Round Colgate L 20–27[10]
2016 First Round
Second Round
Lehigh
James Madison
W 64–21[11]
L 22–55[12]
2017 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Central Connecticut
Central Arkansas
South Dakota State
W 14–0
W 21–15
L 14–56

RivalriesEdit

MaineEdit

An annual rivalry game is played between the Wildcats and the University of Maine Black Bears. The winner of this game gets the right to hang the Brice-Cowell Musket up in their locker room for the year following this game. The Wildcats and the Bears have met 106 times on the football field during the regular season, with New Hampshire currently sitting at 54–44–8 edge in the series.

UMassEdit

DartmouthEdit

Donation controversyEdit

A longtime UNH librarian, Robert Morin, died in 2015 and left $4 million to the University; $1 million of that money was spent on a new video scoreboard for the football stadium, and the decision to spend so much of the donation on a scoreboard became a controversial topic. University officials explained that there was no instruction on how to spend the money, other than $100,000 for the library. It was also noted that Morin started watching and became particularly interested in football towards the end of his life.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UNH Visual Guidelines" (PDF). May 5, 2017. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  2. ^ "UNHWildcats.com – University of New Hampshire Official Athletics Website:Wildcats in the NFL". Unh.prestosports.com. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  3. ^ "UNHWildcats.com – University of New Hampshire Official Athletics Website:All-time UNH Football Coaching Records". Unh.prestosports.com. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  4. ^ https://www.library.unh.edu/exhibits/way-we-were/athletics/football
  5. ^ http://gridirongarb.blogspot.com/2014/12/unh-wildcats-1975.html
  6. ^ http://www.seacoastonline.com/article/20111203/Sports/112030324
  7. ^ http://www.espn.com/college-football/game?gameId=400609085
  8. ^ http://www.espn.com/college-football/game?gameId=400610137
  9. ^ http://www.espn.com/college-football/game?gameId=400610897
  10. ^ http://www.espn.com/college-football/game?gameId=400853510
  11. ^ http://www.espn.com/college-football/game?gameId=400926628
  12. ^ http://www.espn.com/college-football/game?gameId=400927134
  13. ^ Chappell, Bill (September 15, 2016). "$1 Million Of Frugal Librarian's Bequest To N.H. School Goes To Football Scoreboard". NPR. Retrieved January 15, 2017 – via npr.org.

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