The UNH Wildcats took one on the chin Saturday afternoon as the #8 Wildcats fell to #4 William & Mary 13-3 in front of 6,000 plus fans at Cowell Stadium.
The UNH line was ready for a tough day against the #4 ranked William & Mary Tribe. Coming into the game UNH was riding a 12-game home winning streak and coming off of a bye week.
UNH Senior Quarterback RJ Toman (#12) lead the offensive and was 26 -for-44 for 232 passing yards and 1 interception.
Toman also led the team in rushing on the day. He made 13 attempts for 14 yards in a game that didn’t feature a running attack by the Wildcats.
The 44 passing attempts matched a career high for Toman, who previously had the same number of attempts against Rhode Island earlier this season
William and Mary Linebacker Dante Cook (#35) strips the ball away from UNH wide receiver Chris Chandler (#6)
Running back Sean Jellison (#24) breaks away on a run. He was the Wildcats second leading rusher with 12 yards on the day.
I love the expression on William & Mary Offensive lineman Mike Salazar’s face as UNH’s Brian McNally and him get ready to square off. McNally ended up with a career high 1.5 sacks, bringing his league-leading total to 7.0
William & Mary started their third string quarterback, Brent Caprio, who went 5-for-10 in his first career start. Here UNH’s Steve Young (#91) wraps him up.
William & Mary running back Jonathan Grimes had an outstanding game rushing for 114 yards and a touchdown.
UNH Linebacker Matt Evans (#52) wraps up William & Mary running back Jonathan Grimes on way to a career high 20 tackles, giving him a CAA-leading 113 tackles on the season
This was the scene too many times Saturday as both teams combined for 19 punts on the day
UNH running back Dontra Peters (#1) slips out of the grasp of William & Mary Linebacker Brian Thompson.
UNH Cornerback Dino Vasso (#9) and Linebacker John Duffy (#39) show that there is nothing wrong with pat on the back and a solid hand shake
UNH Offensive Lineman Seth Price (#77) shows William & Mary Linebacker Dante Cook (#35) how he protects the quarterback
UNH wide receiver Kevon Mason (#5) had a good game snagging 7 receptions for 65 yards
William & Mary Linebacker Dante Cook (#35) hasn’t even made the tackle but anticipates the impact with UNH wide receiver Terrance Fox. Fox was UNH’s top receiver catching 8 balls for 70 yards.
The Wildcats have two games remaining to their regular season. Next weekend they play at Villanova and then wrap up the regular season at home on November 20th against Towson.