Allen Lessels' UNH Notebook: Central Michigan game was one that got away
Now the University of New Hampshire football team must regroup in short order as the tough start to the 2013 moves on to the home opener against Colgate on Saturday at noon.
The Chippewas went back the other way to the winning field goal.
“Defensively, I thought we were tremendous in the first half and OK in the third and I don’t think we played well enough to win at any level in the fourth quarter,” McDonnell said.
“We played decently against the run,” McDonnell said. “The stuff they do wasn’t flashy, but you have to plug holes and tackle and we did that. But we had those mistakes and errors that cost you in any game and get magnified when you play up a level.”
“Andy did OK,” McDonnell said. “He did enough to help us win the game and he gave us an opportunity with a couple of nice drives. But from my standpoint, everybody’s got to play better.”
Colgate lost its opener at Air Force, 38-13, and on Saturday lost at home to Albany, 37-34. Albany is one of the new teams in the CAA.
“He’s a great quarterback and a dual threat,” McDonnell said. “He’s a good runner and he can throw it.”
Colgate and UNH last played on Nov. 26, 2005, at Cowell Stadium. The Wildcats won that one, 55-21, in the first round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.
THE VOLLEYBALL TEAM went 2-1 in its Holly Young Invitational over the week to improve to 4-3 on the season.
The Wildcats beat Brown, 3-2, and St. John’s, 3-0, and lost to Missouri State, 3-0.
The Wildcats play Bryant at home on Tuesday night at 7 and compete in a tournament at Maryland next weekend. They play Maryland on Friday night, and face Villanova and George Mason on Saturday.
THE MEN’S HOCKEY season is fast-approaching. The Wildcats play an exhibition game at home against Acadia on Oct. 5.
They open the regular season on Oct. 11 against Clarkson in the Ice Breaker Tournament at Minnesota. They play either Minnesota or Mercyhurst the next night.
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