2019 New Hampshire Wildcats football team

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2019 New Hampshire Wildcats football
UNH Wildcats.png
ConferenceColonial Athletic Association
Ranking
STATSNo. 23
FCS CoachesNo. 25
2019 record5–3 (4–1 CAA)
Head coachSean McDonnell (21st season)
Defensive coordinatorJohn Lyons (8th season)
Home stadiumWildcat Stadium
(Capacity: 11,015)
Seasons
← 2018
2020 →
2019 CAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 2 James Madison   5 0         8 1  
No. 23 New Hampshire   4 1         5 3  
Richmond   4 1         5 4  
Albany   3 2         5 4  
No. 18 Villanova   3 3         6 3  
Elon   3 3         4 5  
Stony Brook   2 3         5 4  
No. 21 Towson   2 3         5 4  
Delaware   2 3         4 5  
Maine   2 3         4 5  
William & Mary   1 4         3 6  
Rhode Island   0 5         2 7  
As of November 7, 2019; Rankings from STATS FCS Poll

The 2019 New Hampshire Wildcats football team represents the University of New Hampshire in the 2019 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They are led by 21st-year head coach Sean McDonnell[1] and play their home games at Wildcat Stadium. They are a member of the Colonial Athletic Association.

Previous season[edit]

The Wildcats finished the 2018 season 4–7, 3–5 in CAA play to finish in ninth place.

Preseason[edit]

CAA poll[edit]

In the CAA preseason poll released on July 23, 2019, the Wildcats were predicted to finish in seventh place.[2]

Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 James Madison 238 (20)
2 Towson 217 (3)
3 Maine 201 (1)
4 Elon 164
5 Delaware 162
6 Stony Brook 151
7 New Hampshire 109
8 Rhode Island 104
9 Villanova 84
10 Richmond 62
11 William & Mary 58
12 Albany 34

Preseason All–CAA team[edit]

The Wildcats had one player selected to the preseason all-CAA team.[2]

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendanceSource
September 71:00 p.m.at Holy Cross*StadiumL 10–138,372[3]
September 147:00 p.m.at FIU*ESPN3L 17–3011,756[4]
September 216:00 p.m.Rhode IslandNECNW 27–247,519[5]
September 286:00 p.m.Duquesne*
  • Wildcat Stadium
  • Durham, NH
NBCSBW 23–67,920[6]
October 53:30 p.m.Elondagger
  • Wildcat Stadium
  • Durham, NH
NBCSBW 26–1017,132[7]
October 126:00 p.m.at No. 22 Stony BrookFloSportsW 20–145,599[8]
October 191:00 p.m.at No. 24 DelawareNo. 22FloSportsL 10–1616,730[9]
November 21:00 p.m. No. 11 Villanova
  • Wildcat Stadium
  • Durham, NH
NBCSBW 28–207,895[10]
November 93:30 p.m.at No. 2 James MadisonNo. 23FloSports [11]
November 161:00 p.m.at AlbanyFloSports [12]
November 231:00 p.m.Maine
NBCSB [13]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from STATS Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Game summaries[edit]

at Holy Cross[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 0 0 3 7 10
Crusaders 0 3 0 10 13
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–7 2018 W, 28–0

at FIU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 10 0 7 0 17
Panthers 7 6 7 10 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Rhode Island[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 7 3 14 24
Wildcats 7 7 7 6 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
59–28–5 2018 L, 21–24

Duquense[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Dukes 0 0 0 6 6
Wildcats 10 3 3 7 23
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Elon[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Phoenix 3 7 0 0 10
Wildcats 13 7 0 6 26
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–1 2018 L, 9–30

at Stony Brook[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 7 0 3 10 20
No. 22 Seawolves 0 7 7 0 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–3 2018 L, 7–35

at Delaware[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 22 Wildcats 0 10 0 0 10
No. 24 Fightin' Blue Hens 0 10 3 3 16
Overall record Last meeting Result
12–21 2015 L, 14–38

Villanova[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 11 Nova Wildcats 7 13 0 0 20
UNH Wildcats 7 0 14 7 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–11 2018 W, 34–0

at James Madison[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 23 Wildcats 0
No. 2 Dukes 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–10 2018 W, 35–24

at Albany[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 0
Great Danes 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–2 2018 W, 24–10

Maine[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Black Bears 0
Wildcats 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
56–45–8 2018 L, 7–35

Ranking movements[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Final 
STATS FCS RV 22 23  
Coaches RV 23 25

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UNH Wildcats - Sean McDonnell - 2019 Football Coaching Staff - University of New Hampshire". unhwildcats.com. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Washburn, Rob (July 23, 2019). "James Madison Picked to Capture CAA Football Championship in 2019". Colonial Athletic Association. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  3. ^ "New Hampshire vs. Holy Cross - Game Summary - September 7, 2019 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  4. ^ "New Hampshire vs. Florida International - Game Summary - September 14, 2019 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  5. ^ "Rhode Island vs. New Hampshire - Game Summary - September 21, 2019 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  6. ^ "Duquesne vs. New Hampshire - Game Summary - September 28, 2019 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  7. ^ "Elon vs. New Hampshire - Game Summary - October 5, 2019 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  8. ^ "New Hampshire vs. Stony Brook - Game Summary - October 12, 2019 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  9. ^ "New Hampshire vs. Delaware - Game Summary - October 19, 2019 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  10. ^ "Villanova vs. New Hampshire - Game Summary - November 2, 2019 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  11. ^ "New Hampshire vs. James Madison - Game Summary - November 9, 2019 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  12. ^ "New Hampshire vs. Albany - Game Summary - November 16, 2019 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  13. ^ "Maine vs. New Hampshire - Game Summary - November 23, 2019 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  14. ^ "2019 Football Schedule". University of New Hampshire Athletics. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  15. ^ "2019 New Hampshire Football Schedule". FBSchedules.com. Retrieved July 23, 2019.