Defense strong in New Hampshire spring game

Durham, NH ( – One usually thinks offense with the University
of New Hampshire football program, but defensive players put on an impressive
show Saturday as Team Cats defeated Team Wild, 23-10, in the spring game at
Cowell Stadium.

Odaine Franklyn tied for game-high honors with six tackles, including four for
loss and a sack.

The defense collected five sacks and forced two turnovers, and Nick Marino and
D’Andre Drummond-Mayrie matched Franklyn with six tackles apiece. Patrick
Mensah and Daniel Rowe both added an interception.

Among the quarterbacks, starter Sean Goldrich was 11-for-27 for 77 yards with a
touchdown and two interceptions. Chris McCormick was 10-for-17 for 93 yards,
while Adam Riese threw a pair of touchdown passes.

New Hampshire, the defending CAA Football champion, held the No. 1 ranking in
the FCS last season and was the top seed in the national playoffs before it
fell to Illinois State in the semifinals. The Wildcats set a school record
for wins in finishing 12-2 and with a No. 3 final ranking in The Sports Network
FCS Top 25.

This year, the Wildcats will open an 11-game regular season with a visit to San
Jose State on Sept. 3.