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Dec 15, 2014 2:48 PM

UNH takes on potent Illinois State offense


The UNH football team is back to where they left off last year, the semifinal round of the Football Championship Series playoffs.

After defeating the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 35-30 under the lights at Cowell Stadium Friday night, the team is set to take on Illinois State University on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Just like UNH, the Red Birds are 12-1 and posted 542 yards of offense on their way to defeating Eastern Washington 59-46 on Saturday.

ISU has found success on the ground this season, picking up 3,173 rushing yards while passing for 2,900. Quarterback Tre Roberson poses multi-dimensional threats with his arm (2786 passing yards) and his legs (773 rushing yards) while runningback Marshaun Coprich has rumbled his compact 5 foot 9 inch 205 lb frame to 2089 rushing yards.

Stopping ISU's potent offense will be no easy task for head coach Sean McDonnell and the Wildcats, but coach and his team remain unfazed.

In an interview with UNH Insider, McDonnell stated that UNH is very comfortable playing at home.

The Wildcats are looking to advance to their first FCS national championship game in school history.


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