Dec 15, 2014 3:21 PM
DURHAM - Coming off of their big win over the weekend, the UNH Wildcats football team has more to celebrate. Monday, senior wide receiver RJ Harris received a big national honor and is close to breaking some records with the program.
Harris is less than 70 receiving yards away from breaking the all-time record at UNH set back in 2005. The senior has won a number of honors this year. Monday he was named to the All-America team by the American Football Coaches Association Football Championship Subdivision.
Over the weekend, the top-seeded Wildcats won their 12th straight game beating Chattanooga to advance to the semifinals. Harris caught seven passes for 177 yards and scored two touchdowns, but he gives credit to the defense.
"The offense, we kind of struggled a little bit, but the defense was able to limit the amount of points the team was able to put up," Harris said.
The Wildcats started their season off with a loss, but much like the game against Chattanooga, they turned things around.
"We're able to come together and make a pretty magical run," Harris said.
Now, with a record of 12-1 and 14 straight wins at home, they're ready to make history.
"The last two years we've gone further than any other team in the history of this program," wide receivers coach Rick Santos said. " Hopefully we can take it one step further this week, get a big win again at home and make it to the national championship."
UNH will host Illinois State University at Cowell Stadium this Saturday at 2 p.m.
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