PHILADELPHIA, PA.: Redshirt freshman punt returner/wide receiver Mike Boyle (Plymouth, N.H.) of the No. 8 ranked University of New Hampshire football team has been all over the football field this season. He had already rushed for a pair of touchdowns, but most recently he was named the Atlantic 10 Special Teams Co-Player of the Week after he scampered 71 yards on a punt return to give UNH a 28-0 lead in the first quarter against Rhode Island. Boyle also gave UNH a 21-0 lead with a 24 yd. touchdown reception. UNH went on to win the Atlantic 10 matchup by a 53-9 margin.
On the afternoon he returned three punts for 78 yards. The 71-yarder was the first special teams touchdown for him as a Wildcat.
Boyle has done it all for the 'Cats this season. As a rusher he has carried the football 12 times for 88 yards and 2 TDs. He has caught nine passes for 106 yards and 1 TD and he has returned 12 punts for 184 yards. He also was part of the flea flicker play to open the Villanova game where the ball was passed to him, he passed it back to quarterback Ricky Santos and Santos hit wide receiver David Ball for a TD on the first play from scrimmage for the "Cats.
UNH football fans will get another opportunity to see Boyle play at home next weekend when the Wildcats host Northeastern on Oct. 22 in a matchup between cats and dogs. The game, which is set to begin just after noon, will be carried live on CN8 TV and on the UNH Sports Radio Network.