August 27, 2009

TOMAN LEADS WILDCATS IN FALL BLUE/WHITE SCRIMMAGE

DURHAM, N.H.—The University of New Hampshire football team held its annual Blue/White Scrimmage on Thursday afternoon and junior starting quarterback R.J. Toman (Mission Viejo, Calif.) showed why he was voted the CAA Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, while the experienced UNH defense showed off its ability to make the big play.

Toman completed 9x14 passes for 193 yards, including a pair of touchdowns, one to junior wide receiver Mike Greene (Stonington, Conn.) for 27 yards on the opening drive, and the other a 33-yarder to senior tight end Kamal Mohammed (San Diego, Calif.). Toman also completed a long pass of 50 yards to junior wide receiver Kevon Mason (Quincy, Mass.). Toman notched three carries for 44 yards, but lost yards after a 9 yard sack.
  
Greene finished the afternoon with four catches for 80 yards and senior receiver Travis Negron (San Diego, Calif.), made two catches, including a 28-yarder from Toman.
   
Leading the rushing game was freshman running back Chris Setian (East Long Longmeadow, Mass.) with 14 carries for 58 yards and he scored on a 1 yard run.
   
In all, the five quarterbacks combined to pass for 415 yards on the afternoon.
   
The defense got into the scoring column when junior defensive back John Greer (Buffalo, N.Y.) intercepted a pass and ran it back 45 yards for a touchdown. The Wildcats had four interceptions; four quarterback sacks, one pass deflection and one blocked point after attempt (PAT). Freshman Chris Beranger (Winthrop, Mass.) led the way with 11 tackles, including five solos.  Sophomore Mark Petercuskie (Holliston, Mass.) followed with nine tackles. Alan Buzbee (Chester, N.J.) also chipped in with nine tackles, including one for a six-yard loss. Brian McNally (Cornwall, N.Y.) registered a pair of sacks. Chris Houston (Harrisburg, Pa.) registered a 40-yard interception return. Jason Roach (Dorchester, Mass.) and Jeff McMath (Peabody, Mass.) also had interceptions, while Jim Vailas (Bedford, N.H.) blocked a PAT and had a pair of tackles, including one for loss.

New Hampshire opens the 2009 season Sept. 5 at home vs. St. Francis (Pa.). Game time is 12 p.m. at Cowell Stadium. Tickets for all games can be purchased online at www.unhwildcats.com.

Scoring Summary

1 – 12:15 – Mike Greene 27-yard touchdown reception from RJ Toman (Tom Manning PAT Good)

1 – 4:35 – Shawn Sweeney 2-yard touchdown run (Manning PAT Good)

1—11:52 – Derek Coppola 13-yard touchdown reception from Mike Roberto (DeLago PAT blocked)

2 – 6:34 – Chris Jeannot 18–yard touchdown reception from Kevin Decker (Manning PAT Good)

2 – 4:53 – Kamal Mohamed 33–yard touchdown reception from Toman (Manning PAT Good)

2 – 4:13 – John Greer 45-yard interception return (DeLago PAT Missed)

2 – 0:19 – Sean Jellison 4-yard run (DeLago PAT Good)

3 – 8:15 – Chris Setian 1-yard run (McNulty PAT Good)

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