FOOTBALL TO PLAY AT TOLEDO IN 2011

DURHAM, N.H.—The University of New Hampshire football team will be traveling to play at the University of Toledo on Thu., Sept. 1, 2011. The announcement was made today by UNH Athletic Director Marty Scarano.

New Hampshire has won five straight games vs. Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) opponents since defeating Rutgers in 2004. UNH has also handed losses to the likes of Northwestern, Marshall, Army and Ball State. The Wildcats play in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision. UNH qualified for the FCS playoffs for the sixth straight season in 2009, advancing to the quarterfinal round for the fifth time during that six-year span. UNH, which completed the 2009 campaign with a 10-3 overall record, finished last season ranked No. 7 in the nation in the FCS.

 Toledo finished 5-7 in 2009, including a 37-30 victory over Ball State, a team the Wildcats defeated this past season, 23-16 in Muncie, Ind. The Rockets play in The Glass Bowl, one of the great college football stadiums in America. Built in 1937, it was renovated in 1990. It’s largest all-time attendance was 36,852 vs. Navy in 2001. 

Toledo and New Hampshire have squared off in football three times before, at the Glass Bowl in 1947, and in Durham in 1948 and 1949. Toledo leads the series 3-0. The 1947 contest was the second of four “Glass Bowl” games, a post-season matchup played at Toledo from 1946-49. Toledo won that game, 20-14. The Wildcats were undefeated with an 8-0 record prior to the game and earned the Yankee Conference title that season.

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