October 12, 2009

TOM MANNING NAMED CAA SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK FOR TWO LATE FIELD GOALS MADE IN UPSET OVER VILLANOVA, 28-24

DURHAM, N.H.—Senior kicker Tom Manning (Rome, N.Y.) was named the Colonial Athletic Association’s Special Teams Player of the Week after kicking two late field goals to clinch the 28-24 upset victory over No. 2 Villanova on Oct. 10.

Manning was true on a 27-yarder in the first quarter then connected on a 35-yarder which proved to be the game-winner in the fourth.  Following a Villanova turnover with just over five minutes left to play, Manning put New Hampshire in front by four with a 22-yard field goal.

Manning and the ‘Cats will return to action on Oct. 17 at No. 12 Massachusetts. Game time is at 3:30 p.m. and the contest can be seen live on Comcast Sportsnet New England.

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