Football Congratulated by Governor Hassan, N.H. State Senate

CONCORD, N.H. – New Hampshire governor Maggie Hassan and the N.H. State Senate each presented the University of New Hampshire football team with a commendation to congratulate the Wildcats on their successful 2013 season.


On Thursday, Gov. Hassan presented her commendation inside the Executive Council Chamber, and State Senator Lou D'Allesandro, a former UNH football player, congratulated head coach Sean McDonnell and members of the Wildcats in the N.H. State Senate chamber.

The 2013 Wildcats (10-5) qualified for the NCAA Division I FCS Championship tournament for the 10th straight season, which is the longest streak in the nation. UNH set school records by winning three playoff games in a single postseason and advancing to the D-I semifinals for the first time ever.

New Hampshire closed the season ranked fifth nationally, which matches the best year-end ranking in University history, and the 'Cats own the country's longest streak of consecutive weeks ranked (140), a stretch that dates back to Sept. 13, 2004.

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