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Quiet day for offense at UNH football’s Blue-White spring scrimmage

  • UNH quarterback Trevor Knight (18) hands off to Evan Gray (22) during the Blue-White Spring Game at the University of New Hampshire in Durham on Saturday, April 29, 2017. White defeated Blue, 23-3. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

  • UNH's Jackson Housman (42) plows forward during the Blue-White Spring Game at the University of New Hampshire in Durham on Saturday, April 29, 2017. White defeated Blue, 23-3. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

  • UNH quarterback Will Pollard (9) looks for a passing opportunity during the Blue-White Spring Game at the University of New Hampshire in Durham on Saturday, April 29, 2017. White defeated Blue, 23-3. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

  • UNH's Evan Gray (22) is taken down during the Blue-White Spring Game at the University of New Hampshire in Durham on Saturday, April 29, 2017. White defeated Blue, 23-3. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

  • UNH quarterback Ivan Niyomugabo (12) looks for an open teammate during the Blue-White Spring Game at the University of New Hampshire in Durham on Saturday, April 29, 2017. White defeated Blue, 23-3. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

  • UNH's Isiah Perkins (9) is taken down during the Blue-White Spring Game at the University of New Hampshire in Durham on Saturday, April 29, 2017. White defeated Blue, 23-3. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

  • UNH quarterback Christian Lupoli (5) weaves through defenders during the Blue-White Spring Game at the University of New Hampshire in Durham on Saturday, April 29, 2017. White defeated Blue, 23-3. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

  • UNH's Joey Carroll (86) makes the catch before being take down by Rick Ellison (16) during the Blue-White Spring Game at the University of New Hampshire in Durham on Saturday, April 29, 2017. White defeated Blue, 23-3. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

  • UNH quarterback Trevor Knight (18) weaves through the pack during the Blue-White Spring Game at the University of New Hampshire in Durham on Saturday, April 29, 2017. White defeated Blue, 23-3. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

  • UNH's Mitch McPike (27) takes a practice kick before the start of the Blue-White Spring Game at the University of New Hampshire in Durham on Saturday, April 29, 2017. White defeated Blue, 23-3. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

  • UNH quarterback Ivan Niyomugabo (12) throws the ball during the Blue-White Spring Game at the University of New Hampshire in Durham on Saturday, April 29, 2017. White defeated Blue, 23-3. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

  • LEFT: UNH redshirt freshman, running back DeUnte Chatman(42) plows forward during the Blue-White Spring Game at the University of New Hampshire in Durham on Saturday. White defeated Blue, 23-3. ELIZABETH FRANTZ photos / Monitor staff



UNH Athletics
Sunday, April 30, 2017

DURHAM – Sophomore Malik Love and redshirt freshman Nick Lorden of Milford each caught a touchdown pass to lead the University of New Hampshire offense in the Blue-White game in Wildcat Stadium on Saturday that wrapped up spring football for the Wildcats.

Lorden scored on a 7-yard strike from redshirt freshman Christian Lupoli and Love collected his score on a 6-yard throw from sophomore Ivan Niyomugabo of Penacook. Lupoli completed nine of his 13 passes for 96 yards. Niyomugabo completed five of his nine passes for 22 yards and had one pass intercepted.

The two scoring passes were the only TDs allowed by the UNH defense.

Junior starting quarterback Trevor Knight completed eight of his 14 passes for 86 yards.

Highlights

Senior safety D’Andre Drummond-Mayrie had the only turnover of the game with an interception.

Sophomore Evan Gray led all rushers with 10 carries for 65 yards.

Love had five catches for 30 yards.

Junior Neil O’Connor had four catches for 62 yards.

Lorden had two catches for 30 yards.

Junior wide receiver Michael Hershman had three catches for 31 yards.

Sophomore safety Dean Adams had 5.5 tackles.

Redshirt freshman defensive end Brian Carter had five tackles.

Carter, redshirt freshman linebacker Steven Harper and sophomore safety Michael Balsamo of Atkinson each had a quarterback sack.

Senior Morgan Ellman kicked a 32-yard field goal.

Redshirt freshman Mitch McPike kicked a 34-yard field goal.

Junior Hayden Middleton of Dover kicked a 29-yard field goal.

Ellman kicked a pair of 42-yard field goals that were not part of play but ended the scrimmage.

Walker Award

Senior safety Nick Marino of Hudson received the Todd Walker Teammate Award in a ceremony that included Walker’s parents – Pam and Mark - Saturday morning and wore Walker’s No. 80 during the game.

Walker was a Wildcat wide receiver who died on March 18, 2011, in Boulder, Colo., when he stepped in front of gunman during an attempted robbery to save the life of a woman he was walking home.

Marino was recognized for his selflessness and dedication as the ideal teammate.

Most improved

UNH Head Coach Sean McDonnell handed out awards to the most improved players during the spring. Recipients included quarterback Will Pollard (Intervale), running back Jerickson Fedrick (Salem), tight end John DiCaro (Dallas, Texas), offensive lineman Jeff Carter (Jericho, Vt.), wide receiver Nick Lorden (Milford), defensive tackle Rick Holt (Portsmouth), defensive end Mike Boryeskne (Sparta, N.J.), cornerback Isiah Perkins (Williamstown, N.J.). linebacker Jared Kuehl (Plymouth), Safety Geno Miller (Fort Washington, Md.), kicker Max Pedinoff (Newtown, Pa.). The Bob O’Keefe Strongman Award went to Trevon Bryant of St. Augustine, Fla.