September 1, 2014
The Sports Network FCS Top-25 College Football Poll
|Team (First-place votes)||Record||Points||Previous Rank|
|1. North Dakota State Bison (93)||1-0||3,830||2|
|2. Eastern Washington Eagles (63)||2-0||3,804||1|
|3. Southeastern Louisiana Lions||1-0||3,553||3|
|4. Montana Grizzlies||0-1||3,064||5|
|5. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers||1-0||3,028||7|
|6. New Hampshire Wildcats||0-1||2,998||4|
|7. McNeese State Cowboys||0-0||2,661||8|
|8. Northern Iowa Panthers||0-1||2,634||9|
|9. Jacksonville State Gamecocks||0-1||2,580||6|
|10. Villanova Wildcats||0-1||2,488||12|
|11. Fordham Rams||1-0||2,423||11|
|12. South Dakota State Jackrabbits||0-1||2,242||10|
|13. Chattanooga Mocs||0-1||1,793||14|
|14. Tennessee State Tigers||1-0||1,701||15|
|15. Sam Houston State Bearkats||1-1||1,484||17|
|16. Eastern Illinois Panthers||0-1||1,402||16|
|17. Richmond Spiders||1-0||1,323||20|
|18. Bethune-Cookman Wildcats||1-0||1,109||22|
|19. Furman Paladins||1-0||1,004||21|
|20. Montana State Bobcats||0-1||965||18|
|21. William & Mary Tribe||0-1||945||19|
|22. Towson Tigers||0-1||829||13|
|23. Youngstown State Penguins||0-1||540||24|
|24. Maine Black Bears||1-0||469||25|
|25. Northern Arizona Lumberjacks||0-1||352||23|
|Others receiving votes: Southern Illinois 323, South Carolina State 176, Liberty 141, Central Arkansas 126, Central Connecticut State 107, Wofford 94, Princeton 64, Samford 62, Cal Poly 54, Delaware 44, Harvard 42, James Madison 37, Southern Utah 37, Charleston Southern 23, Gardner-Webb 19, Missouri State 15, Alcorn State 13, Sacred Heart 12, North Carolina A&T 12, Stephen F. Austin 11, Southern 10, Alabama State 9, Illinois State 9, Eastern Kentucky 8, Lehigh 7, Southeast Missouri State 7, Western Illinois 6, Duquesne 3, Bryant 2, Norfolk State 2, San Diego 1, Sacramento State 1, Indiana State 1, Murray State 1.|
August 31, 2014
|NHIAA WEEK 1 SCHEDULE|
|WINNACUNNET AT DOVER|
|EXETER AT CENTRAL|
|PORTSMOUTH AT SPAULDING|
|BEDFORD AT MEMORIAL|
|GOFFSTOWN AT CONCORD|
|BISHOP GUERTIN AT LONDONDERRY|
|KEENE AT MERRIMACK|
|ALVIRNE AT PINKERTON|
|NASHUA SOUTH AT SALEM|
|NASHUA NORTH AT TIMBERLANE|
|KENNETT AT MERRIMACK VALLEY|
|PEMBROKE AT KEARSARGE|
|LACONIA AT LEBANON|
|CONVAL AT PELHAM|
|SOUHEGAN AT MONADNOCK|
|WEST AT TRINITY|
|MILFORD AT JOHN STARK|
|WINDHAM AT HOLLIS/BROOKLINE|
|SANBORN AT ST. THOMAS|
August 30, 2014
Austin Homsey scores two TDs, one of which came on a 78-yard kickoff return.
Running back Connor Bourque rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown on seven carries. He also caught a 16-yard TD pass.
August 29, 2014
COLLEGE CAPSULE PREVIEW
UNH vs. Toledo
When and where: Saturday (7 p.m.) at The Glass Bowl, Toledo, Ohio
Team records: This is the 2014 opener for each school.
Noteworthy: UNH, which returned 16 starters from a team that reached the FCS semifinals last season, will be trying to end a four-game losing streak against FBS opponents. That includes a 58-22 loss at Toledo in 2011. ...Toledo was the preseason pick to win the Mid-American Conference's West Division. The Rockets went 7-5 overall and 5-3 in the MAC last season, and returned 19 starters from that team. The returnees include 6-foot-4 wide receiver Alonzo Russell and placekicker Jeremiah Detmer, the MAC Special Teams Player of the Year last season. ... Philip Ely, a transfer from the University of Alabama, has been named Toledo's starting quarterback. ... Toledo has a 20-2 record against FCS opponents. ... Toledo's Matt Campbell is one of the youngest head coaches in the country (34), Campell won three national championships as a player at Division III Mount Union. ... Toledo is a 7.5-point favorite. ... The game will be streamed on ESPN3. ... UNH coach Sean McDonnell said junior safety Hayden Knudson will miss tonight's game with a broken jaw. ... McDonnell also said junior safety Keith Parkinson (bruised leg) and sophomore running back Dalton Crossan (hamstring and achilles) are questionable.
UNION LEADER/WGIR/WMUR PRESEASON POWER POLL
1. Concord, 12-0
Crimson Tide owns the state's longest winning streak (14 games)
2. Pinkerton, 9-3
Astros will face No. 1 Concord in tonight's Queen City Jamboree.
3. Nashua South, 8-2
No Division I team has more returning starters than South.
4. Bedford, 7-2
The Bulldogs were the best non-playoff team in the state last season.
5. Exeter, 7-4
Blue Hawks have the look of a typcial Exeter team.
6. Bishop Guertin, 7-4
Looks like a strong year for football in Nashua.
7. Plymouth, 11-1
Chuck Lenahan is no longer steering the ship.
8. Windham, 8-2
Windham and Plymouth are the only non-Division I teams in the poll.
9. Keene, 8-3
Blackbirds always seem to be better than people think.
10 (tie). Manchester Central, 7-3; Portsmouth, 10-2
Central will face BG in tonight's Queen City Jamboree; Portsmouth has moved up from Division II.
Others receiving votes: Winnacunnet, Bow, Merrimack Valley, Londonderry.