Cowboy up! UNH will face McNeese State

Roger Brown

UNH logo.jpgThe University of New Hampshire has qualified for the NCAA playoffs for the sixth time in as many years.

The Wildcats (9-2) learned Sunday afternoon that they will play at McNeese State (9-2) in the first round of the FCS tournament. The game will be played Saturday at a time to be announced. 

UNH is one of four Colonial Athletic Association teams that qualified for the tournament, joining Richmond, William & Mary and Villanova.

McNeese State shared the Southland Conference title with Stephen F. Austin, a team that is also in the 16-team field. McNeese State is located in Lake Charles, La., and every player on its roster is from either Louisiana or Texas.

McNeese State's losses came against Tulane (42-32) and Stephen F. Austin (16-13).

Should UNH prevail, it would face either Villanova (10-1) or Holy Cross (9-2) in the second round. UNH handed Villanova its only loss during the regular season.

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