#27 New Hampshire FCS Football 2020 Preview

New Hampshire Wildcats
Overall Rank: #27
#6 CAA
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New Hampshire went through a tough 2019 season as they went 6-5 and were not able to find a way to duplicate their home success on the road. They were 5-0 at Wildcat Stadium and managed to win just one game away from home. Ricky Santos did a solid job as the interim head coach in place of Sean McDonnell who missed the 2019 season due to a medical leave of absence. The Wildcats were a strong defensive football that kept them in most games. In order for this team to get back to the FCS playoffs they will need to be more dynamic on offense. As for the 2020 season, it was postponed for and hopefully the CAA will complete the 2020 season in the spring of 2021.
2019 Record: 6-5, 5-3
2019 Postseason: None
Coach: Sean McDonnell (154-95 at New Hampshire, 154-95 overall)
Offensive Coordinator: Michael Ferzoco and Alex Miller
Defensive Coordinator: John Lyons
Returning Leaders:
Rushing: Carlos Washington Jr., RB, 601 yards
Passing:  Max Brosmer, QB, 1,967 yards
Receiving: Dylan Laube, RB, 412 yards
Tackles: Evan Horn, S, 70
Sacks: Niko Kvietkus, DT, 5.5
Interceptions: Evan Horn, S, 4
Other Key Returnees: WR Brian Espanet, S Pop Bush, LB Oleh Manzyk, DT Elijah Lewis, K/P Jason Hughes, S Max Oxendine, WR Griffin Helm, OL Patrick Flynn, OL Matt Mascia
Key Losses: LB Cameron Brusko, WR Malik Love, TE Justin Malone-Woods, OL Jack Carroll, OL Jeff Carter
Projected Postseason: None
2019 Team Stats:
Rushing Offense: 142.4 (72nd in nation, 7th in conference)
Passing Offense: 194.5 (84, 10)
Total Offense: 336.9 (95, 11)
Scoring Offense: 20.2 (100, 11)
Rushing Defense:  139.1 (34, 3)
Pass Defense:  213.8 (58, 6)
Total Defense: 352.9 (32, 2)
Scoring Defense: 20.1 (11, 2)
Turnover Margin: -0.09 (68, 9)
Sacks: 2.73 (22, 2)
Sacks Allowed: 1.73 (37, 3)
Madness 2020 Recruit Rankings:
#66 Addison Darcy
#177 Neil Politano
#215 Max Tillett