New Hampshire Football Report

Pitt has its way with UNH

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Freshman safety Noah Palm collected 15 tackles in his first career start, but that was one of the few highlights for the University of New Hampshire in a 77-7 loss to the University of Pittsburgh on Saturday afternoon in front of a crowd of 41,048 at Heinz Field.

The No. 21 Wildcats dropped their first game of the season and fell to 3-1. Pittsburgh, an FBS school that plays in the ACC, improved to 3-1. The Panthers, after going on the road to knock off Tennessee in their second game, had been upset at home by Western Michigan last week.

Junior, Carlos Washington Jr.  led UNH with nine carries for 91 yards, including a 70-yard run late in the first quarter that set up the team’s only touchdown. Junior Sean Coyne caught a 4-yard pass from sophomore quarterback Bret Edwards for the score, which came on the first play of the second period.

Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett, who passed on the NFL draft to return to school, completed 24 of his 28 passes for 403 yards and five touchdowns and ran for another. Pickett played through the first series of the second half. He passed for six TDs against Western Michigan and now has 15 touchdowns with one interception for the season.

Three of Pickett’s touchdown passes were to sophomore Jordan Addison, who had six catches for 179 yards.

The speedy Panthers had a school record 707 yards of total offense and held UNH to 160 yards of offense.

Palm had seven solo tackles among his 15 total. Redshirt freshman safety Noah Stansbury and sophomore linebacker Bryce Shaw each had 10 tackles.


  • Senior defensive tackle Elijah Lewis and junior defensive end Gunner Gibson each sacked Pickett once.
  • Edwards completed nine of his 20 passes for 42 yards and the score. He threw his first interception of the year and it was returned for a TD. Edwards has eight touchdown passes.
  • Sophomore receiver Griffin Helm caught a pair of passes for 24 yards.
  • Redshirt freshman Aidan Cadogan averaged 42.1 yards on his seven punts.
  • Dylan Laube returned four kickoffs for 71 yards.
  • UNH had two turnovers: the interception and a lost fumble.Pittsburgh did not have a turnover.


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