Four turnovers derailed Central Connecticut’s hopes for a triumphant FCS Playoffs debut at New Hampshire.
Despite missing its starting quarterback, and eventually losing its backup to injury during the game, CCSU hung tough against the perennial playoff participant. The Blue Devils’ defense limited the Wildcats to only 1.6 yards per rush over 37 attempts.
We’ve used tweets to recap the action…
I love you @CCSUfootball, that was the best season you could’ve ever asked for. We made history!!!
— KATIE MAC ツ (@katiemac03) November 25, 2017
It was a defensive battle, but @UNH_Football is the team advancing to round 2!
— HERO Sports FCS (@HEROSportsFCS) November 25, 2017
It was a hard fought battle but QB being knocked out, fumble lost next series, pass interference call on 4th & 6 to give a UNH the ball at the 2. CCSU balled out with what they had! Great game guys! Great season @CCSUfootball
— Coach Milledge (@FocusMilledge) November 25, 2017
TD gives UNH a two-score lead with 1:04 left. Looks like a magical CCSU season is coming to an end
— Tyler Roaix (@TylerRoaix) November 25, 2017
Quarterback Tanner Kingsley is out for #CCSU with a right shoulder injury. RB Drew Jean-Guillaume throws an interception to #NewHampshire‘s Isiah Perkins at the Wildcats’ 18. There is now 10:04 remaining. #FCSPlayoffs
— David Glovach (@DavidGlovach) November 25, 2017
Couple big plays by LB Quinlen Dean pushes CCSU back to 47-yard FG try — no good … UNH lead still 7-0 with 11:58 to go
— Mike Zhe (@MikeZhe603) November 25, 2017
Kingsley’s Hail Mary try with 5 seconds left before half from the UNH 31 is batted down by a Wildcats defender. CCSU had a few good first-half drives but could not finish them.
— Alex Hall (@AlexKHall) November 25, 2017
Talk about great timing! UNH’s Kuehl gets his first INT of the season with CCSU driving
— FCS Football (@NCAA_FCS) November 25, 2017
— CCSU Blue Devils (@CCSUBlueDevils) November 25, 2017