Goldrich to be New Hampshire's starting QB

In a hotly contested competition for the starting quarterback position at the University of New Hampshire, redshirt freshman Sean Goldrich is a surprise winner.

Goldrich, from West Haven, Conn., has battled Georgetown transfer James Brady and redshirt sophomore Andy Vailas, last year's backups to CAA Football Offensive Player of the Year Kevin Decker, during preseason camp.

The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Goldrich completed 10-of-15 passes for 147 yards and one touchdown in UNH's Blue-White Game in May. He also rushed for 61 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries.

Goldrich had a 25-4 record as a starting quarterback at Notre Dame High School in West Haven, leading a state championship squad as a junior in 2009.

New Hampshire, whose eight straight FCS playoff appearances is the nation's longest current streak, will open its season next Thursday at Holy Cross.