UNH wins, Knight hurt

Only eight college football teams remain in the FCS playoffs, and the University of New Hampshire is one of them.

Saturday, thanks to last week’s 21-15 stunner at Central Arkansas, UNH heads to South Dakota State in the FCS quarterfinals. Now, the question is whether the Wildcats will have their quarterback.

Amherst’s Trevor Knight, the New England Golden Helmet Award winner for 2017, left the Central Arkansas game in the second quarter with a concussion.

“Trevor is feeling much better,” UNH coach Sean McDonnell said on Monday. “We won’t know until Thursday or Friday whether he will be available for us this week.”

Knight was on his game early Saturday, going into a hostile environment and hitting 8 of 14 passes for 47 yards, including a 10-yard TD to Evan Gray.

“We knew we were going into a tremendously unique environment, against a very talented team on both sides of the ball,” said McDonnell, whose team had to face a Southland Conference champ riding a 10-game win streak in front of 6,243 very vocal, very hostile fans.

Christian Lupoli replaced Knight, and he’s expected to go if the former Nashua South star can’t.

“All the stuff that Trevor does,” we’ll run the same offense,” said McDonnell of Knight’s replacement. The kids have confidence in him. The coaches have confidence in him.”

Hopefully, Knight will recover and be ready.