New Hampshire to play home-and-home series with NC Central, Holy Cross

By Kevin Kelley -

The New Hampshire Wildcats will play home-and-home football series with the North Carolina Central Eagles and the Holy Cross Crusaders, FBSchedules.com has learned.

New Hampshire is scheduled to play North Carolina Central this season as part of their 2022 football schedule, which was announced in March. That contest is part of home-and-home series, according to the copy of the contract obtained from the University of New Hampshire via a state public records request.

The Wildcats are scheduled to host North Carolina Central this season on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 at Wildcat Stadium in Durham, N.H. The series will conclude three seasons later at O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium in Durham, N.C., on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2025, according to the copy of the contract.

The 2022 New Hampshire-NC Central contest will mark the first-ever meeting between the two schools on the gridiron.

New Hampshire will open a home-and-home series with Holy Cross on the road at Fitton Field in Worcester, Mass., on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2024. The series will shift to Wildcat Stadium the following season on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2025, per the contract copy.

New Hampshire currently leads the overall series with Holy Cross, 9-8. In their most recent matchup in 2019, the Crusaders defeated the Wildcats 13-10.

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Regional & cultural closeness along with Interconference King of the Hill Rights come with this one.

I watched Holy Cross Crusaders play through the 1st & 2nd Rounds of the Championship Playoffs in 2021.