A Look Back At Ryan Day's Playing Days at University of New Hampshire, Including a Game-Winning Drive Against Dartmouth

By Kevin Harrish on May 7, 2020 at 1:06 pm
Ryan Day
University of New Hampshire

Before Ryan Day was a quarterback guru and one of college football's brightest offensive minds, he was slashing record books as Chip Kelly's signal-caller at the University of New Hampshire.

Day started for three years under Kelly, serving as the first-time offensive coordinator's guinea pig gunslinger as he developed his spread offense, and he laid waste to the school's record book, setting nine different records in his time including career completions (653), touchdown passes (53), completion percentage (59.9 percent) and total offense (8,492 yards).

Despite his legendary status, tape from Day's three-year bombing run through the Atlantic 10 Conference isn't exactly easy to find for the casual Internet searcher. Thankfully, UNH blessed us with some glorious throwback Thursday content, featuring Day murdering rival Dartmouth with an off-balance throw to the corner of the in the waning seconds to seal the victory.

J.T. Barrett, Dwayne Haskins and Justin Fields – bow down.

If you're now looking to waste your day away with vintage Ryan Day highlights – fear not! You can watch Day lead his Wildcats to 41 points in a 1999 overtime classic against South Florida.

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