New Hampshire Rolls Past Colgate
Durham, n.h. — Andy Vailas and Nico Steriti each accounted for two touchdowns as New Hampshire used a dominant first half to rout Colgate 53-23.
New Hampshire (1-1) raced to a 19-0 first-quarter lead behind two touchdown passes from Vailas to Harold Spears. A 50-yard touchdown pass from Sean Goldrich to R.J. Harris later gave the Wildcats 26 first-quarter points.
Steriti then ran for two scores—one of which was a 56-yarder — to give New Hampshire a 40-6 halftime lead.
In addition to giving up 551 yards of total offense, Colgate (0-3) struggled offensively, as well. The Raiders finished with only 46 passing yards as Dylan Finelli completed just five of his 18 pass attempts and threw two interceptions.
New Hampshire’s 53 points were its most since last September, when the Wildcats put up 61 points in a loss to Old Dominion.
Demetrius Russell finished with 144 yards rushing for the Raiders.
USC 35, Boston College 7
Los Angeles — Cody Kessler passed for 237 yards and two touchdowns, Tre Madden became the first Southern California player to open a season with three straight 100-yard rushing games in 32 years and the Trojans bounced back from an embarrassing loss to Pac-12 doormat Washington State to beat Boston College.
The Trojans (2-1) rolled up 521 yards in total offense while holding the Eagles (2-1) to just 184 yards.
Endicott 43, Castleton 7
Castleton, Vt. — The Castleton offense led after the opening 15 minutes, but Endicott (1-1) came back with 43 unanswered points through the final three quarters on the way to a victory over the Spartans (1-1).
Freshman Tyler Higley, filling in for the suspended George Busharis, saw the most time behind center for Castleton, going 12-for-25 for 166 yards and one touchdown while also throwing a pair of interceptions.
St. Lawrence 14, Norwich 3
Northfield, Vt. — Saint Lawrence (2-0) bested Norwich (0-2) at the grand re-opening of Sabine Field.
The game marked a new era for the Cadets, who now call an artificial-turf surface home after playing the last 90 seasons onatural grass. The field underwent a 10-month, $6 million renovation to upgrade the facility to include stadium lighting, a new scoreboard, and a renovated grandstand.
The Norwich defense saw a team-high seven tackles from Luis Delgado, who also had an interception.
Plymouth St. 37, Mt. Ida 20
Newton, Mass. — Tailback Andrew Foglia erupted for 220 total yards, including 199 on the ground, and four touchdowns to lead the Plymouth State (1-1) over Mount Ida (1-1).
Foglia carried the ball 26 times and also caught a 21-yard pass for a touchdown. Foglia accounted for the bulk of a Plymouth State running attack that rolled up 271 yards of the Panthers’ 299 yards of total offense.
Maine 35, Bryant 22
Orono, Maine — Marcus Wasilewski threw for four touchdowns and ran for another to lead Maine over Bryant. Maine ran its record to 3-0 for the first time since 2002.
Holy Cross 52
Central Conn. St. 21
New Britain, Conn. — Ryan Laughlin had a career-high four touchdowns and Holy Cross defeated Central Connecticut State.
Laughlin, who had his first start of the season in last week’s loss to Towson, was 7 of 14 for 103 yards and three touchdowns. Laughlin hit Mike Fess for a 14-yard touchdown to end the first half, giving Holy Cross (1-2) a 21-14 lead it never relinquished.
Laughlin, the third leading rusher on the team last season, also rushed for 64 yards on 15 carries and one touchdown, leading the Crusaders to 522 total yards.
Reggie Woods had 24 carries and a career-high 153 yards as the Crusaders tallied 419 rushing yards, their most since 1983.