Wildcats Destroy Rams
Durham, n.h. — Sean Goldrich completed two touchdown passes and added a rushing touchdown, in his first start of the season, to lead New Hampshire in a 59-19 win over Rhode Island on Saturday.
New Hampshire (2-3, 1-1 Colonial Athletic Association) led a close contest 14-12 midway through the second quarter, but the Wildcats proceeded to score 38 unanswered points and pulled away.
The Rams (2-5, 1-3) were held scoreless in the third quarter and New Hampshire scored five second-half touchdowns, including two defensive scoring plays. Steven Thames had an 11-yard interception return and Cam Shorey recovered a fumble for 44 yards.
Goldrich had 241 yards passing and rushed 14 times for 94 yards for New Hampshire. Nico Steriti added two rushing touchdowns and 150 yards.
South Florida 13, UConn 10
East Hartford, Conn. — Marvin Kloss hit two field goals, and Aaron Lynch returned a fumble 44 yards for a touchdown as South Florida (2-4) beat UConn (0-5).
UConn’s loss spoiled the debuts of interim coach T.J. Weist and freshman quarterback Tim Boyle.
UMass 17, Miami (Ohio) 10
Foxborough, Mass. — A.J. Doyle fired a 47-yard, third quarter touchdown pass to Rob Blanchflower to lift UMass (1-5, 1-1 MAC) to its first win of the season.
The victory matches the Minutemen’s total victories from last year, their first year as a Football Bowl Subdivision member and first under Charley Molnar. The RedHawks are 0-6, 0-2 MAC.
Holy Cross 51, Bucknell 27
Lewisburg, Pa. — Peter Pujals had 378 yards total offense, throwing for three touchdowns and rushing for three more as Holy Cross pounded Bucknell.
Pujals was 19 of 29 for 298 yards and also led the Crusaders (3-4, 1-0 Patriot) in rushing with 80 yards on 13 carries.
Gallaudet 30, Norwich 22
Washington — A 15-point fourth quarter wasn’t enough for Norwich (2-3, 1-1 ECFC) in a loss to Gallaudet (5-0, 2-0).
Norwich quarterback Keyen Foley totaled 130 passing yards with a touchdown as he completed 16 of 28 passes. He also ran for 45 yards and two touchdowns.
Middlebury 21, Williams 14
Middlebury, Vt. — Joey Zelkowitz scored on an 8-yard run with 4:03 remaining, giving Middlebury (3-1) a victory over Williams (0-4). The Panthers have won 12 of their last 14 games and six straight at home. The Ephs have opened at 0-4 for the first time in 65 years.
Mount Ida 37, Castleton 19
Castleton, Vt. — Melquan Pinkney ran for 129 yards rushing and two touchdowns as Mount Ida (2-3, 1-1 ECFC) defeated Castleton in a game that featured nine turnovers, five by Castleton (1-4, 0-2). Kevin Alberque caught seven passes for 114 yards for the Spartans.
Harvard 34, Cornell 24
Ithaca, n.y. — Backup quarterback Michael Pruneau threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, and undefeated Harvard beat Cornell.
Pruneau put the game out of reach in the fourth quarter with a 22-yard pass to Cameron Brate in the corner of the end zone, giving Harvard (4-0, 2-0) its eighth consecutive win over Cornell (1-3, 0-2).
Cornell had 457 total yards to Harvard’s 425, but the Big Red couldn’t contain Pruneau, who was 23 of 29 for 340 yards passing. Pruneau had a 3-yard scoring run in the first quarter, hit Tyler Hamblin on a 36-yard pass for a score in the third, and threw the game-clincher to Brate.
Lehigh 24, Columbia 10
New York — Brandon Bialkowski threw for 320 yards and three touchdowns to lead Lehigh over Columbia.
Two of Bialkowski’s touchdown passes were caught by Lee Kurfis, who finished with 14 receptions for 130 yards. His 14 catches tied the school’s single-game record.
Lehigh (5-1) took a 17-3 lead in the second quarter with a pair Bialkowski touchdown passes, the first being a 6-yarder to Tyler Coyle. A little over two minutes later Kurfis hauled in a 10-yarder for a score.
Marcorus Garrett finished with 27 carries for 150 yards, but the Lions (0-4) couldn’t get anything going in passing game, where they managed a total of just 71 yards.
Brown 41, Bryant 14
Smithfield, r.i. — Patrick Donnelly passed for 339 yards and four touchdowns to easily lead Brown past Bryant (3-3).
Brown (3-1) rolled up 505 yards in total offense and sacked Bryant’s Mike Westerhaus six times as the Bears shut out the Bulldogs after the first quarter.
Princeton 42, Lafayette 26
Princeton, n.j. — Quinn Epperly threw four touchdowns and rushed for another as Princeton used a strong second half to earn a victory over Lafayette (1-4).
Epperly found Des Smith with a 5-yard touchdown pass late in the third quarter to give the Tigers (3-1) a 35-26 lead and added a 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to help Princeton pull away.
William & Mary 27, Penn 14
Williamsburg, Pa. — Mikal Abdul-Saboor rushed for a game-high 100 yards and three touchdowns as William & Mary defeated Penn.
The Tribe (4-2) cruised to a 21-0 lead before Penn (2-2) launched a rally in the fourth quarter, scoring quickly on a pair of Billy Ragone TD passes to Ryan O’Malley and pulling to within a touchdown with nearly eight minutes to play.