The eighth week of the college football season commenced on a rainy Friday evening with two games. Here are highlights from both contests.
MIT 20, Salve Regina 19: Trailing the Seahawks by five points with 1:20 remaining, the Engineers drove 33 yards on six plays to score the game-winning touchdown on a five-yard run by Justin Wallace. MIT’s offense produced 201 yards of rushing and 121 yards of passing, which helped them hand the number one team in New England their first loss of the season. Wallace finished the contest with 108 yards on 25 carries, while quarterbacks Peter Williams and John Wenzel combined for two touchdown passes.
Assumption 44, Southern Conn. 0: Quarterback Bobby Jordan scored two of his team’s three first quarter touchdowns en route to a blowout win in Connecticut. Uly Gibson led all rushers with 110 yards on 18 carries, while Mike Stuppiello finished the game with two sacks, three tackles for a loss and one forced fumble.