Mass. College Football: Week Three Teams Of The Week


With the third week of the college football season in the books, it’s time to unveil this week’s Division 1, 2 and 3 Teams of the Week.

Division 1: Holy Cross – After dropping back-to-back games to start the season, the Crusaders picked up an impressive road victory on Saturday against Central Connecticut. Halfback Reggie Woods rushed for a career-high 153 yards on 24 carries, while quarterback Ryan Laughlin tossed three touchdowns.

Defensively, Kyle Young led the Crusaders with 10 tackles (five solo), while Tyler Zeoli finished with seven tackles (four solo), two tackles for a loss and one sack.

The Crusaders will be in Worcester this weekend as they host Monmouth Saturday, September 21 at 6 p.m.

Division 2: Assumption College – The Hounds snapped a seven-game skid against Bentley University on Friday evening with a 20-14 win in Waltham.

“I thought they did a great job staying poised, believing in one another and being able to come out here and make the game end the way they felt like it should have ended,” first-year head coach Bob Chesney said in the athletic department’s postgame video. “They really did believe in one another.”

Assumption’s defense finished with four pass breakups, two forced fumbles, two interceptions and two sacks.

Quarterback Bobby Jordan tossed two touchdowns and Matt Pedone rushed for 71 yards on 15 carries.

The Hounds, who’re 1-1 overall and 1-0 in Northeast-10 Conference play, will host Stonehill on Friday, September 20 at 7 p.m.

Division 3: MIT – The Engineers improved to 4-0 all-time against Becker College on Saturday with a 34-0 win.

Quarterback Peter Williams, who was named this week’s NEFC Offensive Player of the Week, tossed two touchdowns and rushed for one, while Justin Wallace rushed for 109 yards on 22 carries and a touchdown.

On defense, Jake Laux, who was named this week’s NEFC Defensive Player of the Week, recorded a game-high 12 tackles (10 solo) and one forced fumble.

MIT will have a week off before they travel to Salve Regina on Saturday, September 28.

The Engineers are currently 2-0 and off to their best start under head coach Chad Martinovich.

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