With the fourth week of the college football season in the books, it’s time unveil this week’s Division 1, 2 and 3 teams of the week.
Division 1: Harvard University – In their first trip to the west coast since 1949, the Crimson commenced their season with an impressive 42-20 victory against San Diego.
Quarterback Conner Hempel, who made his first-career start, tossed four touchdowns, two of them to Andrew Fischer (six catches, 71 yards). Paul Stanton led the Crimson ground attack with 64 yards on six carries and one touchdown, while Seitu Smith hauled in four catches for 89 yards.
Norman Hayes led the defense with 12 tackles (four solo), as well as registered one-and-a-half tackles for a loss and one interception.
Division 2: Stonehill College – The Skyhawks posted 41 points in a wild Northeast-10 Conference showdown Friday evening against Assumption College to earn their second win of the season, as well as their second conference victory, too.
Logan Meyer accounted for six touchdowns (five through the air, one on the ground), while Nate Robitaille hauled in a career-best 13 catches for 190 yards and two touchdowns.
Defensively, Brian Harrington matched his career-best 16 tackles (eight solo), which included one tackle for a loss. Stonehill’s defense recorded two sacks, two interceptions and a forced fumble.
Division 3: Springfield College – Against Mount Ida, the Pride’s defense recorded seven sacks, forced three turnovers and got a defensive score to push Springfield’s overall mark to 3-0. The win was also their second straight shutout of the season.
Quarterback Jonathan Marrero tossed one touchdown and rushed for three more on 14 carries, as he finished the contest with 150 yards on the ground.
According to the Pride’s website, Springfield has now outscored its last two opponents, 77-0. Also, Springfield hadn’t recorded back-to-back shutouts since their 1957 season when they blanked American International and Rhode Island.