By Matt Noonan
MIT and Salve Regina commenced the eighth week of the college football season with victories and below are their game summaries.
Salve Regina 43, Curry 10: The Seahawks soared to a two score lead and never looked back as they defeated the Colonels and extended their current winning streak to four games. Curry’s Kevin Fruwirth completed 22-of-43 passes for 268 yards, while Jordan Shairs rushed eight times for 44 yards and hauled in five catches for 57 yards.
Salve Regina’s Steven Wilken completed 14-of-27 passes for 215 yards and two touchdowns, while Richie Edwards tallied 108 yards on the ground. Jiyon Ruffin led the visitors on defense with 10 total tackles, seven solo stops, which included two-and-a-half tackles for a loss of eight yards.
Salve Regina improves to 5-1 overall and 4-0 in the New England Football Conference (NEFC), while Curry falls to 2-4 and 2-2.
MIT 48, Nichols 0: Justin Wallace rushed for 167 yards and three touchdowns, while quarterback Peter Williams completed 18-of-23 passes for 207 yards and two touchdowns as the Engineers snapped their two-game losing streak and earned their first NEFC victory.
The Engineers, who concluded its first three drives with touchdowns finished the contest with a school record 563 total yards of offense.
Samuel Inman led all receivers with eight grabs for 86 yards, while teammate Seve Esparrago registered six catches for 81 yards and one score.
Nichols’ Devon Nelson led all defenders with 12 total tackles. Five of those tackles were solo stops. Orlando Vega finished with nine tackles, while Brian Camacho recorded six tackles, which included one tackles for a loss.
Jake Laux led MIT’s defense with nine total stops, three solo, one tackles for a loss and a forced fumble.
With the win, MIT improves to 3-2 overall and 1-2 in conference play, while Nichols falls to 1-5 and 0-4.