Mass. College Football: Saturday’s D1Highlights

By NoontimeSports.com 

All four Division 1 football teams competed yesterday and below are a few highlights from each game.

* Boston College’s Andre Williams carried the Eagles past Virginia Tech, 34-27, thanks to 166 yards on 33 carries and two scores. Quarterback Chase Rettig completed 11-of-14 passes for 93 yards and rushed for 20 yards on two carries.

Virginia Tech turned the ball over four times, while Boston College did not record a single turnover.

With the win, the Eagles improve to 4-4 overall and 2-3 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

* Harvard returned to the win column with a 24-21 victory over Dartmouth College. Paul Stanton Jr. led all rushers with 146 yards on 26 carries, while quarterback Conner Hempel amassed 205 yards of total offense. Hempel completed 18-of-27 passes for 135 yards, while wide receiver Ricky Zorn tossed a 32-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter, which provided the hosts with a seven-point advantage.

Andrew Flesher kicked the game-winning field goal with 48 seconds remaining in regulation, which pushed Harvard’s overall mark to 6-1. The Crimson is now 3-1 in the Ivy League.

* Brendon Levengood kicked two field goals in the first quarter, one which provided UMass with an early lead, but that wasn’t enough to hold off Northern Illinois, who defeated the Minutemen at Gillette Stadium, 63-19.

Lorenzo Woodley led rushers with 163 yards on 38 carries. He also rushed for one touchdown in the second quarter.

With the loss, UMass falls to 1-8 overall and 1-4 in the Mid-American Conference.

* Trailing Holy Cross, 23-7, Fordham stormed back with four straight touchdowns, including two in the fourth quarter as the Rams defeated the Crusaders, 32-30.

Holy Cross quarterback Peter Pujals completed 23-of-38 passes for 238 yards and three touchdowns, as well as rushed 88 yards on 18 carries and one touchdown. Mike Fess led the Crusaders in receptions with seven grabs for 94 yards and one touchdown.

The loss drops the Crusaders to 3-7 overall and 1-2 in Patriot League play.

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