By Matt Noonan
Framingham State University senior quarterback Matt Silva was the recipient of this week’s New England Football Writer’s Gold Helmet Award for Division II/III players. This is the third time Silva has earned this honor.
In his team’s second contest of the season, Silva set a single-game record for completions (43), attempts (59) and passing yards (510) in the Rams 61-49 setback to SUNY Cortland. Additionally, he tossed five touchdowns for the second consecutive week and rushed for 44 yards on 11 carries and one score.
Through two games this season, Silva has recorded 10 touchdown passes, 771 passing yards and 64 yards on the ground with one score. He leads the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) in yards per game (385.5) and touchdowns (10).
Framingham State opens conference play on Saturday, September 19 when they host Fitchburg State University, winners of its first two games.
“(We’re) onto Fitchburg State,” Framingham State head coach Tom Kelley said at yesterday’s New England Football Writer’s luncheon at Harvard University. “They’re (an) athletic and fast team.”