Just three conferences were in action yesterday, along with Springfield College and WPI of the Liberty League. Bates College and Middlebury College highlighted the sixth week of the college football season, earning wins over Williams College and Amherst College, respectively.
Additionally, Tufts University and Wesleyan University each earned important New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) wins, while Trinity College picked-up its third consecutive win of the season.
- Bates’ Frank Williams enjoyed a career day, tallying career-highs in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns as the Bobcats claimed their initial win of the season, defeating Williams, 29-17.
- Following the Bobcats’ initial win of the season, their Twitter handle (@Bates_Football) posted a video of the team singing their ‘fight song.’
Let’s try this again with sound! Bates fight song, so sweet after victory! pic.twitter.com/iTytCqkBbn
— Bates Football (@Bates_Football) October 8, 2016
- Don’t sleep on the Middlebury Panthers as they snapped Amherst’s 21-game winning streak, thanks to a fourth quarter field goal by Carter Massengill.
- Cory Brandon recorded his first-career 200 yard passing game as Husson University picked-up its second-straight Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) win, defeating Gallaudet University, 50-16.
- Norwich University quarterback Philippe Bazinet ‘was able to net a career-best 106 rushing yards’ in the Cadets’ initial ECFC win of the season against Becker College.
- Darren Callan set a Castleton single-game record for total tackles with 21 as the Spartans defeated Mount Ida College on the road by a score of 26-14.
- An onside kick recovery late in the fourth quarter helped the Framingham State University Rams prevail against Westfield State University, 30-28.
- For the second consecutive week, the Wesleyan offense gained over 500 yards as the Cardinals defeated Colby College, 37-6. Devon Carrillo scored three touchdowns in the win.
- Tufts quarterback Ryan McDonald rushed for a pair of scores, while losing one touchdown – he also finished yesterday’s contest a perfect 9-for-9 for 92 yards passing – as the Jumbos improved to 3-0 overall with a 41-21 win over Bowdoin College.