New England D3 Football: Nichols, Mount Ida & Tufts Highlight Week 8 (LINKS)
The eighth week of the New England D3 Football season is in the books.
We saw some exciting outcomes yesterday, including a dramatic come-from-behind win by Mount Ida College, Nichols College claiming their initial win over Coast Guard Academy, Tufts University’s Chance Brady re-writing the record book and much more.
- An early 21-0 advantage helped the Bison of Nichols clinch their first-ever win over the Bears of Coast Guard Academy by a score of 24-14. The win provided Dale Olmsted his initial New England Football Conference (NEFC) victory as the program’s head coach.
- Nichols’ Coach Dale Olmsted was interviewed following his team’s exciting win over the Bears of Coast Guard (video courtesy Nichols College Athletics):
- Jack Sheehan and Travis O’Brien each rushed for one score during the final stanza to help Mount Ida rally to defeat Becker College, 23-19.
- Framingham State’s Quron Wright rushed for a season-high 175 yards and four touchdowns – his four scores were also a season-high – as the Rams defeated Plymouth State on the road by a score of 41-7.
- Brian Murtagh, Sam Malafronte and Derek Pacheco combined for 30 total tackles, two sacks and three-and-a-half tackles for a loss as WPI claimed the Transit Trophy with a 19-7 win over RPI.
- Following the WPI victory, defensive coordinator Dan Mulrooney tweeted the following:
— Dan Mulrooney (@Coach_Mul) October 22, 2016
- Chance Brady broke the Tufts football program’s career rushing touchdowns record, while reaching the end zone four times on Saturday as the Jumbos defeated Williams, 35-16. In addition to breaking the program’s rushing touchdown record, Brady also tied Tufts’ single-game record for touchdowns (four), which bumped his career mark to 25 scores.
- Courtesy Tufts Football Films, ‘Chance Brady Breaks Rushing Record’:
- Make it four-in-a-row for the Cardinals of Wesleyan as their defense shined on Saturday against Amherst College. The Cardinals registered five interceptions in their 20-0 victory.
- Following the Cardinals’ victory over the Purple and White, Wesleyan’s President Michael S. Roth congratulated the squad with a special ‘Homecoming’ tweet:
— Michael S Roth (@mroth78) October 22, 2016