Jack Maguire completed 14 of 28 passes for 209 yards and two touchdowns while Joey Mauriello rushed for a game-high 195 yards and one score as Salve Regina University hung on to defeat MIT, 21-16, in their home opener in Newport, Rhode Island.
Mauriello’s lone touchdown with 2:58 remaining in the fourth quarter provided the Seahawks with a 12 point (21-9) advantage, which would be reduced to five points during the final minute when Chris Mauck connected with Keithen Shepard for a 13-yard touchdown.
MIT was unable to recover the onside kick on the ensuing possession — Salve’s Jack Maguire would drain the clock with back-to-back kneel-downs.
Mauck finished with one touchdown — he also completed 14 of 30 passes or 168 yards while Jay Theriault led the Engineers rushing attack with 57 yards on 13 carries.
MIT led Salve Regina, 9-7, after two frames, but saw their lead disappear early in the fourth quarter when Jack Maguire capped a seven-play, 69-yard drive with an eight-yard toss to Max DeVito, which provided the Seahawks with the lead for good.
Abe Ruelas Villasenor capped an exciting comeback by the University of New England football team with a game-winning 39-yard field goal in overtime to provide the Nor’easters with a 23-20 road victory at Bridgewater State.
Jaymeson Maheux and Matthew Harkins each rushed for a one-yard score in the fourth quarter, which sent the game to a fifth session.
James Cahoon and the Bears of Bridgewater led UNE, 20-6, at the break, thanks to a pair of second-quarter touchdown strikes to Kyle Torres and Ryan Verria.
Cam Mann recorded the Nor’easter’s lone touchdown in the first half when he capped a nine-play, 80-yard drive with a 14-yard score with 9:27 remaining in the second quarter.
Nichols College also rallied to score its second win of the 2021 season as they erased a 20-7 deficit at the break to secure a hard-fought 27-23 win over Anna Maria College.
Quarterback Logan Sawyer concluded the game 19 of 36 for 213 yards and three touchdowns. Sawyer’s final touchdown strike — a 22-yard pass to Terrance Harris — capped a 20-3 second-half comeback.
Anna Maria’s Alex Cohen concluded the non-conference tilt with 306 yards of total offense, including 270 yards through the air.
Also this afternoon, UMass Dartmouth topped Dean College, 48-29, while Springfield College secured its first win of the 2021 season by defeating Rowan University by a score of 46-24.