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Mass. College Football: Camping With MIT Football

By Matt Noonan 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After capturing the program’s initial New England Football Conference (NEFC) crown last season, as well as advancing to the second round of the NCAA Division III Football Championship, the MIT football team has begun preparations for its upcoming season, which begins next Friday, September 4 against WPI.

The Engineers return a majority of its championship team, including a fast, athletic defense that maybe the best unit head coach Chad Martinovich has coached during his time in Cambridge.

MIT, however, will need to fill the voids of Peter WilliamsBrad Goldsberry and Justin Wallace, but luckily the Cardinal and Gray have depth at the quarterback and running back position, respectively.

Senior wide-out Seve Esparrago returns – he is very optimistic about the offensive unit (noted in the video above) – along with classmate Nathan Varady.

After the Engineers visit WPI in week one, they will travel to Becker College (Sat. Sept. 12) and RPI (Sept. 19) before competing in front of the home crowd on Saturday, September 26 against Maine Maritime Academy – MIT’s initial conference clash.

MIT was picked to capture the NEFC, garnering six first-place votes, while Western New England was picked to finish second – the Golden Bears collected a pair of first-place votes.

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Mass. College Football: Harvard Captures ‘The Game,’ MIT Wins First Postseason Contest

By Matt Noonan 

A late touchdown pass from Conner Hempel to Andrew Fischer sealed a 31-24 victory for Harvard University against Yale University on Saturday afternoon at Harvard Stadium in the 131st meeting between the Crimson and Bulldogs.

Trailing 7-3 in the third quarter, Harvard responded with three consecutive touchdowns to earn a 24-7 advantage. Paul Stanton Jr.’s one-yard scamper with 10:06 remaining in the session provided the hosts with their second lead of the afternoon.

Yale’s Tyler Varga jumpstarted a fourth quarter rally with a one-yard TD run with 12:35 remaining. Varga located Morgan Roberts roughly four minutes after his rushing score for an eight-yard touchdown pass before Kyle Cazzetta tied the game at 24-24 with a 33-yard field goal.

With less than a minute remaining, Harvard responded for the final time as Fischer hauled in the game-winning touchdown pass with 55 seconds remaining. Fischer led all receivers with eight receptions for 149 yards and two touchdowns.

Harvard finished their 2014 campaign 10-0 and Ivy League champions.

MIT 27, Husson 20 (OT): The perfect season remains intact as the Engineers’ defense denied a potential game-tying touchdown in overtime to secure their initial postseason victory in program history.

Quarterback Peter Williams completed 20 of 29 passes for 291 yards and two touchdowns, while Justin Wallace rushed for 144 yards and one score.

MIT trailed Husson, 14-10, in the third quarter, but Brad Goldsberry pushed the Engineers ahead, 17-14, with a six-yard touchdown reception with 3:54 remaining in the session.

The Eagles jumped ahead, 20-14, on a 14-yard touchdown reception from Joe Seccareccia to Cody Williams with 5:37 remaining. MIT evened the score at 20-20 with a 38-yard field goal by Tucker Cheyne, forcing an extra session.

In overtime, Williams hooked up with Seve Esparrago for a 13-yard touchdown strike, capping an 11-play, 49-yard drive. On the ensuing possession, Husson drove to the MIT nine-yard line, but came up short on a 4th-and-4 when Seccarecia’s pass fell incomplete.

MIT advances to the second round of the NCAA Div. III Tournament and will play Wesley College next Saturday, November 29.

Framingham State 42, RPI 36: Matthew Silva’s one-yard touchdown run in overtime proved to be the difference as the Rams defeated the Engineers in the ECAC North Atlantic Bowl.

Silva finished the afternoon completing 17 of 34 passes for 273 yards and four touchdowns. He also rushed for 16 yards on three carries.

Framingham State’s Kevin Donahue was named the game’s Most Outstanding Player after making a game-saving tackle in overtime that secure the win for the Rams.

Mass. College Football: 10 Games To Watch This Weekend

By NoontimeSports.com 

The 10th week of the college football season kicks-off this weekend and below are 10 Games to Watch.

Virginia Tech at Boston College (Saturday, 12 p.m.): The Eagles will look to bounce back their 34-10 loss to North Carolina last weekend. BC’s Steve Addazio won’t be making any quarterback changes, but expects Chase Rettig to have a good game.

Pace at Stonehill (Saturday, 12 p.m.): The “Comeback Kids” will entertain a winless Pace squad on Saturday. The Skyhawks have won three straight, including their exciting victory a few weeks ago against New Haven, and will look to conclude their “Senior Day” festivities with a victory.

Norwich at Mount Ida (Saturday, 12 p.m.): “Mustang City” has won three straight and currently resides in second place in the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) with three other teams. One of those teams happens to be the Cadets, a squad they defeated a year ago in Newton. A win against Norwich would keep Mount Ida’s conference championship hopes alive.

Merrimack at Assumption (Saturday, 1 p.m.): The Warriors will take their high-powered offense on the road this weekend to face an impressive Hounds unit that’s 5-3 overall. Merrimack quarterback Joe Clancy leads the Northeast-10 Conference (NE-10) with 38 touchdowns and 405.9 passing yards per game.

AIC at New Haven (Saturday, 1 p.m.): The Yellow Jackets will take their four-game winning streak on the road against a Chargers squad, which earned a 40-21 victory a week ago against Southern Connecticut. AIC, New Haven and Stonehill are tied for first in the NE-10, so this game is important for both units.

Mass. Maritime at Framingham State (Saturday, 1 p.m.): Are you ready for another edition of the Kelley Cup? The Buccaneers and Rams will meet for the second straight year in Framingham, and you can expect Massachusetts Maritime to have a chip on their shoulder, especially after losing in overtime a year ago.

Trinity at Amherst (Saturday, 1 p.m.): The Lord Jeffs returned to the win column last week by defeating Tufts in Medford, 17-7. This week, they’ll face a Trinity squad that’s coming off a three-point setback to Middlebury. Trinity enters the contest as the second best scoring offense in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), while Amherst checks in as the second best scoring defense.

So. Connecticut at Bentley (Saturday, 2 p.m.): The Falcons will look to snap its two-game skid on “Senior Day” against a quality Owls unit. As always, keep an eye on wide receiver Jeff Hill and quarterback Danny Guadagnoli.

Dartmouth at Harvard (Saturday, 5 p.m.): Coming off a triple-overtime loss to Princeton, the Crimson will look to rebound against a quality Big Green opponent. As usual, keep an eye on sophomore halfback Paul Stanton Jr., who rushed for two scores last weekend.

Endicott at MIT (Saturday, 5 p.m.): After earning an impressive win on the road last weekend at Western New England, MIT will look to continue their momentum against a talented Gulls squad, which hasn’t lost a contest since September 21 against Kean. Endicott’s defense has done its job over the past two weeks against Coast Guard and Nichols, but will definitely need to pressure quarterback Peter Williams, as well as stop the halfback duo of Justin Wallace and Brad Goldsberry.

Mass. College Football: Catching Up With MIT Football (VIDEO)

By NoontimeSports.com 

CAMBRIDGE, MA – On Tuesday evening, Noontime Sports made the trek to MIT to not only catch up with the Engineers football team, but also find out how they were able to defeat Salve Regina.

Last Friday, the Engineers upset the top squad in New England with a 20-19 victory in the rain. Justin Wallace scored the game-winning score on a five-yard touchdown run before Jake Laux sealed the victory with an interception on the ensuing possession.

MIT is 4-3 overall and 3-2 in the New England Football Conference, and will return to the gridiron on Saturday when they travel to Nichols College for a 2:30PM kickoff.

Mass. College Football: Week 8 Honor Roll

Joe Clancy’s seven touchdowns against Saint Anselm helped Merrimack College earn an 81-35 victory! (Photo Credit: Matt Noonan for NoontimeSports.com)

By NoontimeSports.com 

The eighth week of the college football season concluded on Saturday. And before we move onto week nine, let’s unveil this week’s Noontime Sports Honor Roll.

Colton Chapple (Harvard): Despite sustaining his team’s first setback of the season against Princeton, the senior quarterback, who was mentioned in this week’s Ivy League Honor Roll, tossed five touchdowns and completed 31-of-45 passes for 448 yards.

Kyle Juszczyk (Harvard): Against the Tigers, the senior tight end led all receivers with 15 catches for 192 yards and three touchdowns. The three touchdowns were the most Juszczyk has recorded in a game this season.

Roman SanDoval (Holy Cross): The senior linebacker recorded nine tackles (eight solo), as well as one tackle for a loss, one breakup and one sack in the Crusaders 30-13 loss to Lafayette.

Joe Clancy (Merrimack College): The senior quarterback from Newburyport, Massachusetts broke the Northeast-10 Conference record for passing yards (553), which was a mark he set earlier this season. Clancy also matched a conference record with seven touchdown passes in his team’s 81-35 victory against Saint Anselm. He was also named this week’s NE-10 Offensive Player of the Week.

Markell Rice (American International College): Against Bentley University, the senior returned a kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown and totaled 103 yards in returns. On defense, he recorded two interceptions, three tackles and one pass breakup. Rice was named this week’s NE-10 Defensive/Special Teams Player of the Week.

Andrew Sklar (Bentley University): The senior defensive end established a new career-best with eight tackles and three tackles for a loss in the Falcons 27-23 loss to American International College. He also recorded a sack and a forced fumble, too.

Devon Barrett (Assumption College): The sophomore led the Hounds with nine tackles (four solo). One of his tackles was for a loss, and he also recovered a fumble in the end zone for his first career touchdown.

Isaiah Voegeli (Merrimack College): The senior wide receiver from Hyannis, Massachusetts finished Saturday’s contest against Saint Anselm with 10 catches for 269 yards and four touchdowns. The four touchdowns matched a school record, while his receiving yards broke his own NE-10 record.

Ryan Hunt (Stonehill College): Against No. 3 New Haven on CBS Sports Network, the senior linebacker tallied a career-high 10 tackles (seven solo) and one tackle for a loss of four yards.

Jake Laux (MIT): In his team’s most exciting victory of the season against Salve Regina, the junior linebacker, who was named this week’s New England Football Conference Defensive Player of the Week, led the Engineers with 12 tackles (six solo). He also recorded an interception with 30 seconds remaining, which secured the upset victory.

Myles Becker (Western New England College): Against Plymouth State on Saturday, the sophomore recorded a team-high 10 tackle in the Golden Bears fifth win of the season.

Gregg Jackson (Westfield State): Jackson led the Owls with a game-high 16 tackles (10 solo), an interception and blocked PAT.

Drew Frenette (Endicott College): The sophomore quarterback, who tossed four touchdowns against UMass Dartmouth, finished his team’s eighth contest with a school-record 450 yards passing. He completed 30-of-40 passes, too.

Brad Goldsberry (MIT): The sophomore running back recorded 141 all-purpose yards in his team’s dramatic win against Salve Regina. Prior to their go-ahead touchdown, Goldsberry set up the game-winning score with a 61-yard kickoff return in the fourth quarter.

AJ Scerra (Worcester State): The junior wide receiver from Marlboro, Massachusetts hauled in a school single-game record 17 receptions for 184 yards, one touchdown and one conversion.

Melikke Van Alstyne (Framingham State): The junior halfback sect a school-record with 294 yards rushing on 36 carries with one touchdown.

Michael Aldo (Amherst College): The NESCAC Defensive Co-Player of the Week finished his team’s fifth contest with eight tackles, one forced fumble and an interception. Aldo’s interception with five minutes remaining sealed the Lord Jeffs’ fourth win against Wesleyan.

Bobby Hemmann (Mount Ida College):  For the second time this season, the senior kicker from Newington, Connecticut helped his Mustangs earn a win in the closing seconds against Maritime (N.Y.) on Saturday with a 38-yard field goal, which clinched a 24-21 victory for Mount Ida. The Mustangs have won four of their last five contests, and remain perfect in the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference.

Shaine Grogan (WPI): Against Merchant Marine, the senior linebacker from Dalton, Massachusetts led the Engineers with 14 tackles (seven solo) and two tackles for a loss.

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