Nick Schwieger rushed for 175 yards and two touchdowns and inched closer to the school rushing record as Dartmouth opened its 130th season of football with a 37-20 win over Colgate yesterday in Hanover, N.H.
Schwieger became the second Big Green runner to top 2,000 yards in the win. The senior from Norton and Bishop Feehan High School needs 238 yards to break Al Rosier’s school mark.
Dartmouth was outgained by the Raiders, 384-320, but pulled away in the third quarter on Schwieger’s 4-yard TD run and Conner Kempe’s 19-yard pass to Tim McManus that put the Big Green ahead, 30-14.
Gavin McCarney’s 2-yard touchdown run pulled the Raiders (1-2) within 10 after a failed 2-point conversion, but Schwieger ran in a 2-yard TD to put Dartmouth up by the final margin with 3:46 left.
McCarney threw for 200 yards on 26-for-34 passing, while also rushing for 122 yards and three TDs on 23 carries for Colgate.
Brown 21, Stony Brook 20 - Kyle Newhall-Caballero threw for 292 yards and three touchdowns and the Bears (1-0) overcame a 10-point deficit to the Seawolves (0-3).
Newhall-Caballero, a first-team All-Ivy quarterback in 2009 who played in only two games last year before breaking his wrist, threw a 12-yard scoring pass to Tellef Lundevall with 3:06 to go. Stony Brook then got to the Brown 38, but Wesley Skiffington missed a 55-yard field goal attempt with 56 seconds left.
Yale 37, Georgetown 27 - Patrick Witt threw for three touchdowns and ran for another to lead the host Bulldogs (1-0) over the Hoyas (2-1).
Ahead, 21-20, at halftime, Witt threw a 10-yard TD, Philippe Panico kicked a 39-yard field goal, and Witt added a 4-yard TD run to put Yale up, 37-20, with 11:21 remaining. Witt finished with 280 yards on 23-of-31 passing, connecting with Chris Smith five times for 104 yards and two touchdowns.
Maine 31, Albany 15 - Pushaun Brown ran for 125 yards and a touchdown and Warren Smith threw for a pair of TDs, boosting the visiting Black Bears (2-1) past the Great Danes (0-2).
Central Conn. 28, Wagner 24 - Chris Linares intercepted a fourth-down pass with 2:19 remaining to seal the visiting Blue Devils’ victory over the Seahawks in the Northeast Conference opener for both teams.
Wagner drove from its 28 with 7:31 left to the Central Connecticut State 39 but gained only 2 yards in the next three plays before Linares picked off Nick Doscher’s pass.
The Blue Devils (2-1) broke a 21-21 tie on their first possession of the fourth quarter on Gunnar Jespersen’s 36-yard pass to Denzell Jones. Jespersen completed 12 of 19 passes for 238 yards and two touchdowns for the Blue Devils. He also ran for a 2-yard touchdown.
William & Mary 13, New Haven 10 - Drake Kuhn kicked a 28-yard field goal with 5:28 left and it proved to be the difference as the Tribe (2-1) edged the Chargers (2-1) in a nonconference game in Williamsburg, Va.
Ryan Osiecki completed 19 of 35 passes for 213 yards and a TD for New Haven, but was intercepted twice.
Southern Conn. 59, Saint Anselm 34 - Rashaad Slowley rushed for 205 yards on 35 carries and set a school record by scoring six touchdowns, helping the visiting Owls (2-1, 1-0 Northeast-10) outscore the Hawks (0-2, 0-1).
Slowley scored on runs of 11, 7, 4, 12, 5, and 3 yards and finished his career with 12 TDs against the Hawks. Kevin Lynch completed 20 of 27 passes for 314 yards and two TDs and Andre Privott had nine catches for 134 yards and a score.
Saint Anselm led, 7-0, 14-7, and 21-14 after Marc Wilson returned a kickoff 80 yards for a TD with 2:21 left in the first quarter before the Owls took over. Privott caught a 20-yard TD pass from Lynch to tie it and Chris Hazelton kicked a 33-yard field goal 4:25 into the second quarter to put Southern Connecticut ahead for good.
Merrimack 63, Pace 7 - James Suozzo sparked a record-breaking performance, passing for 159 yards and two touchdowns and rushing for two more scores during a 42-point first quarter as the Warriors (2-1, 1-0 NE-10) blasted the Setters (1-2, 0-1) in North Andover.
Merrimack set school marks for points in a quarter, half (56), and game.
Suozzo completed all seven of his pass attempts before taking a seat after one quarter of play. Isaiah Voegeli caught seven passes for 182 yards and three TDs and Jimon Hill ran for 122 yards on 17 carries.
Shawn Loiseau led a dominating defensive effort with 10 tackles and 1 1/2 sacks as the Warriors finished with 10 sacks.
AIC 37, Assumption 27 - Terrell Williams rushed for 112 yards and caught a go-ahead 25-yard TD pass from Kevin Arduino with 1:10 left in the third quarter, and the host Yellow Jackets (2-1, 1-0 NE-10) erased a 20-3 deficit in downing the Greyhounds (1-2, 0-1).
Curry 44, Coast Guard 21 - Anthony Carnevale came off the bench to throw for three second-quarter touchdowns and Phil Bigelow rushed for 158 yards and two scores as the visiting Colonels (2-1) overwhelmed the Bears (0-2).
Coast Guard’s Eric Gerken caught a school-record 15 passes for 149 yards and a TD.
Salve Regina 28, Framingham St. 13 - Richie Edwards rushed for 138 yards on 31 carries and scored three touchdowns as the host Seahawks pulled away in the second half to halt the Rams.
After Melikke Van Alstyne (21 carries for 136 yards) scored on a 63-yard run 50 seconds into the third quarter to put Framingham State up, 13-7, Edwards scored on runs of 4 and 3 yards to put Salve Regina ahead for good.
Maine Maritime 21, UMass-Dartmouth 13 - Nick Bourassa rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns and the visiting Mariners held on to top the Corsairs in the Shrine Bowl.
Mass. Maritime 51, MIT 13 - Mike Stanton hooked up with receiver Jonathan Emond for three touchdowns and Stefan Gustafson returned the opening kickoff 79 yards for a score as the host Buccaneers (2-0) blasted the Engineers (0-2).
Bridgewater St. 10, Plymouth St. 7 - The visiting Bears (2-0) went ahead, 10-0, in the first quarter on Mike McCarthy’s 8-yard TD pass to Matt Monahan and Brian Smith’s 30-yard field goal, and the defense did the rest, limiting the Panthers (2-1) to 134 yards of total offense.
Endicott 58, Fitchburg St. 7 - Phil Konopka passed for 182 yards and four touchdowns and Mike Lane ran for 139 yards on 14 carries and a score as the host Gulls (3-0) pounded the Falcons (1-2).
Springfield 63, Husson 19 - Josh Carter ran for 106 yards on 11 carries and scored twice, and the host Pride (2-0) pounded out 460 yards on the ground in a rout of the Eagles (0-2).
WPI 31, Becker 7 - Ernie Mello rushed for 96 yards on 21 carries and scored three touchdowns to lift the visiting Engineers (1-2) to an easy victory over the Hawks (0-3).
Rensselaer 51, Castleton St. 21 - Quarterback Mike Hermann did it all for the host Engineers (1-1), rushing for 168 yards and a TD and passing for 188 yards and three scores in a rout of the Spartans (0-2).
Hartwick 37, Norwich 14 - Anthony Casiman rushed for 109 yards and a pair of TDs and the host Hawks (2-0) dominated the Cadets (0-3).
Buffalo St. 82, Western Conn. 17 - The host Bengals (1-2, 1-1 NJAC) piled up a school-record 702 yards of offense, including 438 on the ground, in a rout of the Colonials (0-2, 0-1).