Trailing, 10-0, after one quarter, New Hampshire stunned Richmond with 28 second-quarter points - including two interceptions returned for touchdowns - and upset the host Spiders, 45-43, yesterday in the Colonial Athletic Association opener for both teams.
Wildcats quarterback Kevin Decker, who accounted for five touchdowns in last week’s 48-41 overtime win against Lehigh, ran for two scores against Richmond (3-1) and threw for two more - both to R.J. Harris.
Randi Vines (60 yards) and Matt Evans (31) took second-quarter misfirings by Aaron Corp to the house to put UNH (2-1) up, 28-13.
Rhode Island 21, Fordham 17 - Travis Hurd scored on a 3-yard run with 1:13 left, then Doug Johnson’s interception preserved the win for Rhode Island (1-2, 1-1 CAA) in its home opener.
UConn 17, Buffalo 3 - Johnny McEntee threw his first two career touchdown passes in the Huskies’ win at Buffalo.
A third-year walk-on, McEntee finished 12 of 21 for 213 yards to help the Huskies (2-2) snap a two-game skid. Nick Williams had two catches for 113 yards and a TD.
Endicott 24, Salve Regina 17 - Kevin Eagen led the Gulls (4-0, 1-0 NEFC Boyd) with 13 tackles, three sacks, and a forced fumble to spark a strong defensive effort in a home win over the Seahawks (2-2, 0-1).
Framingham St. 28, Bridgewater St. 20 - Melikke Van Alstyne ran 30 times for 165 yards and a touchdown, Matt Silva completed 9 of 14 passes for 122 yards and two scores, and the host Rams (2-2) survived a fourth-quarter rally by the Bears (2-2) in the teams’ NEFC Bogan opener.
Worcester St. 42, Westfield St. 40 - Marcus Price’s tying 25-yard touchdown run in the third overtime led to Corey Spencer’s game-ending, 2-point pass to Dana Barry, and the visiting Lancers (4-0, 1-0 NEFC Bogan) withstood a furious comeback by the Owls (1-3, 0-1).
UMass-Dartmouth 16, Plymouth St. 0 - The visiting Corsairs (2-2, 1-0 NEFC Boyd) allowed the Panthers (2-2, 0-1) just 83 yards of total offense in their first win over Plymouth State since 2004.
Coast Guard 61, Mass. Maritime 30 - Sophomore Tyler Hames ran for 122 yards and scored five touchdowns as the host Bears (1-2, 1-0 NEFC Boyd) snapped a seven-game losing streak.
Western New England 38, Nichols 23 - Joe Cicarelli snuffed out a potential tying drive in the fourth quarter with an interception he returned 23 yards for a touchdown, leading the Golden Bears (3-1, 1-0 NEFC Boyd) over the visiting Bison (0-4, 0-1).
Maine Maritime 40, Fitchburg St. 7 - The host Mariners (3-0, 1-0 NEFC Bogan) outrushed the Falcons (1-3, 0-1), 258-70.
Curry 27, MIT 12 - The Colonels (3-1, 1-0 NEFC Boyd) rushed for 299 yards, led by Phil Bigelow’s 167, to best the host Engineers (1-2, 0-1).
Monmouth 24, Central Conn. 12 - The Hawks (2-1, 1-1 Northeast) opened up a 17-0 lead in the second quarter and rode an efficient performance from quarterback Kyle Fraizer (21 of 27, 195 yards, one touchdown) to snap the Blue Devils’ 15-game home winning streak, which had been the longest in the FCS.
Central Connecticut (2-2, 1-1) suffered its first home loss since 2007.
Bryant 30, Wagner 28 - Jordan Brown rushed for a pair of touchdowns, Mike Croce threw for 245 yards and two scores, and the Bulldogs (3-1, 2-0 Northeast) secured a victory in a back-and-forth contest that featured eight lead changes.
AIC 37, Stonehill 34 - The visiting Yellow Jackets (3-1, 2-0 Northeast-10) scored 10 points in the final two minutes to rob the Skyhawks (1-3, 0-2).
New Haven 21, Assumption 7 - Ryan Osiecki completed 22 of 33 passes for 321 yards and three touchdowns as the Chargers (3-1, NE-10) beat the visiting Greyhounds (1-3, 0-2).
Amherst 20, Bates 7 - Kevin Ferber returned a fumble 62 yards for a momentum-shifting TD at the end of the first half, and the visiting Lord Jeffs won in the teams’ NESCAC opener.
Wesleyan 16, Middlebury 15 - Quarterback Matt Coyne scored on a 9-yard draw with 1:57 left to lift the host Cardinals (1-0 NESCAC) past the Panthers (0-1).
Trinity 28, Colby 10 - The visiting Bantams (1-0 NESCAC) won their 16th consecutive opener and eighth in a row over the Mules (0-1) with a dominant defensive effort.
Williams 24, Bowdoin 21 - The Polar Bears (0-1 NESCAC) saw Pat Noone become the school’s all-time leader in receiving yards (1,681), but couldn’t overcome a slow start and fell to the visiting Ephs (1-0).
Hamilton 24, Tufts 16 - The Continentals topped the visiting Jumbos behind Jordan Eck (29 of 33, 260 yards, 3 TDs) to win their first NESCAC opener since 1992.
Castleton St. 56, Anna Maria 52 - Shane Brozowski set a school record with seven TD passes, including 4-yard winner to Adam Farmer on fourth down with 15 seconds left, and threw for 458 yards in a thrilling victory for the host Spartans (1-2, 1-0 ECFC), keeping the Amcats (0-3, 0-1) winless since the program’s 2009 inception.
Mount Ida 7, Hartwick 3 - Scott Drosendahl hit Johrone Bunch for the game’s only touchdown, and the Mustangs (1-2) squeezed five turnovers out of the Hawks (2-1).
Wesley 72, Husson 0 - Shane McSweeney threw for 228 yards and four TDs, and the Wolverines (3-0) held the visiting Eagles (2-1) to minus-15 rushing yards.
WPI 34, Rensselaer 31 - Ernie Mello posted career highs of 166 rushing yards and four touchdowns, and WPI (2-2, 1-0 Liberty) forced five turnovers as the hosts held off a fourth-quarter rally to defeat the Engineers (1-2, 0-1).