In a Division 2 showdown dominated by both defenses, fifth-ranked New Haven held on to edge Bentley, 17-13, in Waltham Saturday, extending the Chargers’ Northeast-10 Conference winning streak to 13 and ending the Falcons’ win streak at seven.
In addition to the defenses, the kickers had a big say in the outcome. Chris Scifo’s 30-yard field goal helped seal the win for the Chargers (6-0, 5-0) while Bentley’s Will Lockwood pushed a point-after attempt wide left in the fourth quarter that would have tied the game.
Danny Guadagnoli passed for 193 yards and a pair of TDs in the second half to rally the Falcons (5-1, 4-1) but Bentley’s offense struggled nearly all day. The Falcons finished with 199 total yards, including a net of 6 yards on the ground.
New Haven wasn’t much better offensively, finishing with 288 total yards. Ronnie Nelson passed for 114 yards and a TD and Victor Jones finished with 66 yards on 12 carries and a score.
Jason Thompson caught a 27-yard pass from Nelson to put New Haven ahead, 7-0, early in the second quarter and Jones ran 5 yards for another score with 7:18 left in the period to send the Chargers into halftime up, 14-0.
Temple 17, UConn 14 — Boston College transfer Montel Harris ran 30 times for 142 yards and a TD and Brandon McManus kicked a 29-yard field goal in overtime as the visiting Owls (3-2, 2-0 Big East), who trailed for over 59 minutes, came from behind to beat the Huskies (3-4, 0-2).
Chandler Whitmer threw for 293 yards and both of UConn’s scores in the first quarter but Chad Christen missed four field goal attempts, including a 28-yarder on UConn’s OT possession.
Temple trailed until Jalen Fitzpatrick caught a 14-yard touchdown pass from Chris Coyer with 19 seconds left in regulation. The Owls have won two consecutive Big East games for the first time in the program’s history.
Colgate 51, Holy Cross 35 — Jordan McCord scored four times to lead the host Raiders (3-3, 1-0 Patriot) over the Crusaders (1-5, 1-1). Steven Elder excelled in a losing effort for Holy Cross, completing 24 of 39 passes for 313 yards and two touchdowns.
Princeton 19, Brown 0 — The visiting Bears (3-2, 0-2) were limited to 17 yards rushing and 242 total as the Tigers (3-2, 2-0) ended Brown’s Ivy League record 162-game scoring streak.
Lafayette 20, Yale 10 — Mark Ross recorded his third consecutive 100-plus-yard receiving game and Ross Scheuerman scored a late rushing touchdown to help the visiting Leopards (4-2) rally past the Bulldogs (1-4).
Sacred Heart 27, Dartmouth 10 — Keshaudas Spence ran for three TDs and finished with 138 yards on 19 carries as the visiting Pioneers (2-4) got past the Big Green (3-2).
New Hampshire 44, Richmond 40 — Andy Vailas threw for three touchdowns and rushed for another, helping the host Wildcats (5-2, 3-1 Colonial Athletic) rally past the Spiders (4-3, 2-2).
Towson 24, Maine 19 — Marcus Wasilewski passed for 159 yards and ran for 60 yards and a TD for the Black Bears (2-4, 1-2 Colonial Athletic) but it wasn’t enough to overcome the host Tigers (3-3, 2-1).
Georgia St. 41, Rhode Island 7 — Donald Russell ran for a school-record 201 yards on 21 carries, including two touchdowns, and the visiting Panthers (1-6, 1-3 Colonial Athletic) got their first win as a member of the Football Bowl Subdivision by blowing out the winless Rams (0-6, 0-3).
Central Conn. St. 38, Duquesne 31 — Andrew Clements ran for two touchdowns and passed for another as the previously winless Blue Devils (1-5, 1-2 Northeast) surprised the visiting Dukes (4-2, 2-1).
Bryant 38, Robert Morris 35 — Mike Westerhaus’s fourth touchdown pass, a 16-yarder to Jordan Harris with 5:35 remaining, rallied the host Bulldogs (1-6, 1-4 Northeast) past the Colonials (1-5, 0-3) and ended their seven-game losing streak.
AIC 34, Southern Conn. 7 — Terrell Williams ran for 123 yards on 18 carries and threw a 28-yard halfback option pass to Cal Brownidge in the third quarter as the visiting Yellow Jackets (5-1, 5-0 NE-10) broke away from a 7-7 halftime tie to rout the Owls (2-5, 2-3). Kevin Arduino passed for 227 yards and two scores and also ran 34 yards for a TD for AIC, but was picked off three times.
Stonehill 22, Merrimack 20 — Joe Clancy went 39 of 61 for 312 yards and a TD and also ran 27 yards to put the Warriors (3-3, 2-3 NE-10) ahead with 6:43 to play, but Steve Grzywacz kicked a 24-yard field goal with 5:36 left to lift the host Skyhawks (4-3, 4-2).
Salve Regina 37, Curry 33 — Phil Terio returned a kickoff 93 yards for a TD and intercepted a pass at his 7-yard line with 15 seconds left to seal the win for the host Seahawks (7-0, 4-0 NEFC Boyd), who edged the Colonels (3-4, 2-2) to extend their win streak to 13, the longest in Division 3.
Bridgewater St. 19, Worcester St. 7 — Mike McCarthy rushed for 130 yards and two touchdowns and also threw for a score to lead the host Bears (6-1, 3-1 NEFC Bogan) over the Lancers (5-2, 3-1).
Mass. Maritime 56, Fitchburg St. 32 — Mike Stanton and John Trudel combined for 36 completions, 556 all-purpose yards, and 8 touchdowns (6 passing, 2 rushing) to lead the host Buccaneers (3-3, 2-2 NEFC Bogan) past the Falcons (2-5, 1-3). Stanton passed for 317 yards to break the school mark for yards in a season with 1,823.
Framingham St. 56, Maine Maritime 0 — Matthew Silva passed for 330 yards and three touchdowns and the host Rams (6-1, 4-0 NEFC Bogan) piled up 513 total yards and scored the most points in school history in a rout of the Mariners (0-4, 0-6).
Western New England 36, MIT 14 — John Krafick passed for two TDs and ran for another as the host Golden Bears (4-3, 2-2 NEFC Boyd) routed the Engineers (3-3, 2-2).
Endicott 27, Plymouth St. 10 — Jared DiBiase rushed for 139 yards on 25 carries and had three TDs to lift the Gulls (5-2, 3-1 NEFC Boyd) past the Panthers (2-5, 1-3).
Trinity 40, Tufts 0 — Ryan Burgess passed for 175 yards and three TDs and Evan Bunker ran for 171 yards on 30 carries as the host Bantams (4-0 NESCAC) rolled past the Jumbos (0-4) for their 45th straight home win. Tufts extended its losing streak to 19.
Middlebury 30, Williams 13 — McCallum Foote threw for 431 yards and four TDs, Zach Driscoll had 250 receiving yards, and Daniel Kenerson tied a school mark with three interceptions to boost the visiting Panthers (4-0 NESCAC) past the Ephs (1-3).
Wesleyan 24, Bates 22 — Kyle Gibson rushed for 141 yards on 32 carries and the Cardinals (4-0 NESCAC) stayed unbeaten by holding off the host Bobcats (2-2).
Amherst 23, Colby 3 — Steve Jellison ran for 82 yards and a TD and the host Lord Jeffs (3-1 NESCAC) shut down the White Mules (0-4), who were held to 27 rushing yards.
Mount Ida 30, Husson 3 — Scott Drosendahl passed for three TDs and Chris McNally ran for 151 yards and a score to boost the visiting Mustangs (5-1, 3-0 ECFC) past the Eagles (1-5, 0-3).