ORONO – Arel Gordon ran for 118 yards and a touchdown as Maine topped Hofstra 21-10 on Saturday.

Hofstra quarterback Dennis Davis came off the bench in the second quarter with his team trailing 21-0 and led the Pride to 10 unanswered points on his first two drives. But the Black Bears sacked him twice in the second half and held Hofstra (2-5, 1-3 Atlantic 10) to minus-9 yards rushing in the game.

It was the second straight week Maine’s defense held an opponent to negative yardage on the ground.

Maine (5-2, 4-0) scored on a second quarter fake field goal try when holder Michael Brusko took a direct snap for five yards into the end zone to give the Black Bears the 21-0 lead.

Gordon’s 6-yard scoring run and a 5-yard keeper by quarterback Ron Whitcomb accounted for Maine’s earlier scores.

Davis replaced starter Anton Clarkson on the ensuing possession and led a 10-play drive capped with a 7-yard TD pass to Shaine Smith. Davis finished 9-of-19 for 80 yards.

Rob Zarrilli kicked a career-best 52-yard field goal later in the second. It was the second longest in Morse Field history.

Middlebury 31, Bates 7

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Tiger Lyon was 15 of 27 for 218 yards to lead Middlebury College to a 31-7 win over Bates on Saturday.

Middlebury took a 10-7 lead by the end of the first half, then scored two more touchdowns before game’s end.

Stefan Hrdina scored on a 59-yard pass from Lyon in the first quarter. A 19-yard pass from Lyon to David Randolph pushed the score to 17-7 in the third quarter. Lyon made a 1-yard run in the fourth for the final score.

Bates scored its sole touchdown early in the second quarter when Jamie Walker made the end zone on a 1-yard run.

Brandon Colon went 13-31 for Bates, throwing for 127 yards with one interception by Lyon.

Hamilton 6, Colby 0

WATERVILLE – A touchdown pass by quarterback Ben Saccomano gave Hamilton a 6-0 win Saturday over Colby in the New England Small College Athletic Conference.

With its second straight shutout, Hamilton improved to 2-3 overall, while Colby fell to 1-4.

Hamilton put the only points of the day on the board in the second quarter after Matt Pitarresi intercepted a Colby pass at the Continentals’ 23-yard line and raced 52 yards to the Colby 25. On the next play, Saccomano hit Ben Tomaszewski on a 25-yard passing score.

Colby blocked the extra point attempt.

Saccomano completed nine passes for 108 yards, and Tomaszewski had five catches for 75 yards.

Chris Bashaw ran for 35 yards and caught five passes for 53 yards for Colby. The Mules’ Brennan Moore also had five catches for 40 yards.

Hamilton 6, Colby 0

WATERVILLE – A touchdown pass by quarterback Ben Saccomano gave Hamilton a 6-0 win Saturday over Colby in the New England Small College Athletic Conference.

With its second straight shutout, Hamilton improved to 2-3 overall, while Colby fell to 1-4.

Hamilton put the only points of the day on the board in the second quarter after Matt Pitarresi intercepted a Colby pass at the Continentals’ 23-yard line and raced 52 yards to the Colby 25. On the next play, Saccomano hit Ben Tomaszewski on a 25-yard passing score.

Colby blocked the extra point attempt.

Saccomano completed nine passes for 108 yards, and Tomaszewski had five catches for 75 yards.

Chris Bashaw ran for 35 yards and caught five passes for 53 yards for Colby. The Mules’ Brennan Moore also had five catches for 40 yards.

Maine Maritime 40, Framingham St. 24

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – Jim Bower ran for 97 yards and three touchdowns, while Brandon Hamilton rushed for 154 yards and two touchdowns and threw for a score as Maine Maritime rolled to a 40-24 win over Framingham State on Saturday.

Maine Maritime (5-2, 4-1 NEFC Bogan) jumped to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter as Hamilton threw a 67-yard TD pass to Alex Coulombe and scored on a 51-yard run, while Bower scored on a 1-yard run.

Framingham State (0-7, 0-5) was led by Bryce Guilbeault who completed 25 of 46 passes for 272 yards and two touchdowns and ran for one score.


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