College football

N.E. roundup: Octavias McKoy sets rushing record

Senior running back Octavias McKoy set a record for all NCAA divisions with 455 yards rushing in Western Connecticut’s 55-35 victory over Worcester State on Saturday in Worcester.

The previous record was 441 yards by Dante Brown of Marietta College in 1996. McKoy carried 43 times and scored five touchdowns for the third time this season for the Colonials (5-2, 4-2 MASCAC).


Dana Valentine paced the Lancers (3-4, 1-4) with 106 yards rushing and three TDs.

New Hampshire 31, Stony Brook 13 — Sean Goldrich connected with Justin Mello for three TDs as the Wildcats (4-3, 3-1 Colonial Athletic) defeated the host Seawolves (3-4, 1-3).

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Maine 37, Villanova 35 — Marcus Wasilewski’s 6-yard touchdown run with 8:45 remaining lifted the visiting Black Bears (7-1, 4-0 CAA) past the Wildcats (4-4, 3-2).

Delaware 35, Rhode Island 13 — Andrew Pierce rushed for 117 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Blue Hens (6-2, 3-1 CAA) past the Rams (3-6, 2-4) in Kingston, R.I.

Dartmouth 56, Columbia 0 — Dominick Pierre ran for 160 yards and a TD and Will McNamara had two interception returns for TDs as the host Big Green (3-3, 2-1 Ivy) posted their largest win in 77 years.


Penn 28, Yale 17 — Ryan Becker threw two first-half TDs to lead the Quakers (4-2, 3-0 Ivy) to a victory over the Bulldogs (3-3, 1-2) in Philadelphia.

Brown 42, Cornell 35 — Patrick Donnelly threw for three touchdowns and 295 yards to help the Bears (4-2, 1-2 Ivy) hold off the host Big Red.

Jeff Mathews had a career-high five TD passes for Cornell (1-5, 0-3), tying a school record.

Bryant 42, Duquesne 14 — Jordan Harris had six receptions for 91 yards and set a Northeast Conference record with 3,494 career yards, and the Bulldogs (4-4, 2-1) dominated the second half in a win over the visitng Dukes (4-3, 2-1).

St. Francis (Pa.) 24, Sacred Heart 10 — Kyle Harbridge caught a TD pass and ran for another score as the host Red Flash (3-4, 1-1 Northeast Conference) overcame the Pioneers (7-2, 2-2).

Lafayette 41, Holy Cross 23 — Drew Reed threw for five touchdowns while guiding the Leopards (2-5, 2-0) to a win over the host Crusaders (3-6, 1-2).

Central Conn. 47, Salve Regina 13 — Rob Hollomon ripped through the Seahawks defense for 212 rushing yards and three TDs on nine carries, leading the Blue Devils (3-5) to a home victory over Salve Regina (5-2).

Middlebury 27, Trinity 24 — Freshman Nate Leedy intercepted a pass in the end zone to preserve the Panthers’ win over the visiting Bantams. Middlebury (5-1), Trinity (5-1), and Amherst (5-1) are tied for second in the NESCAC behind Wesleyan (6-0).

Matthew Minno caught a 7-yard TD pass from McCallum Foote on fourth down with 1:12 left for the Panthers.

Wesleyan 34, Bowdoin 14 — LaDarius Drew ran for 167 yards and two TDs to lift the visiting Cardinals past the Polar Bears (2-4 NESCAC). Josh Hurwitz added 111 yards of offense and a TD for Wesleyan.

Colby 21, Bates 3 — The host Mules (3-3) suffocated the Bobcats’ offensive attack, allowing the NESCAC’s leading rushing offense to gain only 88 yards on 46 attempts and forcing four turnovers.

Amherst 17, Tufts 7 — The visiting Lord Jeffs (5-1 NESCAC) piled up 268 yards rushing, led by Nick Kelly’s 97, en route to a win over the Jumbos (0-6).

Williams 24, Hamilton 0 — Adam Marske rushed for a score and passed for another as the Ephs (2-4 NESCAC) blanked the Continentals (0-6).

Stonehill 38, LIU Post 28 — Nate Robitaille caught 10 passes for 124 yards and three TDs to lead the Skyhawks past the visiting Pioneers (3-5, 2-5 NE-10).

Robitaille has 916 receiving yards this season, a new program record. Stonehill (6-2, 6-1) also secured its first winning season since 1996.

American International 41, Saint Anselm 21 — Kevin Arduino rushed for two scores and a TD as the Yellow Jackets (6-2, 6-1 NE-10) ran away from the Hawks (0-8, 0-7) in Springfield.

Merrimack 40, Bentley 34 — Joe Clancy passed for four TDs, Quinn McDonough rushed for 158 yards and a score, and the Warriors (5-3, 4-3 NE-10) slipped past the Falcons (4-4, 3-4) in North Andover.

Assumption 55, Pace 21 — Bobby Jordan had 239 yards passing and three TDs as the Greyhounds (5-3, 5-2 NE-10) beat host Setters (0-8, 0-7).

Bridgewater State 26, Westfield State 20 — Matt Green caught an 18-yard TD pass from Mike McCarthy with 1:16 left to lift the host Bears.

Green set the single-season receiving yards record for Bridgewater State (5-3, 4-2 MASCAC) with the score and now has a Division 3-leading 1,080 yards this season.

Framingham State 41, Plymouth State 9 — Thanks to a stifling defense that allowed 112 yards of offense, the host Rams (6-1, 5-0 MASCAC) eased past the Panthers (1-6, 0-5).

Mass. Maritime 34, UMass-Dartmouth 21 — Austin Pierce rushed for 131 yards and three TDs to power the Buccaneers (4-3, 2-3 MASCAC).

MIT 17, Western New England 14 — Peter Williams’s 53-yard TD strike to Samuel Inman with 9:47 left was the difference for the visiting Engineers (4-2, 2-2 NEFC).

Endicott 33, Coast Guard 7 — Spencer Walsh rushed for 157 yards and two TDs and the host Gulls (5-2, 4-0 NEFC) romped past the Bears (3-5, 3-2).

Maine Maritime 63, Nichols 52 — Billy Wetherbee and Michael Fahey combined for 425 yards and six TDs to propel the host Mariners (1-5, 1-3 NEFC) past the Bison. Quillian Respass had 331 yards passing and four TDs and 205 yards rushing and four scores for Nichols (1-6, 0-5).

Mount Ida 36, Becker 25 — Chris McNally rushed for 142 yards and two TDs and the Mustangs (4-2, 3-1 ECFC) topped host Hawks (1-6, 0-4).

Norwich 38, Anna Maria 6 — Al Georgio ran for 109 yards and two TDs, sending the Cadets (4-3, 3-1 ECFC) to victory.

Springfield 21, St. Lawrence 20 — The host Pride (4-3, 1-3) overcame a 13-point deficit to win.

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