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New England college football: BYU beats UMass

November 20, 2016

KJ Hall ran for 101 yards and a score and Brigham Young ran away from UMass in the second half en route to a convincing 51-9 win yesterday in Provo, Utah.

Andrew Ford threw a 70-yard touchdown to Bernard Davis near the end of the quarter to put the Minutemen (2-9) on top 6-0.

The Cougars (7-4) responded with a 10-play, 75-yard drive capped by Hall’s 11-yard run to go up a point.

Logan Laurent then made a 44-yard field goal, which was set up by Isaiah Rodgers’ 51-yard kickoff return to the BYU 48.

The Cougars followed with a 13-play, 86-yard drive that ended with Harvey Langi’s 5-yard run for a 14-9 halftime lead.

After intermission BYU scored on its first three offensive drives and got a defensive score when Francis Bernard picked off Ford and raced 39 yards to score and put the game out of reach at 34-9.

Ford threw for 288 yards and had two interceptions.

BYU had 240 rushing yards to just 47 by the Minutemen.

UNH 24, Maine 21 — Dalton Crossan had 25 carries for 169 yards and a score, and Morgan Ellman’s 22-yard field goal with seven seconds left lifted the Wildcats (7-4, 6-2) to a Colonial Athletic Association win over the Black Bears (6-5, 5-3) in Orono, Maine.

UNH retains the Brice-Cowell Musket and will wait to see if it’s selected to the FCS tournament for a 13th straight season.

Towson 32, Rhode Island 31 — Aidan O’Neill nailed a career-best 55-yard field goal as time expired to give the Tigers (4-7, 3-5 CAA) a come-from-behind win over the Rams (2-9, 1-7) in Kingston, R.I.

Jordan Vazzano led URI with 265 passing yards and two scores.

Princeton 38, Dartmouth 21 — John Lovett rushed for two touchdowns, threw for one and the Tigers (8-2, 6-1) used 31 straight second-half points to clinch a share of the Ivy League title with a win over the Big Green (4-6, 1-6) in Princeton, N.J.

Columbia 31, Brown 13 — Josh Wainwright had a season-high 150 yards receiving and two touchdowns and the Lions (3-7, 2-5 Ivy) closed their season with a win over the Bears (4-6, 3-4) in Providence, R.I.

Duquesne 52, Central Connecticut State 19 — Dillon Buechel threw for 304 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Dukes (8-3, 5-1 Northeast Conference) to a win over the Blue Devils (2-9, 1-5) in New Britain, Conn.

Bryant 42, Sacred Heart 34 — Dalton Easton threw for 391 yards and four touchdowns to help lead the Bulldogs (5-6, 4-2 Northeast) past the Pioneers (6-5, 1-5) in Fairfield, Conn.

Shepherd 48, Assumption 31 — Jeff Ziemba passed for 317 yards with four touchdowns and ran for another score as the third-ranked Rams (11-0) defeated the 25th-ranked Greyhounds (9-3) in a NCAA Division 2 playoff game in Shepherdstown, W.Va. Dylan Oxsen of Plymouth ran for a touchdown and caught a scoring pass for Assumption.

Western New England 44, Husson 27 — Anthony Service passed for two touchdowns and ran for another as the 23rd-ranked Golden Bears (11-0) won their first-ever NCAA Division 3 tournament game by dominating the Eagles (9-2) in Springfield. Husson quarterback Cory Brandon of Pembroke passed for 308 yards and four touchdowns in the loss.

Alfred 31, Bridgewater State 27 — Tyler Johnson passed for 176 yards and ran for 141, including a 2-yard scoring run in overtime, for the 15th-ranked Saxons (11-0) during their NCAA Division 3 playoff win over the Bears (8-3) in Alfred, N.Y. Joe Savignano of Brockton kicked a 43-yard field goal in the final minute to send the game into overtime. Jack Lavanchy of Walpole and Travis Bassett of Littleton each had a TD catch for the Bears while Malik Garrett of Dorchester ran for a score.

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