Rams Are Too Tough for Fitchburg State
FRAMINGHAM -- The Fitchburg State University football team dropped a 26-7 decision the Rams of Framingham State University Saturday’s MASCAC afternoon.
Framingham State took a 7-0 lead with 9:18 remaining in the first quarter as junior quarterback Adam Wojenski found senior wideout Napoleon Miller for a 7-yard score, capping a nine-play, 42-yard drive.
The Rams (4-1, 3-0 MASCAC) extended their lead to 13-0 early in the second quarter when Miller hauled in a 37-yard pass from Wojenski to polish off a five-play, 42-yard drive.
Framingham State pulled farther away with 11:26 left in the third quarter as senior running back Quron Wright found the end zone with a 30-yard run to make the score 20-0.
Fitchburg State (1-5, 1-3 MASCAC) cut into the deficit midway through the third quarter when freshman quarterback Brandon Brown scrambled into the end zone from 7 yards away for his fifth rushing touchdown on the season.
The Rams capped the scoring with 4:47 remaining in the final frame as sophomore Mike Calicchio corralled a 17-yard pass from Wojenski in the back of the end zone to complete a six-play, 45-yard drive.
Fitchburg State was led by senior Sterlin Garvin, who ran for 73 yards on 19 carries, while junior Jesse Brown and freshman Kevin Quinn combined for 10 catches and 65 yards receiving.
Defensively, sophomore defensive lineman Caleb Gonsalves paced the Falcons with a team-best eight stops on six solo tackles and two assisted stops, as well as 2.5 tackles for a loss, while junior defensive back Richard Austin posted seven tackles.
It was the 10th straight win over FSU for Framingham State.
Up next, the Falcons will host the Owls of Westfield State University on Friday at 7 p.m.