LEICESTER, Mass. – Husson University defeated Becker College 41-12 in Eastern Collegiate Football Conference action Saturday afternoon at Alumni Field. The win lifts the Eagles Record to 7-1 (6-0 ECFC), while the Hawks remain winless at 0-9 (0-6 ECFC).
Husson wasted little time getting on the board as John Smith (Fayetteville, Ga.) took the first play from scrimmage 75 yards for touchdown. The Eagles added to their lead on their third drive of the first quarter when John Smith scampered into the end zone from two yards out to make the score 14-0.
Husson increased their lead to 21-0 with 8:03 remaining in the first half when Joe Seccareccia (Bangor, Maine) called his own number on the quarterback option, rushing up the middle for a three yard touchdown.
After Becker turned the ball over at their own 21 yard line, the Eagles gave themselves a 28-0 cushion when Logan Steward (Hampden, Maine) capped of a three play drive with a seven yard touchdown run.
On the Hawks opening drive of the third quarter, Husson cornerback Rick Orio (Stoneham, Mass.) intercepted Dylan McGuire (Somers, N.Y.) and returned it 39 yards to pay-dirt, putting the Eagles in front 34-0.
Husson scored their final touchdown of the game with 12:05 remain in regulation when Joe Seccareccia found Josiah Hartley (Bangor, Maine) near the right pylon for a three yard strike.
Becker finally got on the board with 3:11 left on the clock when Matthew Romasco (Port St.Lucie, Fla.) took a hand-off up the middle for a five yard touchdown. Freshman quarterback Nasir Sinkfield-Shelton (New Rochelle, N.Y.) gave the Hawks their final points of the game when he rushed around the left edge for a touchdown as time expired.
John Smith paced the Eagles offense with a game high 210 yards on 22 carries. Logan Steward chipped in with 49 yards on 11 carries, while Joe Seccareccia threw for 73 yards.
Ellis Throckmorton (Bangor, Maine) led the Eagles defense with a team high ten tackles including four tackles for a loss and one sack. Jeff Turcotte (Lewiston, Maine) had five tackles and a game high two sacks. The Eagles defense tallied 12 tackles for a loss, including five sacks.
Junior running back Matthew Romasco finished the day with 91 yards of total offense for Becker. DeJahn Dawkins (East Hartford, Conn.) hauled in six passes for a game high 87 yards, while Nasir Sinkfield-Shelton threw for a game high 145 yards.
Linebacker Josh Lawrence (Manhattan, N.Y.) finished with a game high 11 tackles, including one and half tackles for a loss. Stephane Bristol (Haverhill, Mass.) added nine tackles, while Davin Collins (Far Rockaway, N.Y.) intercepted his fourth pass of the season.
Both teams wrap up the regular season on Saturday, November 15 at 12:00 p.m. Becker will host ECFC rival Anna Maria College, while Husson plays for their first ECFC title when they travel to Mount Ida College.