CAMBRIDGE, Mass. --- The Becker College football team defeated the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 17-10, on Saturday at Steinbrenner Stadium in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
It was the second straight season the Hawks of Becker (1-1) have defeated the Engineers of MIT (0-2).
Becker got on the board with 4:16 left before halftime as quarterback Nas Sinkfield-Shelton scored from six yards out on the quarterback keeper for the 7-0 edge. The Hawks weren't done as they intercepted MIT quarterback Udgam Goyal (Frisco, Texas) with 56 seconds left in the first half and on first down, Jacob Holmes scored on a run off the right side for the 14-0 halftime margin.
The lone points of the third period came with 24 seconds left as Holmes boomed in a 39-yard field goal for the 17-0 score.
MIT got on the board with 10:33 left in the game as senior Tucker Cheyne (Avon, Conn.) knocked in a 24-yard field goal to cut the margin to 17-3. The Engineers found the end zone with 1:18 remaining with an eight-play, 39-yard drive that took just 1:17 and was capped by a six-yard touchdown pass to junior Jared Hanson (Benicia, Calif.).
On the onside kick attempt, Cheyne had a high-bouncing kick that just tipped off the hands of an Engineer before being recovered by Becker to seal the victory for the Hawks.
Sinkfield-Shelton threw for 180 yards on 16 receptions, while DeJahn Dawkins pulled down a team-high five receptions for 39 yards. Michael Caban also finished with four catches for a team-best 64 yards, while Hugh Holmes finished with 50 rushing yards on 17 attempts.
Defensively for Becker, LaDarrius Carter led all tacklers with 11 stops that included five solo stops and two tackles for loss.
Becker will be back in action on Saturday, September 17th when they host Nichols College at 12:00 p.m.