WATERVILLE — Amherst College jumped out to a 17-point halftime lead and beat Colby College 31-7 in a New England Small College Athletic Conference football game Saturday at Seaverns Field at Harold Alfond Stadium.

Colby quarterback Nick Kmetz reached 4,000 career passing yards in the loss. He has 4,122 yards with four games left in his career. Saturday he was 17 for 28 for 141 yards. Also for Colby (0-4), Connor Walsh went over 1,000 career receiving yards with 47 yards on five catches and has 1,026 yards for his career. He also surpassed 2,000 career all-purpose yards.

Defensively, Colby’s Derrick Beasely surpassed 100 career tackles.

Amherst (4-0) only scored three points offensively in the first half, but Gordie Lockbaum returned an interception 6 yards for a touchdown and Landrus Lewis returned a punt 76 yards for a score give the Lord Jeffs a 17-0 lead.

The Lord Jeffs went up 24-0 on a 10-yard pass from Blake Grauer to Ben Kettering. Colby got on the board when Walsh threw his first career touchdown pass on a 25-yard play to Nick Joseph in the third quarter.

Grauer added a 47-yard TD pass to Will Reed in the fourth quarter.

Framingham State 42, Maine Maritime Academy 14: Melikke Alstyne rushed for 251 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Rams to their first win over the Mariners in 10-games, in Castine.

For MMA (4-2, 2-2 New England Football Conference), Cony High School graduate Matt Rende rushed 12 times for 56 yards and a touchdown. He also completed a pass for 25 yards.

Quarterback Dino Mancinelli completed 20 for 26 passes for 203 yards for Framingham State (5-2, 4-0 NEFC).

Bowdoin 20, Hamilton 7: The Polar Bears recorded a school record six sacks and held Hamilton to negative yards rushing in a win in Brunswick.

Peter Troubh had three of the sacks against Hamilton quarterback Jordan Eck.

The Polar Bears held Hamilton to minus-34 rushing yards, breaking the school mark of minus-17 against WPI in 1975.

Running back Zach Donnarumma finished with 79 yards to lead a Polar Bear ground game that racked up 146 yards.

Kevin Miao capped a 14-play, 74-yard drive with a 1-yard plunge early in the second quarter, giving Bowdoin a 10-0 lead. Eck pulled the Continentals within 10-7 with a 6-yard TD pass to Patrick Donadio before halftime.

The Polar Bears pushed the lead back to 10 behind first-year quarterback Mac Caputi, who replaced injured starter Grant White. Caputi moved the Polar Bears downfield with a 24-yard pass to Sean O’Malley to the Hamilton 33 and, two plays later, rolled right and found Michael English in the back of the end zone for an 18-yard scoring pass to give Bowdoin a 17-7 lead.

Caputi completed 4 of 10 passes for 66 yards and his first collegiate touchdown. Pat Noone extended his consecutive games with a catch streak to a school-record 23. Jimmy Garvey kicked two field goals for the Polar Bears.

Both teams are 2-2.

Wesleyan 21, Bates 14: Freshman LaDarius Drew ran 26 times for 162 yards and three touchdowns as the Cardinals took a 21-0 lead into the fourth quarter and held on to beat the Bobcats in Middletown, Conn.

Junior quarterback Trevor Smith hit sophomore Ryan Curit for a 14-yard score with 4:38 left in the game. The touchdown was set up when Bates senior Cam Evans forced a fumble at the Wesleyan 14.

After Andrew Kukesh recovered the ensuing onside kick, Smith completed six passes for 46 yards, capped by a 2-yarder to senior Tom Finkenstaedt with 1:33 left to pull the Bobcats to within 21-14. Bates forced a punt after a failed onside kick, but the Bobcats, starting at their own 1-yard line with 1:02 to play, could not score again.

Smith completed 23 of 47 passes for 219 yards for Bates (2-2, 2-2 NESCAC). Wesleyan (3-1, 3-1) won its sixth game in a row against Bates.
 
Mount Ida 50, Husson 0: Mount Ida captured its second straight Eastern Collegiate Football Conference victory, rolling over visiting Husson in Newton, Mass.

Johrone Bunch rushed for 207 yards and three touchdowns for Mount Ida (3-3, 2-1 ECFC), while Scott Drosendahl connected on 7 of 15 passes for 177 yards and three touchdowns.

Husson (0-6, 0-3) managed just 109 yards of total offense. Junior quarterback Kash Keezer completed 10 of 23 passes for 82 yards and an interception. The Eagles defense was led by freshman linebacker Stephan Dance with 11 tackles, while freshman Jason Nickola added eight solo tackles.


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