WATERVILLE — Nick Kmetz threw for 293 yards and three touchdowns and Connor Walsh scored three times to help lead the Colby College football team past Bates 37-13 in a New England Small College Athletic Conference game at Harold Alfond Stadium on Saturday.

The victory gives the Mules (2-4) a chance to win the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin title.

Colby plays Bowdoin in two weeks.

Walsh threw for a touchdown, rushed for one and caught a pass for a score. He had four catches for 164 yards.

Kmetz, who completed 23 of his 30 passes, rushed for 56 yards on 13 carries. He now has 5,114 all-purpose yards in his career.

Colby, which has won two straight, held an opponent under 20 points for the second consecutive game.

Former Cony quarterback Luke Duncklee rushed for 31 yards and caught two passes for 26 yards.

Bates dropped to 2-4.

Bowdoin 12, Wesleyan 6: Pat Noone returned a punt 85 yards for a touchdown and the Polar Bears rushed for 218 yards to earn the NESCAC victory in Brunswick.

Zach Donnarumma led Bowdoin (3-3) with a career-high 158 rushing yards. Jimmy Garvey kicked a 37-yard field goal for Bowdoin as well.

Wesleyan, which dropped to 3-3, had just 194 yards of offense.

Bridgewater State 27, Maine Maritime 0: Justin Fuller rushed for 143 yards and three touchdowns as the Bears blanked the Mariners for the first time since 1986. Bridgewater (6-2) held MMA (4-4) to just 184 yards of total offense.

Ben Violette, of Waterville, completed 7 of his 19 passes for 98 yards to lead MMA.

Matt Rende, of Augusta, didn’t play at quarterback but started in the secondary, where he had an interception and six tackles for the Mariners.

SUNY Maritime 34, Husson 13: Jack Hersom caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from Kash Keezer and Godfrey Taylor returned a kickoff 55 yards for a score, but it wasn’t enough for the Eagles in Bangor.

Keezer threw for 125 yards to lead Husson (0-8).

Jamie Spanopoulos led SUNY Maritime (7-1) with 162 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns.


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