AMHERST, Mass. — Robbie Heflin returned an interception 24 yards for a touchdown and Amherst opened up a close game in the second half to earn a 23-3 New England Small College Athletic Conference victory over Colby on Saturday.

Colby (0-4) trailed just 9-0 at the half but pulled closer when kicker David Bendit kicked a career-high 42-yard field goal to cut into the lead with 4:51 left in the third quarter.

Max Lippe completed 11 of 19 passes for 119 yards and a touchdown for the Lord Jeffs (3-1).

Steven Jellison rushed for 82 yards and a touchdown as well.

Connor Emmert completed 17 of 34 passes for 114 yards to lead Colby.

Framingham State 56, MMA 0: Matt Silva completed 16 of 19 passes for 330 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Rams at Maple Street Field in Framingham, Mass.

Silva completed passes to nine different players as Farmingham State improved to 5-0.

Matthew Mangano rushed for 22 yards and three touchdowns for the Rams as well.

Michael Fahey led MMA (0-6) with 97 rushing yards on 28 carries.

Mount Ida 30, Husson 3: The Mustangs scored 27 unanswered points in the second half to snap a 3-3 game and earn the victory at the Winkin Complex in Bangor.

Scott Drosendahl completed 12 of 20 passes for 200 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Mustangs (5-1).

Farmingdale native Ryan Dorso rushed for a team-high 43 yards on 15 carries for Husson (1-5).

Oak Hill graduate Ben Foss had three catches for 41 yards for Husson as well.

Hamilton 14, Bowdoin 13: Sophomore Jeffrey Hopsicker threw a 41-yard touchdown pass to Joe Jensen with 5:16 left in the fourth quarter to give the Continentals a come-from-behind victory in Clinton, N.Y.

Tailback Zach Donnarumma rushed for 84 yards on 27 caries to lead Bowdoin (1-2). Quarterback Thomas Romero went completed 18 of 35 passes for 206 yards and a touchdown for the Polar Bears as well.

First-year coach Andrew Cohen earned his first victory for the Continentals (1-2).

Wesleyan 24, Bates 22: Kyle Gibson rushed for 141 yards and quarterback Jesse Warren threw three touchdown passes to lead Wesleyan (4-0) to the NESCAC victory in Lewiston.

Warren completed 14 of 22 passes for 163 yards.

Trevor Smith completed 19 of 37 passes for 233 yards to lead Bates (2-2).


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