ORONO — John Robertson threw for 285 yards and four touchdowns, Poppy Livers added 87 yards receiving and a touchdown, and Villanova beat Maine 41-20 on Saturday.

Villanova led 21-13 at halftime, and then Robertson threw two third quarter touchdowns, including a 43-yard strike to Kevin Gulyas.

It was the fourth consecutive game in which Robertson had thrown four TD’s for the Wildcats (4-1, 2-0 Colonia Athletic Association). Villanova has scored 40 or more points in four straight games, all wins, following a week one loss to Syracuse. The victory was also Villanova’s third straight at Maine, after losing their previous five road contests against the Black Bears.

Daniel Collins led Maine (2-3, 1-1) with 210 yards passing and three touchdowns. Damarr Aultman added nine catches for 88 yards for the Black Bears, who were held to just 59 total yards rushing on 28 carries.

WESLEYAN 28, COLBY 7: Wesleyan University took advantage of two costly Colby College turnovers to stay unbeaten with a New England Small College Athletic Conference victory at Seaverns Field at Harold Alfond Stadium in Waterville.

Kyle Gibson ran for 81 yards and a touchdown for Wesleyan (3-0). Jake Bussani returned an interception 22 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter for the Cardinals.


Jabari Hurdle-Price ran for 101 yards for Colby (0-3) and a touchdown. Cony graduate Luke Duncklee had four catches for 18 yards for the Mules.

HUSSON 20, NORWICH 10: John Smith ran for 126 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Eagles to the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference win in Bangor.

Smith’s second touchdown, an 11-yard run late in the second quarter, gave Husson a 20-3 lead.

Husson’s defense held the Cadets to just 134 yards of total offense. Stephen Dance had 14 tackles for Husson (2-1), while Ellis Throckmorton added 11 stops.

Keyen Foley threw for 88 yards and ran for 22 to lead Norwich (2-2).

ENDICOTT 45, MAINE MARITIME 28: Lawrence grad Jake Doolan gained 321 yards of offense and two touchdowns, but Endicott took the New England Football Conference win in Castine.


Doolan ran for 219 yards and two touchdowns and added 102 yards receiving and a touchdown for the Mariners (1-3).

Drew Frenette threw for 408 yards and four touchdowns for Endicott (3-2).

Lawrence grad Josh Doolan ran for 31 yards for MMA. Justin Lovely, of Gardiner, had six tackles for the Mariners.

BATES 19, WILLIAMS 12: Matt Cannone threw for 161 yards and a touchdown and ran for another to lead Bates to the NESCAC win in Lewiston.

It was the fourth win in a row over Williams (1-2) for the Bobcats (1-2).

Cannone completed 12 of 19 passes, seven of them going to wide receiver Mark Riley, the conference’s leader in receptions and yardage entering the game. Riley finished with seven receptions for 143 yards and a touchdown.


Lawrence grad Shaun Carroll ran for 30 yards for Bates.

BOWDOIN 33, TUFTS 20: Tyler Grant set a school record with 43 carries en route to a career-high 208 yards rushing and four touchdowns as Bowdoin claimed its first win of the season in Brunswick.

Grant became the first Bowdoin (1-2) running back to surpass 200 yards since Rob Patchett in 2004 and the first Polar Bear to score four rushing touchdowns in a game since Eric LaPlaca in 1992. His 43 carries broke the school record of 39 set by Patchett in 2004.

Quarterback Mac Caputi threw for 209 yards for the Polar Bears. Jack Doll threw for 349 yards for Tufts (2-1).

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