BRUNSWICK —Noah Nelson completed 28 of 43 passes for 328 yards and four touchdowns to lead Bowdoin to a 30-20 win over Hamilton in a New England Small College Athletic Conference game Saturday.

Andrew Tichy added 106 rushing yards on 28 carries for the Polar Bears (1-3), who led 15-0 at halftime. Hamilton (1-3) rallied with a pair of touchdowns in the third quarter to cut the deficit to 15-13 heading into the final quarter.

Bowdoin extended its lead on a 10-yard touchdown pass from Nelson to Nick Vailas on the second play of the fourth quarter, and put the game out of reach on an 11-yard touchdown pass from Nelson to Bryan Porter four minutes later.

Stephen Griffin and Ken Skon also caught touchdown passes for the Polar Bears.

HUSSON 49, BECKER 30: John Smith had a 70-yard touchdown run and finished with 197 yards on 39 carries, and Joe Seccareccia completed 24-of-35 passes for 282 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Eagles (4-1, 3-0) as they never trailed in an Eastern Collegiate Football Conference win over the Hawks (3-3, 1-2) in Bangor.

Becker scored four minutes into the fourth quarter to cut the deficit to 28-24, but the Eagles quickly responded when Smith scored from 70 yards out on the opening play of the ensuing drive.

WESLEYAN 24, BATES 14: Lou Stevens rushed for 117 yards on 12 carries and Gernald Hawkins threw for 228 yards and a pair of touchdown for the Cardinals (3-1) as they erased two first-half deficits before pulling away from the Bobcats (0-4) in a NESCAC game in Middletown, Connecticut.

Bates received the opening kickoff and capped off a four-play, 68-yard touchdown drive on a 3-yard run by Ivan Reese just 1:13 into the game.

After a Wesleyan touchdown early in the second quarter, the Bobcats regained the lead on a 33-yard field goal by Grant DeWald with 3:52 left in the first half.

The Cardinals took the lead for good with 33 seconds left in the first half on a 9-yard touchdown pass from Hawkins to Mike Breuler.

Bates final touchdown was a 5-yard pass from Patrick Dugan to Lani Eversage to cut the deficit to 24-16 with 1:50 left in the game.

WESTERN NEW ENGLAND 58, MAINE MARITIME 35: Tyler Ward and Nick Connell combined to rush for over 300 yards and score three touchdowns for the Golden Bears (6-0, 3-0) as they scored 30 straight points to pull away from the Mariners (1-4, 0-3) in a New England Football Conference game in Castine.

James Ferrar rushed for 133 yards on 11 carries for the Mariners. Skowhegan graduate Kaleb Brown recorded his first career touchdown in the loss.


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