WATERVILLE — Jack O’Brien threw for 297 yards and a pair of touchdowns and John Baron kicked a pair of field goals to lead Colby to a 27-7 win over Hamilton in New England Small College Athletic Conference football action Saturday.

The Colby (2-3, 2-3) defense opened the scoring on a 34-yard fumble recovery by Patrick Yale with 1:37 left in the first quarter after Jack Muntu-Caron sacked Hamilton’s Kenny Gray and forced a fumble.

Baron added the first of his two field goals from 22 yards out to extend the Colby lead to 9-0 with 9:47 left in the first half.

The Mules extended the lead to 17-0 on a 6-yard touchdown pass from O’Brien to Ryder Arsenault with 1:35 left in the first half.

On the ensuing drive Hamilton (1-4, 1-4) responded with a 44-yard touchdown pass with 13 seconds left in the half to cut the deficit to 17-7.

Baron added a 33-yard field goal in the third quarter and the Mules closed out the scoring on a 19-yard touchdown pass from O’Brien to Alex Kramer at the start of the fourth quarter.

Sebastian Ferrell had four receptions for 77 yards for the Mules and Kramer caught five passes for 50 yards.

MIDDLEBURY 28, BATES 9: Jared Lebowitz completed 35-of-56 passes for 394 yards and three touchdowns as the Panthers (5-0, 5-0) scored 28 unanswered points over the final three quarters to erase an early 9-0 deficit in a NESCAC win over the Bobcats (1-4, 1-4) at Middlebury, Vermont.

Bates opened the scoring 2:58 into the game when Mark Upton tackled running back Drew Jacobs in the end zone for a safety.

On the ensuing drive the Bobcats extended their lead to 9-0 on a 48-yard touchdown pass from Sandy Plashkes to Brian Daly with 8:49 left in the first quarter.

Middlebury cut the deficit to 9-7 on a 25-yard touchdown pass from Lebowitz to Conrado Banky in the opening minutes of the second quarter.

The Panthers took the lead for good on a 26-yard touchdown pass from Lebowitz to Banky with 8:50 left in the first half.

Lebowitz added his third touchdown pass early in the third quarter and the Panthers put the game out of reach on a Diego Meritus touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter.

Daly finished with three receptiosn for 55 yards and Peter Boyer rushed for 56 yards on 13 carries for the Bobcats.

TRINITY 38, BOWDOIN 7: Sonny Puzzo completed 10 passes for 181 yards and one touchdown and also rushed for 22 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Bantams (5-0, 5-0) downed the Polar Bears (0-5, 0-5) in a NESCAC game at Brunswick.

The Bantams received the opening kickoff and capped an 11 play, 64-yard drive with a 6-yard touchdown run by Max Chipouras, who rushed for 84 yards on 17 carries.

After adding another touchdown late in the first quarter, the Bantams pulled away with 17 unanswered points in the second quarter.

Bowdoin cut the deficit to 31-7 on a 7-yard touchdown pass from Tim Drakeley to Ejaaz Jiu with 10:36 left in the third quarter.

Liam Ford caught seven passes for 84 yards for the Polar Bears, who were outgained 456-216 by the Bantams.

HUSSON 42, ANNA MARIA 0: Cory Brandon completed 14-of-20 passes for 305 yards and five touchdowns, and John Smith rushed for 231 yards and a touchdown as the Eagles (6-1, 4-0) cruised to a win over the Amcats (0-7, 0-4) in an ECFC game at Bangor.

Deon Wiggins caught five passes for 140 yards and two touchdowns, and Kadeem Edge added four catches for 70 yards and two touchdowns for the Eagles, who led 28-0 at halftime.

Ellis Throckmorton had a team-high 10 tackles with three sacks and one forced fumble for the Eagles, who held Anna Maria to just 37 yards of total offense while gaining 708 yards.

Robenson Saintard also caught a touchdown pass for the Eagles and finished with three catches for 92 yards.

CURRY 42, MAINE MARITIME 41: Alex Corvese threw a 13-yard touchdown pass with 4:21 to play in regulation to give the Colonels (3-3, 1-3 New England Football Conference) the lead for good as they outlasted the Mariners (1-5, 0-4) in Milton, Massachusetts.

The connection was the fifth touchdown pass of the day for Corvese, who was 30 for 52 for 303 yards for Curry, Cawlina had a pair of touchdown grab, catching nine passes for 133 yards.

Corey Creegar led the offense for Maine Maritime, rushing for 50 yards and four touchdown runs. He also threw for 58 yards, James Ferrar had 23 carries for 106 yards.


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