BANGOR, Maine — Their top two quarterbacks were out of action, they lost their starting center midway through the game to injury, and had a starting running back re-injure himself Saturday, but Husson University’s Eagles still gave Norwich University a big scare.
The Norwich Cadets withstood a furious, last-minute rally by the Eagles to pull out a 20-19 victory to spoil Husson’s football Homecoming game at Winkin Complex.
The game came down to the final play after Husson recovered an onside kick at its own 39-yard line and drove as far as the Norwich 45, but two straight incompletions as time ran out allowed Norwich to pull out the win. Husson scored with 61 seconds left to get within a point, but was stopped on its two-point conversion rush.
Danny Triplett ran for one touchdown and 116 yards and Andrew Fulford rushed for another 112 yards to power Norwich to its fourth win in seven games and keep the Cadets unbeaten in Eastern Collegiate Football Conference play at 4-0.
For the 2-4 Eagles (1-2 in ECFC), Julius Williams ran for 70 yards and scored one TD on 17 carries while true freshman Cody Goddard completed seven of 17 passes for 93 yards with one touchdown pass and one interception.