Becker football team edges Husson in overtime; Worcester State beats MMA

Posted Oct. 01, 2011, at 7:19 p.m.
Last modified Oct. 03, 2011, at 9:21 a.m.

Kyle Gregg scored on a three-yard run in overtime to give Becker College a 20-14 victory over Husson University while Worcester State handed Maine Maritime Academy its first loss of the season 39-22 in college football action Saturday.

In other college football action, Bates College defeated Tufts 28-9, Middlebury rolled by Colby 41-15 and Amherst defeated Bowdoin 20-3.

At the Winkin Complex in Bangor, Becker scored on its first possession in overtime after Husson failed to convert a field goal on its first attempt. Each team starts its possession at the 25-yard line in overtime.

Husson started overtime with two incomplete passes before Kask Keezer hit Desmond Nutter with a five-yard pass. That left Husson with a 36-yard field goal attempt, which Doug Dieuveuil missed.

Becker followed by driving down to the 3-yard line where Gregg scored.

Becker, now 1-4, got on the board first when Tyler Lafelice ripped off a 78-yard TD run with 5:57 left in the first quarter. Husson, now 0-3, responded early in the second quarter when Ryan Dorso scored on a one-yard run with 12:31 left.

Lafelice tied it about four minutes later, culminating a 10-play, 62-yard drive with a one-yard TD run.

Husson tied the game at 14 with 5:33 left in the half when Keezer threw a 39-yard TD pass to Imadhi Zagon.

Keezer completed 14 of 38 passes for 183 yards while Ben Foss caught four passes for 52 yards.

At Worcester, Mass., Worcester State ran off 32 unanswered points after MMA had taken a 7-0 lead en route to the victory.

Matthew Rende scored on a 28-yard TD run four minutes into the game for the Mariners of Castine, but Worcester State answered with a touchdown five minutes later, another in the second quarter and three more in the second quarter before MMA could answer.

Tony Tokarz figured in the scoring of three of the touchdowns during the Worcester surge as he ran for TDs of three and 11 yards and passed for a 33-yard TD to Kenny Russell.

Rende added a 10-yard TD run for 3-1 MMA in the third quarter and Ian Champeon scored on a four-yard run in the fourth quarter.

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