PAXTON, Mass. – Donald Graham made a leaping, one-handed catch of Santo Simone’s two-point conversion pass in the third overtime on Saturday, lifting Anna Maria College to a 44-42 Eastern Collegiate Football Conference victory over Husson University of Bangor.
The AMcats (2-8) rallied from a 22-0 deficit in the final 9:55 of regulation to force overtime Simone’s 13-yard pass to Dom Conception, their third hookup of the quarter, tied the game with 1:05 left.
.In the third OT, Taquan Broadway’s 22-yard run gave Husson (2-8) the lead but the Eagles’ conversion pass failed.
By NCAA rules, teams must go for two points starting with the third overtime.
Anna Maria’s Simone ran 12 yards to tie it, then threw for the winning conversion.
Quarterback Kash Keezer rushed for 112 yards on 14 carries and completed 12 of 24 passes for 181 yards and a touchdown to pace the Eagles. Broadway finished with 101 yards on 20 carries.
Simone passed for 349 yards and four scores on 30-for-51 accuracy. Concepcion made 13 receptions for 166 yards and three TDs.
Husson jumped in front on Broadway’s 3-yard scoring run in the first quarter, then Reece Attard booted a 34-yard field goal and connected on a school-record 50-yarder on the last play of the first half to make it 13-0.
In the third quarter, Josiah Hartley scored on a 4-yard run and the Eagles registered a safety to make it 22-zip.
However, Simone threw TD passes of 9, 28 and 13 yards to Concepcion to get the AMcats even.
<span class=”Sports_10tb”>Colby 17, Bowdoin 0</span>
At Waterville, the Colby College football team made the 124th meeting between the Mules and Bowdoin College a day to remember with an aggressive defense and two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to earn awin at Seaverns Field at Harold Alfond Stadium.
The Mules, for the second straight year, won three of the final four games to finish the season at 3-5. Bowdoin ended the year with a 1-7 record. The Polar Bears had won six straight games against Colby in what is the third-longest Division III series rivalry.
The Mules forced four turnovers, held the Polar Bears to just 90 yards of total offense, and allowed Bowdoin just four first downs on the day.
The Mules held a staggering time of possession advantage of 43:01 to 16:59 and allowed Bowdoin just 41 offensive plays (Colby had 81 plays).
Even so, the Mules only led 3-0 heading into the fourth quarter. Thys scored their first touchdown of the day, going 43 yards on eight running plays and one pass to set up Spencer Gopaul’s 1-yard run with 6:50 to play
Colby the recovered a fumble at the Bowdoin 12 and scored on another 1-yard Gopaul TD with 5:06 left.
Zach Padula and Henry Nelson led the Colby defense with five tackles apiece.Ryan Veillette had 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble, an interception, and a pass break-up.
David Nurse and Griffin Cardeweach led the Polar Bears with 15 tackles
Gopaul ran for 127 yards, the two touchdowns and QB Justin Ciero ran the ball 30 times for 122 yards.
<span class=”Sports_10tb”>Bates 47, Hamilton 33</span>
At Lewiston, Bates College defeated Hamilton College at Garcelon Field to finish 5-3, the Bobcats’ first winning season since going 6-2 in 1981
The Bobcats scored their most points since a 48-28 win over Bowdoin in 2002.
Hamilton (1-7) scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter, finishing the game with 491 yards of offense to Bates’ 436. Bates countered with two touchdowns of its own in the final period, including linebacker Gilbert Brown’s 101-yard interception return.
Senior team captain Patrick George ran for a career-high 144 yards on 15 carries, leading a ground attack that piled up 355 yards
Bates quarterback Trevor Smith completed 7 of 13 passes for 81 yards and a touchdown, and also carried 11 times for 50 yards.
It is Bates’ ninth win over Hamilton in the teams’ past 11 meetings, and the Bobcats now own an 18-17 advantage in the all-time series.