SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – The Husson University Eagles (0-1) fell to Union College (1-0), 30-7, on Saturday afternoon in non-conference football action at Frank Bailey Field.
Solomon Hassen carried the ball 18 times for 86 yards with a touchdown.
Cory Brandon completed 20-of-30 pass attempts for 171 yards.
Corey Moore caught two passes for 57 yards, while Kyle Gaudet finished with 39 yards on five receptions.
Elvin Suazo led the Eagle defense with ten tackles (four solos, six assists, 0.5 for loss).
Antonio Rocha and Tarik Smith added seven tackles, while Jake Dobos contributed six tackles.
FOR UNION (N.Y.):
Will Bellamy threw for 370 yards and three touchdowns.
Griffin Beal and Andre Ross, Jr., both had over 100 yards receiving on the day, with Beal catching two TD passes, and Ross, Jr., catching one.
George Reed led the Dutchmen with ten tackles.
On the very first drive of the game, Union capped off a 71-yard drive with a 21-yard touchdown pass to Beal to put the Dutchmen on the scoreboard early.
The Eagles took a 7-6 lead 40 seconds later, after a 78-yard kickoff return by Ty Bassett, when Hassen capped off a two-play drive with a 10-yard run.
The Dutchmen reclaimed the lead on the ensuing possession when Bellamy hit Beal for his second 21-yard touchdown pass.
In the second half, a one-yard run by Travis Demby and a 64-yard touchdown pass from Bellamy to Ross, Jr. and Marcos Rodriguez’s 28-yard field goal gave Union the 30-7 victory.
Husson will travel down I-95 to Biddeford to face the Nor’Easters of the University of New England in their first ever home varsity game next Saturday, September 8th. Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m.