BANGOR, Maine — Obie Christmas rushed for two touchdowns and John Smith compiled 153 yards on the ground as Husson University used a balanced attack to defeat Alfred State 35-0 at the Winkin Complex on Saturday.
The 2-1 Eagles raced out to a 28-0 lead at halftime and did not look back.
Quarterback Cory Brandon, who amassed 176 yards through the air, opened the scoring for coach Gabby Price’s club with a 1-yard touchdown plunge.
Brandon’s first touchdown pass, a 45-yarder to Robenson Saintard, came on the Eagles’ following possession.
Both of Christmas’ touchdown runs came in the second quarter, from 12 and 3 yards out, respectively, and the scoring was capped with a 15-yard hookup from Brandon to Deon Wiggins in the third quarter.
Saintard led the Eagles’ balanced receiving attack with 52 yards on two catches, while Wiggins had four receptions for 36 yards.
Christmas finished with 48 yards rushing to go with his two touchdowns on eight carries. Smith was a force on the ground yet again, getting his 153 yards on 30 carries.
Husson’s defense held 0-4 Alfred State to 46 yards of total offense and four first downs. Luke Washburn recorded two sacks.
Alfred State’s longest play of the afternoon covered 22 yards. Quarterback Hunter Evingham passed for 41 yards.
MIT 30, Maine Maritime 13
At Castine, the visiting Engineers scored 23 unanswered points to erase a 13-7 deficit and defeat Maine Maritime Academy.
Jordan Susi had caught a touchdown pass from Corey Creeger and Jordan Doolan scored on a 79-yard run to help the Mariners (1-2) build their lead, but it was all MIT (1-3) after Doolan’s TD run.
Eddy Garcia-Montes caught what proved to be the game-winning TD in the middle of the second quarter on a 13-yard reception from Udgam Goyal.
A pair of field goals by Tucker Cheyne, one right before halftime and one in the third quarter, extended MIT’s lead to 20-13 at the start of the fourth quarter.
Goyal connected with Jacob Del Priore on an 11-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter to help MIT seal the win, and the Engineers’ defense kept the Mariners at bay for the rest of the contest.
Goyal finished the day with 229 yards passing while Garcia-Montes had 170 yards receiving for the winners.
Doolan finished with 107 rushing yards to lead Maine Maritime. The Mariners finished with 196 yards rushing.