It was another ugly weekend for (most of) the local college football teams, with Boston College being taken to the woodshed by Florida State and UConn losing its second straight Big East game against Temple. On the bight side, though, Harvard continued its winning ways, shredding Bucknell to remain undefeated.
Boston College was embarrassed by Florida State, losing 51-7, in its worst loss since the 2000 season. There was a brief moment -- brief, mind you -- when it looked like the Eagles could have some success against the Seminoles. After taking the ball deep inside the red zone, BC coughed up the ball on downs, and aside from a single touchdown drive, that would be the highlight of the game for the underperforming Eagles. Chase Rettig was held to 122 passing yards and a score, and Andre Williams rushed for 104 yards, but BC gave up 649 total yards and 439 passing yards to E.J. Manuel. BC falls to 1-5 and 0-3 in the ACC.
UConn blew a two touchdown lead and let its second straight Big East game slip away, losing to Temple, 17-14, in overtime. The Huskies went ahead 14-0 after two first quarter scores, but surrendered three unanswered scores, capped off by a 29-yard game-winning field goal from Brandon McManus. The Huskies had a chance to go ahead in the overtime, but Chad Christen missed a short field goal to give the Owls their second straight Big East win. Chandler Whitmer had 293 passing yards and two touchdowns and Max DeLorenzo rushed for 91 yards while former BC rusher Montel Harris darted for 142 yards for Temple. UConn fell to 3-4 overall and 0-2 in conference play.
Harvard used a big second quarter to crush Bucknell, 35-7. Colton Chapple threw for 189 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 120 yards and two scores as the Crimson burned the Bison for 459 yards. Harvard had three big scoring plays in the game, with Chapple rushing for a 59-yard touchdown in the third quarter and Chapple throwing a 59-yard touchdown pass and Andrew Fischer running for a 59-yard score in the second. Harvard held Bucknell to 23 rushes on 37 rushes. The Crimson are still undefeated at 5-0 (2-0 Ivy League).
New England College Football Scores - Week 7
Florida State 51, Boston College 7.
Temple 17, UConn 14.
Harvard 35, Bucknell 7.
Lafayette 20, Yale 10.
New Hampshire 44, Richmond 40.
Princeton 19, Brown 0.
Central Connecticut State 38, Duquesne 31.
Georgia State 41, Rhode Island 7.
Colgate 51, Holy Cross 35.
Bryant 38, Robert Morris 35.
Sacred Heart 27, Dartmouth 10.
Stony Brook 27, Coastal Carolina 21.
Towson 24, Maine 19.
Mass Maritime 56, Fitchburg State 32.
Stonehill 22, Merrimack 20.
Howard 14, Bowdoin 13.
Salve Regina 37, Curry 33.
Amherst 23, Colby 3.
Bridgewater State 19, Worcester State 7.
Wesleyan 24, Bates College 22.
New Haven 17, Bentley University 13.
American international 34, Southern Connecticut State 7.
Western New England 36, MIT 14.
St. Anselm 48, Pace 21.
Nichols 26, UMass Dartmouth 16.
Westfield State 27, Coast Guard 31.
Framingham State 56, Mass Maritime 0.
Middlebury 30, Williams 13.
Trinity (CT) 40, Tufts 7.
SUNY Maritime 42, Anna Maria 21.
Springfield 66, Merchant Maritime 13.
Castleton State 45, Becker College 13.
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