Three New England FBS college football teams took the field on Saturday, and all three lost in embarrassing fashion. Together, they were outscored 105-48.
Boston College was embarrassed by Army, 34-31, in a game that the Eagles had no business losing (so we thought). Once again, the Eagles' offense did their job, scoring more than 30 points for the third time this season, only to have their hard work wiped away thanks to another horrendous defensive "effort." Army rushed for 516 yards -- rushed for, not total yards, that was just rushing yards -- and had four scores on the ground, three from quarterback Trent Steelman, and had three 100-yard rushers. BC is now 1-4. Have they hit rock bottom?
UMass took a step backwards, being routed by Western Michigan, 52-14, in a game where it was only able to muster 218 total yards. Coming into the game, UMass had scored more points in every game it had played this year, culminating in last week's tightly contested 37-34 loss to the Ohio Bobcats. Mike Wegzyn, who topped 300 passing yards and had four scores against Ohio, regressed this week, completing 12-of-19 passes for 88 yards. UMass hung around for one quarter before giving up 21 points in both the second and third quarters. The Minutemen are now 0-6 overall and fell to 0-3 in the MAC.
UConn dropped its Big East opener against Rutgers, 19-3. UConn turned the ball over five times, with Chandler Whitmer (14-for-32, 192 yards) being picked off four times. Lyle McCombs, who was arrested on Friday night, was limited to 32 rushing yards on 12 carries. Chad Christen's 19-yard field goal late in the second quarter accounted for UConn's only points. The Huskies had 244 total yards of offense. Connecticut dropped to 3-3 overall and 0-1 in the Big East.
Harvard put the rout on Cornell, beating the Big Red, 45-13. The Crimson amassed 544 yards, led by Colton Chapple's 362-yard, four-touchdown day. Treavor Scales rushed for 106 yards and one score and Andrew Berg had 132 receiving yards and three scores. Harvard improved to 4-0 (2-0 Ivy).
NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD - WEEK 6
Army 34, Boston College 31.
Western Michigan 52, UMass 14.
Rutgers 19, UConn 3.
Harvard 45, Cornell 13.
Dartmouth 34, Yale 14.
Holy Cross 13, Bucknell 6.
Albany 31, Bryant University 14.
Brown 17, Rhode Island 7.
Wagner 12, Sacred Heart 3.
Maine 26, Delaware 3.
New Hampshire 44, Georgia State 21.
Stony Brook 49, CSU 7.
Hobart 28, Springfield 7.
Salve Regina 57, UMass Dartmouth 21.
Endicott 56, Nichols 7.
Wesleyan 31, Colby 28.
Curry 35, Western New England 32.
MIT 28, Plymouth State 7.
Bates College 33, Williams 6.
Westfield State 63, Maine Maritime 13.
Trinity 53, Hamilton 14.
Bowdoin 17, Tufts 10.
Mount Ida 48, Anna Maria 35.
New Haven 65, Assumption 7.
Southern Connecticut State 47, Pace 26.
Union 21, Worcester Tech 6.
Kean 58, Western Connecticut State 7.
SUNY Maritime 33, Becker College 7.
Framingham State 39, Fitchburg State 9.
Middlebury 24, Amherst 3.
Bridgewater State 44, Coast Guard 21.
Bentley 38, St. Anselm 28.
American International 28, Stonehill 17.
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