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Curry Captures NEFC Boyd Division Opener Against M.I.T., 34-7

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MILTON, Mass. – Senior Harold Rose (Buzzards Bay, MA) threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another as Curry dominated visiting MIT, 34-7, in the New England Football Conference (NEFC) Boyd Division opener for both squads. With the Homecoming win, the Colonels improved to 3-1, while the Engineers fell to 1-2.

Neither team was able to put the ball in the end zone in a scoreless first quarter. MIT got on the board first, thanks to a two-yard keeper by senior Kyle Johnson (Fairview, NC) at 8:12 of the second quarter. Five minutes later, Curry scored the first of 34 unanswered points by virtue of a 13-play, 65-yard drive that was capped off with a two-yard Rose pass that was tipped at the line of scrimmage and caught by junior Brian Woollard (Foxboro, MA).

The Colonels took the lead for good, 14-7, with just over a minute remaining in the half on a one-yard plunge by Rose. On the Engineers' next possession, freshman John Wenzel (Mandeville, LA) fumbled the ball at the Curry 45. Senior Kenniel Velez (Brockton, MA) picked up the ball on his own 40 and returned it 39 yards to the MIT 21. That set up a 37-yard field goal by senior Matt Alksninis (Mansfield, MA), giving the Colonels a 17-7 edge at the half.

Alksninis was able to convert on a 34-yard field with 7:58 remaining in the third quarter to extend Curry's lead to 20-7. After forcing MIT to go three-and-out, the Colonels once again marched down the field and into the end zone after junior Mark Gilson (Mansfield, MA) connected with sophomore Bruce Vieira (Pelham, NH) from three yards out, giving the Colonels a 20-point bulge.

As time expired in the third frame, Curry freshman George Alexandrou (Boxford, MA) blocked an MIT punt that was recovered by classmate Jonas Duffrene (Waltham, MA). The Colonels scored on the first play of the fourth quarter, as Rose launched an eight-yard scoring pass to sophomore Robert Bambini (Westwood, MA), accounting for the 34-7 final.

Curry held a slight edge in total offense (296-235) and first downs (16-12), while the Engineers held a significant advantage in possession time (34:51-25:09).

Rose went 9-for-22 for 96 yards, two touchdown passes and one interception. Gilson completed 7-of-8 passes for 75 yards and one touchdown. Senior Dennis Void (Brookhaven, PA) led the Colonels rushing game with 73 yards on 11 attempts. Bambini reeled in six receptions for 81 yards and a TD, while Vieira chipped in with five catches for 42 yards and a TD. Defensively, Curry was led by senior Mike Whittaker (Milton, MA), who recorded 10 total tackles (eight solo). He was followed by senior Sean Pike (Sudbury, MA) with seven total tackles (six solo), and Velez with six solo tackles including two tackles for loss (-6 yards) and a 39-yard fumble return.

MIT's passing game was shared by both Wenzel, who went 13-for-19 for 56 yards, and Johnson, who went 6-for-9 for 47 yards. Junior Marcel Sanchez (Oneonta, NY) paced the Engineers' ground attack with 84 yards on 25 carries. Senior Mike Fitzgerald caught nine passes for 62 yards. Junior Patrick Jupe (Austin, TX) led the MIT defensive effort with six total tackles (five solo), while freshman Rhys Borchert (Pocatello, ID) had three solo tackles and two interceptions (26 return yards).

The Colonels return to action next Saturday with a visit to Endicott College for a 1:00 p.m. contest. The Engineers will welcome UMass Dartmouth to Cambridge next Saturday for a 1:00 p.m. contest.

Nov. 18: All times Eastern
Final
Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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Nov. 25: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Wesley at Brockport
12:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
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12:00 PM
Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
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12:00 PM
Husson at Delaware Valley
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1:00 PM
Berry at St. Thomas
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1:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
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Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
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Trine at Wartburg
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Nov. 18: All times Eastern
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Muhlenberg 32, at Carnegie Mellon 6
@ Newark, Del.
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at Franklin and Marshall 21, Widener 7
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Susquehanna 28, at Albright 9
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Framingham State 48, Curry 14
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Cortland 35, at Union 28
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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Final - OT
at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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at Ithaca 27, Salisbury 17
@ Newark, Del.
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at WPI 17, SUNY-Maritime 3
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Nov. 19: All times Eastern
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at Alfred 29, Stevenson 16
@ University of Delaware
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