|Junior RB Andrew Fulford had two
scores, including this 35-yard screen
pass for a TD, in helping the Cadets
to a 52-7 victory.
Norwich athletics photo
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – The Norwich University football team used a dominating ground game to power past Husson College, 52-7, Saturday afternoon in Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) action at Sabine Field. The Cadets racked up 461 rushing yards in improving to 6-1 overall and 3-1 in conference play. Sophomore QB Kris Sabourin passed for three touchdowns to go with the team's three touchdowns Juon the ground.
Norwich opened the game strong, scoring on the first possession when Sabourin hit sophomore WR Chris Denton with a 55-yard touchdown pass to put the Cadets up 7-0 with 12:15 to go in the first quarter.
Junior K Long Ding added a field a little over five minutes later when he connected from 37 yards to push the NU lead to 10-0.
Norwich would add one more score in the opening frame when Andrew Fulford caught a screen pass from Sabourin and scampered 35 yards for the score, running its lead to 17-0.
The Cadets went on an 11-play, 91 yard scoring drive to
open the second quarter, capped off by a four-yard touchdown
run by senior RB Kyle Marzeoti. Following a Ding extra point
the NU lead was 24-0 with 9:13 remaining in the quarter.
Norwich would add one more touchdown in the half when Fulford
plunged in from two yards out to make it 31-0 going into the locker rooms.
The Cadets opened the scoring in the second half when Sabourin hit senior TE Derek Hungerford with a seven-yard touchdown pass in the back of the end zone, making the Cadet advantage 38-0.
Husson got on the board when Kash Keezer hit Ben Foss with a 68-yard touchdown with 2:48 to go in the game to account for the 52-7 final.
The Cadets racked up 557 total yards on offense, including 461 rushing, to the Eagles' 159. NU held a commanding 37:45 to 22:15 advantage in time of possession and had 31 first downs to Husson's six.
Fulford paced the Cadet rushing game with 110 yards and a score on 14 carries. Denton led the Cadet receivers with four catches for 54 yards and a touchdown.
The Cadets return to action next Saturday when they travel to Paxton, Mass., to take on Anna Maria. The ECFC contest will get underway at 1 p.m.