/seasons/2011/contrib/20110910grwnhv

Silva Tosses Five TDs and Rushes for One as Framingham State Defeats Nichols 54-13

More news about: Framingham State

Framingham, Mass. – Freshman quarterback Matt Silva (Dracut, Mass.) tied a school record with five touchdown passes and rushed for another as the Framingham State University football team defeated Nichols College 54-13 in non-conference action tonight at Bowditch Field.  With the win, the Rams even their record at 1-1, while the Bison fall to 0-2.

Silva, who was making his first collegiate start, completed 14 of 14 pass attempts for 234 yards with no interceptions in just one half of action. With sis five touchdown passes to three different receivers Silva now shares the single game touchdown pass record with three former Rams.  Silva rushed for 58 yards on five carries and scored the Rams first touchdown of the game on a 13-yard scramble with 7:16 remaining in the first quarter.  Silva was also 6-of-7 kicking extra points in the game.

The Rams set a new school record for points in a game on sophomore Melikke Van Alstyne's (Salem, Mass.) four yard touchdown run in the third quarter.  The Rams previous record for points in a game was 49 which was set during the 1973.

Van Alstyne rushed for a game-high 122 yards on 18 carries with two scores, while senior wide receiver James McCarthy (Newton, Mass.) was Silva's main target with eight catches for 113 yards and two touchdowns.  Junior Alex Avery (Milford, Mass.) made three receptions for 85 yards with two scores, while freshman Jared Gauthier (Dracut, Mass.) also had three catches for 41 yards including a one handed touchdown reception in the first quarter.

The Bison took the opening kickoff and drove covered 49 yards in 13 plays setting up the game's first score, a Bill Crory 38-yard field goal with 9:40 left in the first.  It was all Rams after that as they scored touchdowns on their first seven possessions to open a commanding lead at the half.

The Rams defense came up with three interceptions in the first half setting the offense up with a short field that ultimately led to three of those scores.  Sophomore Kyle Shonio (Swampscott, Mass.) intercepted Jacob Shoup and returned it 19 yards setting up the first of Silva's touchdown tosses to McCarthy. 

Freshman Ony Ramos (Lawrence, Mass.) intercepted Bison backup quarterback Dan Snyder and returned the ball to the Nichols 24 yard line.  After a 19-yard rush by Silva, he connected with McCarthy for the second time in the game and for the second time in less than a minute putting the Rams up 20-3 with 3:49 remaining in the first.

Senior Mark Nunes (Taunton, Mass.) had the Rams other interception which set up a 69-yard touchdown strike from Silva to Avery that put the Rams in front 41-13 in the second quarter.

The Rams amassed 469 yards of total offense in the game to 260 yards for the Bison.  Framingham State held a 374 to 144 advantage in total offense in the first half alone.

Snyder finished the game 9-of-29 for 119 yards with two interceptions for the Bison, while Shoup completed 4-of-11 for 71 yards with one pick.

The Rams return to action on Saturday, September 17th at Salve Regina with kickoff slated for noon, while the Bison travel to Worcester State on Thursday evening at 7 p.m.

Aug. 31: All times Eastern
7:00 PM
Moravian at King's
Live stats Tickets
7:00 PM
Methodist at Campbell
7:00 PM
Alfred State at Coast Guard
Live stats
7:00 PM
Allegheny at Thiel
Live stats
7:00 PM
Stevenson at Frostburg State
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
Wesley at Delaware Valley
7:00 PM
Mayville St. at Buena Vista
7:30 PM
Manchester at Trine
Video Live stats
8:00 PM
McMurry at Okla. Panhandle
8:00 PM
Millsaps at Belhaven
8:00 PM
Greenville at Millikin
Sep. 1: All times Eastern
7:00 PM
Salisbury at Albright
7:00 PM
Mount Ida at Mass-Dartmouth
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
Fitchburg State at Curry
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
Johns Hopkins at Washington and Lee
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
FDU-Florham at TCNJ
7:00 PM
MIT at Becker
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
Westfield State at Nichols
Video Live stats
7:30 PM
Anna Maria at WPI
Video Live stats
7:30 PM
Gettysburg at Bridgewater
Video Live stats
Sep. 2: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Grove City at Juniata
Live stats Audio
12:00 PM
Framingham State at Endicott
Video Live stats
12:00 PM
Worcester State at Salve Regina
Live stats
12:00 PM
Maine Maritime at SUNY-Maritime
Live stats
12:00 PM
Norwich at Morrisville State
Live stats
12:00 PM
Bethany at Ursinus
Video Live stats
12:00 PM
Brockport at Hobart
12:00 PM
Augustana at Cortland
12:00 PM
Bridgewater State at Buffalo State
Video Live stats
12:00 PM
Carnegie Mellon at Washington U.
Video Live stats Live stats
12:30 PM
N.C. Wesleyan at Mount Union
Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Wilkes at Muhlenberg
1:00 PM
Kalamazoo at Oberlin
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Catholic at McDaniel
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Heidelberg at Olivet
Live stats
1:00 PM
Franklin and Marshall at Lebanon Valley
1:00 PM
Alma at St. Vincent
1:00 PM
Castleton at Plymouth State
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Lycoming at Susquehanna
1:00 PM
UW-Oshkosh at John Carroll
Video Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Alfred at Ithaca
1:00 PM
Misericordia at Merchant Marine
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Albion at Wabash
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Dickinson at Randolph-Macon
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Bluffton at Wooster
Video Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Union at Husson
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Springfield at Western New England
1:00 PM
Wittenberg at Westminster (Pa.)
1:00 PM
St. John Fisher at Washington and Jefferson
1:00 PM
Ferrum at Emory and Henry
Video Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Averett at Hampden-Sydney
Video Live stats Audio
1:00 PM
Berry at Maryville (Tenn.)
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Waynesburg at Muskingum
Live stats
1:00 PM
William Paterson at RPI
1:00 PM
Franklin at Thomas More
Live stats
1:00 PM
Greensboro at Apprentice
1:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Chicago
Video Live stats
1:00 PM
Kenyon at Sewanee
1:30 PM
Centre at Hanover
1:30 PM
Mount St. Joseph at Capital
Video Live stats
1:30 PM
Baldwin Wallace at Defiance
Live stats
1:30 PM
Earlham at Wilmington
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Birmingham-Southern at LaGrange
Video Live stats Audio
2:00 PM
St. Norbert at UW-Stevens Point
2:00 PM
Carthage at Aurora
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Hope at Monmouth
Video Live stats Audio
2:00 PM
Guilford at Huntingdon
2:00 PM
UW-Stout at Simpson
2:00 PM
Concordia-Moorhead at Nebraska Wesleyan
Video Live stats Audio
2:00 PM
Finlandia at Concordia (Wis.)
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
St. Scholastica at St. John's
Video Live stats Audio
2:00 PM
Dubuque at Bethel
2:00 PM
Westminster (Mo.) at Gustavus Adolphus
2:00 PM
Macalester at Carleton
2:00 PM
Grinnell at St. Olaf
2:00 PM
Hamline at Crown
2:00 PM
UW-Whitewater at Illinois Wesleyan
2:00 PM
Whitworth at Central
2:00 PM
Coe at UW-River Falls
2:00 PM
Loras at Elmhurst
2:00 PM
Concordia-Chicago at Ripon
Video Live stats
2:00 PM
Presentation at Lawrence
Video
2:00 PM
George Fox at UW-Platteville
Live stats
2:00 PM
Lake Forest at Beloit
Video
2:10 PM
UW-Eau Claire at St. Thomas
Live stats Audio
3:00 PM
Rockford at MacMurray
3:00 PM
Austin at Bacone
4:00 PM
Puget Sound at La Verne
5:00 PM
Western Connecticut at Hartwick
6:00 PM
Ohio Northern at Adrian
Live stats Audio
6:00 PM
North Park at Anderson
7:00 PM
Christopher Newport at Southern Virginia
Live stats
7:00 PM
Brevard at Davidson
7:00 PM
Gallaudet at Shenandoah
Live stats
7:00 PM
Otterbein at Ohio Wesleyan
7:00 PM
Marietta at Geneva
7:00 PM
Widener at Rowan
7:00 PM
St. Lawrence at Utica
7:00 PM
Southwestern at Denison
7:00 PM
Martin Luther at Minnesota-Morris
7:00 PM
Carroll at Lakeland
7:00 PM
Rose-Hulman at Illinois College
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
Trinity Int'l at Wisconsin Lutheran
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
Sul Ross State at Texas-Permian Basin
7:00 PM
Luther at UW-La Crosse
7:00 PM
Wayland Baptist at Louisiana College
7:00 PM
Knox at Eureka
Video Live stats
8:00 PM
Northwestern (Minn.) at Augsburg
8:00 PM
Iowa Wesleyan at Cornell
8:00 PM
Robert Morris-Chicago at North Central (Ill.)
Video Live stats Audio
8:00 PM
Wheaton (Ill.) at Benedictine
8:00 PM
Lyon at Hendrix
8:00 PM
Howard Payne at Southwestern Assemblies
10:00 PM
Trinity (Texas) at Redlands
10:00 PM
Rhodes at Willamette
Live stats
Maintenance in progress.