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FSU RAMs Football Bests Western Connecticut 39-14

Filed under: Sports by News Staff at 5:45 pm on October 26, 2019
Framingham State University RAMS Athletics

Framingham State University RAMS Athletics

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Framingham State University football team received four turnovers and six sacks from the defense while senior quarterback Adam Wojenski (Stratford, Conn.) accounted for five touchdowns as the Rams defeated previously unbeaten Western Connecticut State 39-14 in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) action at Bowditch Field this afternoon.

The Rams defense held the high scoring offense of Western Connecticut to just 14 points in the game well below their league leading scoring average of 39.5 points per game. The Rams defense allowed 347 yards of total offense including 319 passing, but came up with four turnovers and six sacks.

Senior Dwayne Hunter-Parker (Waterbury, Conn.) recorded a pair of interceptions for the Rams to go along with six tackles, while classmate Carls Alphonse (Somerville, Mass.) added an interception with a 55-yard return and five tackles.  Junior Joshua Smiley (Springfield, Mass.) recorded five solo stops with three sacks including a sack-fumble. Sophomore Adeboye Oyaronbi (Revere, Mass.) added seven tackles and a pair of sacks, while junior Joshua Onujiogu (Wareham, Mass.) added four tackles and the Rams final sack.  Sophomore Cully Curran (Arlington, Mass.) paced the defense with 10 tackles including eight solo.

The Rams balanced offense recorded 341 total yards in the game including 176 yards passing and 165 yards on the ground.  Wojenski completed 15 of 25 for 176 yards with four touchdowns, while rushing for 84 yards on 16 carries with a score.  Freshman Devaun Ford (Mashpee, Mass.) rushed for 73 yards on 18 carries and scored on an 88 yard kickoff return.

Senior Jacob Maher (Marshfield, Mass.) recorded six catches for 69 yards, while junior Emmanuel Exilhomme (Roslindale, Mass.) added three catches for 54 yards and a pair of scores.  Freshman Elijah Nichols (Burlington, NJ) had a pair of catches in the game including a touchdown.

David James completed 21 of 42 passes for 319 yards for the Colonials with two touchdowns and three interceptions while being sacked six times. Will Daniels was James’ favorite target catching eight balls for 149 yards with a score, while Chris Pascall had five catches for 92 yards.

Anthony Via was the Colonials leading rusher with 50 yards on 13 carries. The Colonials defense was led by nine tackles including on for a loss from Austin Thornberg, while Vincent Scancarello added eight.

The Colonials had a chance to get on the board on their first possession of the day on a 29-yard field goal attempt from Jordon D’Onofrio, but the kick was short.

The Rams went 80 yards on 11 plays on their next possession taking the lead for good when Wojenski capped the drive with a 22-yard touchdown pass to Exilhomme. Wojenski picked up a pair of key runs on the drive to keep the chains moving. After the kick was blocked, the Rams led 6-0 with under a minute in the first.

Alphonse’s interception on the Colonials ensuing possession and 55-yard return with added yardage for a penalty set up the Rams second score of the game. Wojenski hit Exilhomme on the sideline and Exilhomme dove for the pylon for a 14-yard touchdown reception. The PAT failed and the Rams led 12-0 with 12:08 on the clock in the second.

Western Connecticut responded with a touchdown on their next possession of the game. James connected with Pascall for a 47-yard pass giving the Colonials the ball on the Rams 10-yard line. Three plays later James hit Daniels in the corner of the end zone for a 10-yard touchdown. After the PAT, the Colonials trailed 12-7.

Late in the second quarter a short punt by the Colonials gave the Rams the ball on the 32-yard line. A nine-yard rush from Wojenski and seven yards from Ford put the ball on the 16-yard line. Wojenski completed two straight passes an 11-yard gain to Maher and a five yard scoring strike to Nichols. After the PAT was blocked, the Rams led 18-7 with 1:30 on the clock before the half.

The Colonials moved the ball into Ram territory on their final possession of the half, but a sack by Smiley and a pair of incompletions kept the Colonials out of the end zone.

The Rams defense stopped the Colonials on the first possession of the second half before Wojenski tossed a four-yard touchdown to William Jean on the Rams first possession of the half. The Rams went for two and converted leading 26-7 with 8:17 left in the third.

The Colonials defense forced a fumble and came up with the recovery on the Rams 19-yard line with 2:36 on the clock in the third. On the first play from scrimmage Jams tossed a 19-yard touchdown pass to Devon Smith. After the PAT, the Rams led 26-14. Ford returned the ensuing kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown extending the lead to 32-14. A muffed snap on a punt by the Colonials set up the Rams final touchdown of the game. A one-yard quarterback sneak from Wojsenski with 11:07 left in the fourth. The Rams defense came up with an interception and a sack-fumble in the fourth to seal the victory.

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As Massachusetts' premier state college, Framingham State University offers prepared and motivated students a wide range of challenging undergraduate and graduate programs. Located just 20 miles from Boston, the university offers many options for students to engage in real-world learning both on its quintessential New England campus and in Boston and its thriving MetroWest region.

Thanks to Kathy Lynch, Assistant Director, Athletics, Sports Information at Framingham State University for contributing this story.

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Framingham State Men’s Basketball 67-64 Victory over Worcester State

Filed under: Sports by News Staff at 10:53 pm on February 17, 2016
Framingham State University (FSU)

Framingham State University (FSU)

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Framingham State University men’s basketball team received a double double from sophomore Tony Alexandre (Hyde Park, MA) and held off a second half comeback by the Worcester State University Lancers to secure a 67-64 victory in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) action this evening at the Athletic Center.

With the win, the Rams improve to 5-19 on the year and are now 2-9 in the conference, while the Lancers fall to 15-6 overall and move to 7-4 in the MASCAC.

Alexandre paced the Rams with a team-high 20 points on 9-of-17 from the floor to go along with a game-best 14 boards.  Senior Joe McCabe (Canton, MA), who connected on 4-of-6 from behind the arc, finished with ...[read more]


FSU RAMS Football 29-14 Victory over Worcester State in Season Closer

Filed under: Sports by News Staff at 1:17 am on November 16, 2014
Framingham State University RAMS

Framingham State University RAMS

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Framingham State University football team once again overcame a slow start to score 19 fourth quarter points as they defeated Worcester State University 29-14 in the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) regular season finale for both squads this afternoon at Bowditch Field.

With the win, the Rams improve to 9-1 on the season and finish the year a perfect 8-0 in the conference. They await word on a possible at-large berth in the NCAA Division III Football Tournament when pairings and seedings are announced tomorrow night at 6 p.m. by the NCAA.  The Lancers see their regular season end at 7-3 overall and 5-3 in the MASCAC.

Sophomore Jalen Green (Brockton, MA) led the Rams with 104 yards rushing on 27 attempts, while quarterback Matt Silva (Dracut, MA) had seven rushes for 40 yards and a touchdown. Silva struggled throwing the ball completing just 15 of 42 for 201 yards with three touchdowns and two picks.  Senior Randall Kelleher (Swampscott, MA) had three catches for 40 yards and a touchdown, while ...[read more]


Alumni Group Awards Sixty-nine Scholarships

Filed under: Schools & Education by News Staff at 4:46 pm on August 5, 2014
IAFSA

Visit the IAFSA website for additional information about scholarships at www.AlumniHouse.org

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Independent Association of Framingham State Alumni (IAFSA) is pleased to announce its 2014-2015 scholarship winners.

IAFSA, a charitable non-profit organization founded in 1874, offers approximately 30 scholarships and awards to Framingham State University students as well as interest-free loans. Some scholarships have multiple recipients. Scholarships and loan funding are provided by donations and bequests.

This year IAFSA is granting awards to a record 68 Framingham State University students. Scholarships range from $250 to $2,500. Recipients were chosen based upon their area of study, academic achievement, financial need, hometown, and campus involvement.

Two Framingham residents received awards. John McNeil was selected to receive the Cannes Internship Scholarship which makes it possible for qualified students to participate in the Cannes International Film Festival program through an associated one credit course. It was established in 2013 by an anonymous donor. Rebecca Wilson received The Murtaugh Scholarship which was established in honor of her parents by Joan E. Murtaugh, ’61 who taught for 36 years in the Framingham Public Schools. Graduates of any high school in Framingham may apply, with preference given to the offspring of police, fire, or military personnel.

Juliana Marra from Natick received the Paul T. Murphy Memorial Scholarship which was established by ...[read more]


IAFSA Celebrates 140 Years of Service with Alumni House Exhibit

Filed under: Schools & Education by Deb Cleveland at 1:20 am on May 15, 2014
Alumni House, Framingham State University

Alumni House, home of IAFSA

FRAMINGHAM, MA - 2014 is a landmark year for the Independent Association of Framingham State Alumni (IAFSA). It was founded 140 years ago in 1874.

Drawing from its archives and loaned items from alumni, IAFSA staff and volunteers have assembled a 140th Anniversary Celebration Exhibit at Alumni House, 42 Adams Road, Framingham.

As honored guests, members of the Framingham State Class of 1964 will officially open the exhibit with a ribbon-cutting ceremony during IAFSA’s annual meeting on Saturday morning, May 17th, 2014. The exhibit will close following IAFSA’s student scholarship award reception in the fall.

The exhibit features student life, alumni achievements and reminisces. It includes a retrospective fashion display, mementos, and ...[read more]


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