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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]


Strong Second Half Leads FSU RAMS Football Past Bridgewater State

Filed under: Sports by News Staff at 5:20 pm on November 8, 2014
Framingham State University, home of the RAMS!

Framingham State University, home of the RAMS!

Framingham, MA - The Framingham State University football team scored 33 unanswered points, all in the second half, as the Rams defeated Bridgewater State University 33-10 in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) action this afternoon at Bowditch Field.

With the win, the Rams clinch the 2014 MASCAC Football Championship as they improve to 8-1 on the year and remain perfect at 7-0 in the MASCAC.  The Rams have won five straight MASCAC Titles.  The loss drops the Bears to 4-5 on the year and 3-4 in the conference.

Bridgewater State’s defense was the story in the first half keeping the Rams offense scoreless despite being inside the Bears one yard line twice.  The Bears defense came up with the stop on a 4th and goal from the one yard line with 1:43 left in the first.  Then the Bears kept the Rams out of the end zone on a third and inches in the early stages of the second quarter forcing a field goal attempt that hit the upright.

The Bears offense took the game’s opening possession and drove 64 yards on 10 plays and capped the drive with a 20 yard field goal from Colin Neri (Upton, MA) to take a 3-0 lead with 10:12 showing in the first.

The game would remain 3-0 until the closing minutes of the half when the Bears took possession with less than a minute remaining and scored the game’s first touchdown on a 37 yard strike from Danny Higgins (Manahawkin, NJ) to Travis Bassett (Littleton, MA) with seven ticks on the clock.

The Rams offense came alive in the second half scoring 33 unanswered ...[read more]


FSU RAMS Football Opens Season with 20-17 Victory over Endicott

Filed under: Sports by News Staff at 5:11 pm on September 6, 2014
Framingham State University RAMS

Framingham State University RAMS

Framingham, MA - The Framingham State University football team had four interceptions including one returned for a touchdown by senior Matt Mangano (Winchester, MA) as the Rams defeated Endicott College 20-17 in non-conference action this afternoon at Bowditch Field.

Framingham State forced five turnovers in the game, four interceptions and one fumble, which they converted into a pair of scores.  Mangano had a pair of interceptions and three tackles, while junior Tyllor McDonald (Springfield, MA) and sophomore Jaquan Harris (Randolph, MA) each had picks in the waning minutes of the game to help secure the victory.

The Rams (1-0) turned the ball over on downs near midfield on the first possession of the game and Endicott (0-1) would need just one play, a 47-yard touchdown toss from senior Drew Frenette (New Bedford, MA) to junior Alec Matys (Woburn, MA), to take the game’s first lead. After Kyle Regan (Nashua, NH) converted the extra point, the Gulls led 7-0 with 11:37 on the clock.

Junior Tyler Calitri (West Hartford, Conn.) intercepted Matt Silva (Dracut, MA) on the Rams ensuing possession.  The Gulls drove deep into Ram territory on the strength of Frenette’s arm, but senior Kevin Donahue (Norfolk, MA) was able to deflect a Frenette pass.  Mangano was right there to make the pick and raced 71 yards to the end zone for the touchdown. After a penalty on the extra point led to ...[read more]


Framingham State Rams Football, 41-9 Victory Over Plymouth State

Filed under: Sports by News Staff at 4:25 pm on October 26, 2013
Framingham State University RAMS

Framingham State University RAMS

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Framingham State University defense forced a pair of turnovers and held Plymouth State to just three field goals on 112 yards of total offense as the Rams defeated the Panthers 41-9 in a Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) football match-up at Framingham's Bowditch Field.

The Rams improve to 6-1 on the season and remain unbeaten in MASCAC action at 5-0, while the Panthers fall to 1-6 overall and are still in search of their first conference victory at 0-5.

The Framingham State defense held the Panthers to 98 yards on the ground and just 14 yards passing with a pair of interceptions. Plymouth State scored a field goal on the opening possession of the second half when they went ...[read more]


FSU Football Wins 21-14 Over UMass Dartmouth

Filed under: Sports by News Staff at 6:39 pm on October 5, 2013
Framingham State University RAMS

Framingham State University RAMS

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Framingham State University defense forced four turnovers by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth including a sack fumble by senior defensive end Chevere Archer (Lynn, Mass.) with 2:02 remaining in the game as the Rams defeated the Corsairs 21-14 in a Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) football contest this afternoon  at Framingham’s Bowditch Field.

The Rams remain unbeaten in the MASCAC at 3-0 and improve to 4-1 overall, while the Corsairs slip to 1-3 on the year and are now 1-2 in the conference. ...[read more]


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