College: Week 3 New England College Round-Up

It was another great weekend of college action in New England. Here are some thoughts on Week 3.

1.Boston College finally got their ground game going in a 38-17 win over Maine. Let’s see if they can sustain it this week against Florida State.

  1. Speaking of Maine. Hat tip to coach Jordan Stevens and his staff. The Black Bears played tough in the loss to Boston College.

  2. Congratulations to Don Brown on picking his first win in his second tour of duty with UMass. The defense shut down Stony Brook but the offense has some work to do.

  3. Harvard got a scare from Merrimack on Friday night, needing overtime to beat the Warriors. We say it all the time, but Dan Curran has assembled one of the most talented teams in the region in Andover.

  4. Brown won a thriller in double overtime over Bryant. For the Bears, it was a much needed win to start the season. For the Bulldogs, it was yet another early season heartbreaker.

  5. Holy Cross was impressive in their win over a good Yale team. The offense was clicking on all cylinders and the defense controlled the line of scrimmage.

  6. URI fell behind early and couldn’t catch up in 42-21 loss to a very good Delaware team. It was a disappointing loss for a Rams team that looked poised to make a CAA run.

  7. Same goes for UNH who just couldn’t keep up with an athletic N.C Central team. The Wildcats will hope to bounce back at Towson this weekend.

  8. Dartmouth picked up where they left off last season in a 35-13 win over Valpo. If this game was any indication, the Big Green will lean on their ground game and defense this season.

  9. Tough weekend for the Connecticut NEC teams. Sacred Heart lost 24-9 to Morgan State while CCSU got blitzes at S.E Louisiana 70-6. The Pios continue to struggle on offense and return home to face Dartmouth. The Blue Devils travel to Albany.