Framingham State To Face Wesley In Opening Round of NCAA Tourney

FRAMINGHAM – After receiving the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference’s (MASCAC) automatic bid to the 2019 NCAA Division III Football Championship Tournament, the 2019 MASCAC Champion Framingham State Rams will be facing Wesley College in Dover, Delaware in a first-round game on Saturday, November 23.

The Rams will be making their fifth overall appearance in the NCAA Tournament and their second straight.    

Framingham State finished the 2019 regular season 8-2 overall and a perfect 8-0 in MASCAC action with the key victory of the season coming in week ten when the Rams defeated Bridgewater State 40-20 to secure their second straight outright league title. 

The 2019 Rams led MASCAC in points (346), points per game (34.6), touchdowns (51), rushing yards (1728), rush yards per game (172.8), fewest yards allowed per game 274.8), interceptions (14), and fewest rushing yards allowed per game (90.5).

This will be the second meeting between Framingham State and Wesley as they previously met in the NCAA Tournament in 2015.

Wesley received one of the five at-large bids to the tournament after finishing the regular season 9-1 overall and 6-1 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC).  Wesley’s only loss on the season was to Salisbury who received the NJAC’s automatic bid.

More details on Saturday’s game will be released throughout the week.

To view the entire tournament bracket, click here

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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