By Framingham State athletics
PLYMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE – The Framingham State University football team received a combined 227 yards rushing and three touchdowns from senior Marcus McBean Jr. (Norwood) and sophomore Devaun Ford (Mashpee) as the Rams blanked Plymouth State 33-0 Saturday afternoon in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) action at Panther Field in New Hampshire.
Framingham State remains undefeated in the Conference at 3-0 and is now 3-2 overall.
Plymouth State is still seeking its first win of the season at 0-4.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- The Rams racked up 483 yards of total offense in the game including 288 on the ground.
- McBean led the Rams offense rushing for 118 yards on 28 carries with a touchdown. McBean averaged 4.2 yards per carry, while making two catches for 25 yards.
- Ford rushed for 109 yards on 13 carries with a three touchdowns, while also making three catches for 18 yards.
- Junior Nicolas Goffredo (Hyde Park) completed 18-of24 for 179 yards with no touchdowns and one interception on the day. Goffredo also rushed for 54 yards and a touchdown.
- Sophomore EJ Nichols (Burlington Township, NJ) was the Rams leading making 12 catches for 116 yards with a long of 15.
- The Rams defense held the Panthers to 109 yards of total offense in the game including just 24 net yards passing while sacking the Panther quarterback four times in the game.
- The Rams defense was led by five tackles apiece from senior Joshua Onujiogu (Wareham), freshman Dylan DeWolfe and junior Cully Curran. Onujiogu recorded a pair of tackles for a loss in the game including a sack.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- After a scoreless first quarter, the Rams got on the board just under three minutes into the second when Ford scored on a 20-yard run. After Matthew Farley (Middleboro) converted the extra point, the Rams led 7-0.
- The game remained 7-0 until Farley converted a 17-yard field goal with just four seconds left in the opening half send the Rams to the locker room with a 10-0 lead.
- The Rams extended the lead to 17-0 on Ford 13-yard touchdown run with 9:15 left in the third.
- Goffredo capped a 13 play, 64 yard drive with an eight yard run pushing the lead to 24-0 with 1:50 left in the third.
- On the Panthers next possession, junior Nick Ashley (Worcester) sacked Brett Lavanchy in the end zone for a safety and the 26-0 advantage.
- McBean capped the scoring in the game with a one- yard touchdown run with just over six minutes left in the game.
UP NEXT: The Rams are back in action next Saturday when they travel to Fitchburg State for a MASCAC clash beginning at 3 p.m.