NH College Football Roundup: Murphy's big game paces St. Anselm
St. Anselm College set some offensive records that might not be touched for a long time in its 52-45 football win at Seton Hill in Greensburg, Pa., Saturday afternoon.
Freshman quarterback Andrew Murphy's numbers were gigantic. He completed 45 passes on 74 attempts for 612 yards with seven touchdowns and two interceptions. All but the two interceptions are program bests.
Justin Bernard caught 16 passes for 224 yards and three touchdowns. The 16 catches tied him for best all-time while the yards and touchdowns are best ever. Ahkeen Williams also would have broken the previous receiving yards mark of 158 with his 170 yards. He caught 10 passes and scored twice.
As a team, St. Anselm gained 774 yards of offense and scored 52 points - both program records. Seton Hill accumulated 641 yards for a total of 1,415 offensive yards in the game. Seton Hill quarterback Andrew Jackson was 38-for-63 for 543 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions.
Dartmouth 44, Cornell 28
At Ithaca, N.Y., Freshman quarterback Dalyn Williams used an air and land attack to help the Big Green to victory. Williams connected for 160 passing yards with two touchdowns and rushed for another 96 yards and a score.
Four Cornell turnovers, three in the first quarter, also helped Dartmouth build its lead. Dartmouth is 5-3 overall and 3-2 in Ivy play while Cornell is 4-4 and 2-3.
Williams was 14-of-20 through the air. The Dartmouth running game collected 330 yards with junior Dominick Pierre leading the way with 26 carries for 154 yards and two touchdowns. Dartmouth had a season high 490 yards of offense.
The Dartmouth defense picked off Cornell quarterback Jeff Mathews (27-41, 315 yards) three times.
Curry 27, Plymouth St. 19
At Plymouth, Curry junior quarterback Kevin Fruwirth completed 23-of-38 passes for 278 yards and four touchdowns to lead his team to a New England Football Conference Body Division victory over Plymouth Saturday afternoon.
Curry is 6-4 overall and 5-2 in the Boyd while PSU is 2-8 and 1-6.
Panther quarterback Jake Tyler threw for 151 yards and two scores and he also ran for 47 yards and a touchdown.