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College Football Roundup: Plymouth State routs UMass-Dartmouth; St. Anselm, BC beaten


September 24. 2017 2:50AM


The Plymouth State University football team appears to have a knack for finding the end zone during the early part of its 2017 slate. The Panthers continued to show as much while defeating UMass-Dartmouth 37-7 on Saturday at Currier Field in Plymouth.

The Panthers (3-1, 1-1 MASCAC), who scored all of their points before the Corsairs got on the board in the fourth quarter, have now scored at least 27 points in each of their first four games this season.

In-state players stole the show for Plymouth on Saturday as Concord's Jake Szulc and Milford's Matt Banuskevich combined for three of the Panthers' scores. Banuskevich opened the scoring with a 9-yard rushing touchdown before Szulc posted the next two TDs for Plymouth around a safety.

Szulc's touchdowns were his only catches of the game but he finished with 110 yards receiving, including a 94-yard touchdown catch from Panthers quarterback Zack Edwards.

David Hamilton and Nick Lancia also ran for a touchdown apiece to cap Plymouth's scoring. In addition to scoring, Plymouth's offense held possession for over 55 minutes compared to just 17 minutes for UMass-Dartmouth.

Manchester's Zach Ziemba paced Plymouth's defense with a team-high four tackles.

Plymouth hits the road for a 1 p.m. game next Saturday at Worcester State.

Stonehill 28, St. Anselm 14: In Easton, Mass., Stonehill scored a pair of first-quarter touchdowns and never looked back. St. Anselm (0-4 overall) scored on a 9-yard TD run by Londonderry's Eric Fairweather and a 4-yard TD pass from Fairweather to Kyle Hill.

Fairweather was 16-for-31, for 139 yards passing. He also rushed 14 times for 33 yards.

Clemson 34, BC 7: Clemson scored four fourth-quarter touchdowns to break a 7-7 tie and defeat Boston College on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. The No. 2-ranked Tigers improved to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in Atlantic Coast Conference play.

The Eagles (1-3, 0-2) tied the game on a 1-yard run by freshman running back AJ Dillon with 3:30 left in the third quarter, and it appeared the defending national champions were in for a down-to-the wire battle.

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