Londonderry’s Eric Fairweather struggled Saturday in Saint Anselm’s 42-21 road loss to Pace University, completing 21-of-45 passes for 196 yards while throwing four interceptions and just one touchdown, which was caught by Charles Elliott.
The Hawks took an early lead on a Nicholas Fiorillo 2-yard touchdown run, but went on to allow 35 unanswered points.
Elliot’s touchdown and a rushing score from Fairweather cut the deficit to 14 with 2:23 left in the game, but Pace’s Brandon Simmons hooked up with Ramir Tann-Davis for an 11-yard touchdown to thwart any comeback.
Fairweather, a senior, now has 4,132 career passing yards, becoming the fifth quarterback in program history to throw for at least 4,000 yards in their career.
UMass Dartmouth 21, Plymouth State 14: In Dartmouth, Mass., though the final score doesn’t indicate it, the Panthers were outgained by 318 yards in Saturday’s road loss to the Corsairs, losing that battle 433-115.
While PSU’s Brett Lavanchy threw for as many touchdowns as UMD’s Stephen Gacioch (2), Lavanchy finished 6-of-10 for 85 yards compared with Gacioch’s 32-of-45 for 305 yards. Gacioch also ran for 144 yards and a touchdown.
Lavanchy found David Hamilton for a 17-yard touchdown to tie the game at 7 with 2:55 left in the first quarter following Gacioch’s rushing score.
Gacioch answered with a 5-yard pass to Pedro DelToro as time expired in the opening period and later found Jeremy Jackson with 5:49 left in the half. Lavanchy finished the half with a 12-yard strike to Warner’s Gavin Moody.
Assumption 53, Franklin Pierce 6: In Worcester, Mass., Lo Jackson was the lone bright spot in Franklin Pierce University’s loss to Assumption on Saturday.
The junior wide receiver was responsible for the Ravens’ lone score, taking a hand off 10 yards for a touchdown with 5:05 remaining in the game.
Jackson finished with 47 rushing yards on six carries to go along with a 22-yard reception. He also completed 1-of-5 passes for 12 yards.
Assumption scored all of its points in the first half, putting up 27 in the first quarter and 26 in the second. Berrell Neal and Easton Turner each had a pair of rushing touchdowns for the Greyhounds. Joseph Kellum added one.