BANGOR, Maine - The Husson University (3-2, 2-0 ECFC) football team picked up their 18th straight conference victory with a 48-16 win over Dean College (2-4, 1-1 ECFC) in Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) action on Friday evening at the Dr. John W. Winkin Sports Complex.
- Miece Loureiro ran for 157 yards on 25 attempts with a long of 50.
- Solomon Hassen carried the ball six times for 15 yards and added a touchdown.
- Cory Brandon completed 12-of-18 pass attempts for 175 yards and three touchdowns.
- Brandon struck for touchdowns of 51, 33, and ten yards on the evening.
- Kyle Gaudet caught six passes for 135 yards to become the third wide receiver in program history to surpass the 1,000 yards of receiving in their career and two touchdown catches.
- Ty Bassett caught four passes for 45 yards with a score and ran for 14 yards on three carries.
- Jake Dobos led the Eagle defense with eight tackles (four solo, 0.5 for loss).
- Elvin Suazo contributed six tackles (four solo, two for loss) and a sack.
- Tarik Smith had a big night for the Eagles as he finished with six tackles (four solo), two sacks, three tackles for loss and two big forced fumbles.
- Ace Curry recorded three tackles (two solo) and a fumble recovery that he returned 30-yards for a touchdown.
- Zach Connolly and Frank Curran each had a sack and Matthew Montford recovered a fumble and returned it 45-yards to the house.
- Tyreek Bromley blocked a Dean punt and recovered it in the end for a score, while adding two fumble recoveries.
- Terrell Watts finished 5-for-14 with 132 yards and one touchdown.
- Quintus Reid completed 3-for-7 pass attempts for 127 yards with a touchdown pass, while carring the ball ten times for 33 yards and caught one pass for 22 yards.
- DeAndre Grange picked up 20 yards on ten carries.
- Erroll Breauz had six catches and 229 yards receiving with two scores.
- London Chambers led the Bulldogs' defensive effort with 13 tackles (ten solo, two for loss).
- After a three and out by Dean to begin the game, the Eagles marched right down the field in 11-play, 47-yard drive that was capped off with a ten yard touchdown pass from Brandon to Bassett.
- On the very first play of Dean's next drive following the Bassett touchdown catch, Tarik Smith stuffed Quintus Reid for no gain and striped him of the ball that was scopped up by Curry. Curry then returned it 30-yards to push the Eagle led to 14-0 with 8:04 left in the first.
- During the Eagles second offensive possession of the game, Brandon found a wide open Gaudet for a 51-yard touchdown pass giving the Eagles a 20-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.
- The Eagles advance their lead to 28 points early in the second when Bromley blocked a Dean punt that landed in their endzone and recovered by Bromley and a Brandon two-point conversion pass to Bassett.
- Dean finally found the endzone with 9:04 remaining in the first half when Watts completed a pass to Breaux and he broke loose for a 84-yard touchdown.
- Husson responed right back with a eight play, 67-yard drive that lasted four minutes and 29 seconds that was finished off when Brandon once again hooked up with Gaudet for touchdown. This time for 33-yards making the score of the game 35-7 with 4:29 left.
- The Eagles closed out the first half with a three yard touchdown run by Hassen, but the extra point was blocked and Dean returned for two points, and after a stripped sack by T. Smith that was recovered by Montford for a 45-yard touchdown to take a 48-9 lead going into the intermission.
- Dean scored the only points in the second half on a 99-yard touchdown pass from Reid to Breaux.
- Husson accumulated 393 yards on offense, averaging 5.5 yards per play.
- Husson finished with 193 yards of passing (8.0 per pass) on 15-for-24 attempts, and rushed for 200 yards on 47 carries (4.3 per rush).
- The Husson defense was particularly tough on third down, allowing the Bulldogs to convert on just four of their 12 attempts (33%), while forcing four turnovers and sacking the quarterback five times on the evening.
- This marked the first time in program history that the Eagles recovered two fumbles and returned them to house in a single-game.
With the result, Husson approves to 3-0 in the history of the series with Dean and 3-3 all-time in night games.
The Eagles make their third trip to the State of New York, this time they head to Alfred, N.Y. for a ECFC showdown with the Pioneers of Alfred State College next Saturday. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:00 p.m.