The Rams took on the Bridgewater State Bears in a MASCAC matchup Nov. 9 at Bowditch Field.
The Bears took off running in their first drive, going 66 yards in only six plays for the game’s first score. Stefano D’Emilia hit William Watts for a 22-yard touchdown.
The Rams answered quickly after a strong first drive of their own. Adam Wojenski connected with Elijah Nichols for a 36-yard pass to set the Rams up at the two-yard line.
Devaun Ford capitalized on this play by running the ball into the end zone to tie the game 6-6.
After the Bears were forced into a three and out, the Rams went on a 10-play drive that finished with a Wojenski three-yard passing touchdown to Jacob Maher.
In the second quarter, the Framingham defense stepped up in a big way. Joshua Onujiogu sacked D’Emilia and forced a fumble, which was recovered and returned to the 40-yard line by Anthony Behonick.
A few plays later, Wojenski connected with Nichols again, but this time, it was for a 16-yard touchdown to make the score 20-6.
On the next Bears possession, D’Emilia threw a pick six to Behonick. After a successful PAT attempt, the score was 27-6.
The Rams went on to score 13 more points while holding off a late comeback attempt by the Bears.
The 40-20 win clinched the MASCAC for the Rams for the third straight year.
The Rams will now receive the MASCAC’s automatic bid to the 2019 NCAA Division III Football Championship.
Maher said, “I am ready to roll with these guys any day. Although winning the conference is an amazing feeling, the key is to now go ahead and try to win the Division III championship. We have the guys to do it.”
The Rams are now 7-0 in the MASCAC and 7-2 overall.