Football Wins Inaugural New England Bowl

Football Wins Inaugural New England Bowl

Nov 21, 2016

NEWPORT, R.I. - The Framingham State University defense stopped Salve Regina University on four straight plays inside the ten yard line in the final two minutes as the Rams defeated the Seahawks 37-34 in the Inaugural New England Bowl on Saturday, Nov. 19. The Rams close another successful season at 8-3.

Salve Regina was driving for the go ahead score and had a first and goal from the seven with 2:07 remaining in the fourth quarter. Sam Pascale rushed for five yards on the first two plays setting up a third and goal from the two yard line. After a timeout, Pascale gained a yard on third down and then was stuffed for no gain by Zach Lozzi (Lynn, Mass.) on fourth down to secure the victory for the Rams.

Freshman quarterback Adam Wojenski (Stratford, Conn.) was selected MVP after completing 13-of-20 passes for 224 yards with a pair of touchdowns, while also rushing for 21 yards and another score.

Sophomore Quron Wright (Worcester, Mass.) rushed for 121 yards on 12 carries with a touchdown, while junior Mike Calicchio (Chelmsford, Mass.) made three receptions for 123 yards in the game.

The Rams defense was led by eight tackles apiece from senior Aaron Owens (Springfield, Mass.) and junior Svenn Jacobson (Cumberland, ME) and Tom Burns (Attleboro, Mass.).

Four Division III conferences in New England presented the Inaugural New England Bowl – the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) absorbing five members of the New England Football Conference (NEFC), the Eastern College Football Conference (ECFC), the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) and the New England Men's and Women's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC).

About Framingham State University

Framingham State University was founded in 1839 as the nation’s first public university for the education of teachers. Since that time, it has evolved into a vibrant, comprehensive liberal arts institution offering small, personalized classes on a beautiful New England campus. Today, the University enrolls more than 6,000 students with 58 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional fields. As a State College and University (SCU), Framingham State prides itself on quality academic programs, affordability, and commitment to access for all qualified students.