Nov. 4, 2007
Courtesy Endicott Sports Information
BEVERLY, Mass. - Endicott College posted 480 yards of total offense en route to a 30-7 win over MIT on senior day at Endicott Stadium in New England Football Conference action. The Engineers were unable to adjust after a late change moved the final game of the 2007 slate to Sunday.
MIT (2-7, 2-4 NEFC Boyd) threatened to get on board first as they controlled the ball at the Endicott six yard line on first and goal. However, the Gulls defense buckled down to close out the series as Daniel Orlando and Jarron Randall were able to stop DeRon Brown just inches shy of the end zone for a turnover on downs.
After both defenses swapped three-and-outs, Vinny Orlando put the Gulls ahead for good as he hooked up with Drew Cusato from 25-yards out for the game's first score. MIT's next drive stalled when Jarron Randall intercepted MIT single-caller Brian Doyle at EC's own 5-yard line. This happened just two plays after Doyle hit Thomas Franklin in stride for a 52-yard gain.
In the closing seconds of the first half, the Gulls (3-6, 3-4) took a 13-0 lead when Alex Smith found Ray Lynch in the end zone for a two yard score. Christopher Brennan's PAT put the Gulls ahead, 14-0, heading into the break.
The Gulls found the end zone on their first drive of the second half, this time when Orlando connected with Neil Powers for a 36-yard TD strike. Brennan added on the extra point to give the Gulls a commanding 21-0 lead.
On Endicott's very next drive, Colby Hawkins made two defenders miss and was off to the races, sprinting 30-yards for another score. The shifty sophomore finished the day with a game-high 105 yards on just 14 carries. He also had two catches for 34 yards.
The fourth quarter featured defensive stands from each team with the only points coming from a Brennan 23-yard field goal. Endicott closed the afternoon with season highs for rushing attempts (50), rushing yards (268), and first downs (25).