- Score: Endicott 21, MIT 9
- Records: MIT (1-4, 1-1 NEFC); Endicott (2-3, 2-0 NEFC)
- Location: Cambridge, Mass. (Steinbrenner Stadium)
- The Lead: On a rainy Saturday afternoon, the MIT football team dropped a 21-9 final to visiting Endicott College in NEFC action at Steinbrenner Stadium. The Gulls held a 14-7 halftime lead before coming away with the 12-point final.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- In the first quarter, the Gulls got on the board with 1:14 left in the period as quarterback Joe Kalosky capped a six-play, 36-yard drive with a nine-yard rushing touchdown off the left side for the 7-0 advantage.
- Early in the second quarter, the Engineers answered with a one-yard touchdown run up the middle from freshman Jack Bernatchez (Belgrade, Maine) to tie it at 7-7 with 11:42 remaining in the second. The score was set up by a fourth-and-three conversion as sophomore wideout Eddy Garcia-Montes (Miami, Fla.) made a leaping catch, tip toed the sideline and made it down to the five-yard line before being tackled.
- Endicott went into the half leading by a touchdown as quarterback Michael Scherer scored from six yards out on a TD off the right side of the line with 2:16 remaining before the break. After halftime, the Gulls stretched the lead to 14 as Lavante Wiggins spun and bounced off a number of tacklers from two yards out with 7:57 on the clock in the third.
- The lone scoring in the fourth came by way of a safety for MIT as the Gulls fumbled at the five and the ball squirted out of the back of the end zone for two points and the 21-9 final.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- For the game, Endicott held a 152-137 edge in passing yards and outgained the Engineers 27-165 in yards of total offense.
- Wiggins led the Gulls with 59 rushing yards, while MIT was led by freshman John Robertson (Brentwood, Tenn.) with 26 yards. Kalosky threw for 145 yards for Endicott, while MIT sophomore Udgam Goyal (Frisco, Texas) completed 12 passes for 137 yards that included six catches by Garcia-Montes for 84 yards.
- Senior Kodiak Brush (Yorba Linda, Calif.) led all tacklers with 13 stops for the Engineers that included a half sack and interception. For Endicott, William Rivera was the top performer with nine tackles that included a pair of tackles for loss.
- MIT is back in action on Saturday, October 15th as the Engineers travel to Western New England for a 1 p.m. start.