- Score: MIT 16, Curry College 6
- Records: MIT (2-0); Curry College (1-1)
- Location: Milton, Mass. (Walter M. Katz Field)
- The Lead: On Friday night in non-conference action, the MIT football team improved to 2-0 on the season with a 16-6 road victory over Curry College. The Engineers held a convincing advantage in time of possession as MIT held the ball for over 37 minutes in the 10-point win.
THE WAY IT HAPPENED:
- Early in the second quarter, freshman Jack Montinaro (Riverside, Conn.) pulled down a 25-yard touchdown pass over the top to cap a nine-play, 81-yard drive and give the Engineers a 7-0 lead with 14:50 left in the quarter.
- In the third quarter, sophomore Keithen Shepard (Vancouver, Wash.) returned a Curry punt 50 yards to the 32-yard line to put MIT into Curry territory. With 10:40 on the clock, senior Miguel Wagner (El Segundo, Calif.) scored on a 21-yard touchdown run up the left side as he made a number of tacklers miss for the 14-0 advantage.
- The Colonels got on the scoreboard with 7:46 remaining in the third as Nick Juvelier connected with Nick Villanueva on a 26-yard scoring strike up the right sideline to cut the lead to 14-6. The extra point attempt was blocked by MIT's Tyler Wasser (Brecksville, Ohio) to keep the lead at an eight-point margin.
- The Engineers appeared to be headed back to the end zone early in the fourth as Montinaro hauled in a 20-yard catch to get to the Curry 11-yard line. Senior Udgam Goyal (Frisco, Texas) fumbled while going for the end zone though as Curry regained control with 11:32 left in the game.
- With 11:12 remaining, Juvelier fired a desperation pass to the left sideline that was ruled intentional grounding as the Engineers picked up the safety to stretch the advantage to 16-6 and account for the 10-point final.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- MIT finished with a 113-31 rushing edge as Wagner picked up 97 yards and one touchdown on 30 carries. Shepard pulled down nine catches for 82 yards, while Goyal was 19-for-31 for 179 yards and one touchdown. On defense, senior Mitch Maisel (Newtown, Pa.) had seven total tackles that included six solo stops.
- For the Colonels, Juvelier complete 15-of-25 attempts for 141 yards and a touchdown that included four reception by Villanueva. Hunter Atwood was the overall leader in tackles with nine for the game.
- MIT hits the road again on Saturday, September 15th as the Engineers travel to Beverly, Mass. to take on Endicott College in a non-conference matchup scheduled for a Noon kickoff.