Football Falls to Framingham State in Season Finale

Football Falls to Framingham State in Season Finale

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – Senior running back Trevon Offley (Brockton, Mass.) rushed for 161 yards and three touchdowns as the Framingham State University football team defeated Worcester State University 42-34 this afternoon in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) action at Framingham's Bowditch Field.


With the win, the Rams conclude the regular season at 7-3 overall and 6-2 in the MASCAC and await word of a possible post-season bowl berth.  The Lancers see their season come to a close at 3-7 overall and 3-5 in the league.


The Rams rushed for a new school record 405 yards in the game surpassing the old mark of 402 which was established against Nichols College during the 2012 season.  Offley, who averaged 6.0 yards a carry, was the Rams leading rusher with 161 yards on 27 carries with three scores, while senior Jalen Green (Brockton, Mass.) added 92 yards on 20 carries with a touchdown. 


Freshman quarterback Adam Wojenski (Stratford, Conn.) threw for 127 yards and a touchdown, while also rushing for 82 yards and another score.


The Lancers were led by sophomore quarterback Mike Kadlick (Dedham, Mass.) who completed 16-of-29 for 227 yards with a touchdown, while sophomore Matt Lezama (Milton, Mass.) rushed for 76 yards and a pair of touchdowns.


The Lancers got on the board first just over five minutes into the game on a 12 yard run by Lezama that followed a 69 yard pass play from Kadlick to Anthony Brooks (Hubbardston, Mass.).  The Rams answered with a seven play, 53 yard scoring drive of their own to tie the score.  Offley rushed for 46 yards on the drive including finding the end zone on a four yard scamper with 6:36 left in the first.  Worcester came right back down the field with a 14 play, 53 yard drive to take the lead back on a two yard scoring run by Kadlick.


The Rams tied the score with 7:34 left in the half on a seven yard scoring strike from Wojenski to junior Mike Calicchio (Chelmsford, Mass.) and took a 21-14 lead into the locker room after a 10 yard touchdown run from Offley with just under two minutes remaining.


Worcester State capitalized on a Framingham fumble tying the score with 9:42 left in the third on a 78 yard fumble return for a touchdown by junior Rafael Guzman (Cambridge, Mass.).  The two teams would trade touchdowns late in the third quarter with Offley scoring from two yards out for the Rams and Lezama scoring from 28 yards for the visitors out sending the game to the fourth tied at 28-28.


The Rams took the lead for good with 10:24 on the clock in the fourth on a four yard score by Wojenski that capped a five play, 43 yard drive.  Green tacked on a one yard score for the Rams with 2:22 on the clock extending the lead to 42-28.  The Lancers had a chance down the stretch as they went 77 yards on four plays and used just 50 seconds off the clock to cut the deficit to 42-34 on a 35 yard pass from Kadlick to Lezama, but the Rams were able to recover the ensuing onside kick and seal the victory.


The Rams defense was paced by a game-high 14 tackles, including 10 solo, from junior Tom Burns (Attleboro, Mass.), while freshman Joshua Onujiogu (Wareham, Mass.) added five solo stops.


The Lancer defense was led by 11 tackles from Stephen Smialek and 10 from Matt Loureiro.


Release Courtesy of Framingham State Sports Information