Football breezes past Westfield State
By Patrick Peterson
The Rams bounced back from their Homecoming loss on Saturday, putting up their ;fth win of 15 or more points with a 27-2 victory over the Westfield State Owls.
Despite Westfield State dominating the time of possession and creating two Framingham turnovers, their offense was unable to get anything going on the afternoon.
It was another dominating defensive performance for the Rams in which the Owls were shut out on offense, scoring their only points of the game on a safety in the first quarter.
From there on, the Rams took over, setting themselves up on the Owls’ 42-yard line with a 17-yard punt return by Napoleon Miller, and then scoring on a 38-yard scamper by running back Sebastien Robert.
It wasn’t long until the Rams struck again, this time on a 37-yard scoop and score by linebacker R.J. Fialli following a strip sack by linebacker Darian Belizaire. This sent the team into halftime with a 13-2 lead.
The Rams would add to their lead again early in the fourth quarter after an interception by defensive back Kenny Sullivan led to a Rufus Rushins’ 3-yard touchdown run.
Another interception by defensive back Rashaun Rivers gave the Rams the ball right back, but a fumble recovered by the Owls soon after prevented another scoring chance.
With just under three minutes left to play, the Rams put the game away for good when quarterback Adam Wojenski connected with receiver Shaquille Joseph on a 63-yard touchdown.
The win lifts the Rams to 5-2 on the season and 4-1 in conference play.