Erin Fitzmaurice/THE GATEPOST
By Alexandra Gomes
After an early start, the Rams never looked back.
The Rams struck for the only score of the 9rst quarter with just over 3:30 left, when Matt Silva found Tevin Jones for a nine-yard score.
The touchdown completed a seven-play, 61-yard drive, which was highlighted by two 16-yard carries from Jalen Green.
Framingham would score again on its 9rst drive of the second quarter.
This touchdown again came from the arm of Silva, this time to freshman Napoleon Miller.
With a short field, only having to go 46 yards after a bad punt, a Silva pass and Green run set the Rams up at the Westfield 34.
From here, Silva dropped back and found Miller for a 34-yard catch and run touchdown.
The touchdown was the 9rst of Miller’s young career and gave the Rams a 14-0 lead.
The ensuing Westfield drive was quick, a three-and-out, and setup up the highlight of Quron Wright’s day.
Following the three-and-out, the freshman punt returner fielded the punt at his own 28-yard line and took it 72 yards for a touchdown and a 21-0 Framingham lead, which it would take into halftime.
Wright was named both MASCAC Rookie and Special Teams Player of the Week, not only for his 136 total return yards, but also for the 30 yards he added in rushing.
Coming out after halftime, the Rams were a bit sluggish, getting shutout in the third and allowing Westfield its only points of the afternoon.
With just over four minutes left in the third, Westfield capped a 12-play, 77-yard drive with a Travon Holder 10-yard touchdown run.
Cutting the lead to 21-7 at the end of three, the Rams came out firing on all cylinders in the fourth quarter.
A drive that started in the third, carried into the fourth and was complete when Green ran the ball in from eight yards out.
The touchdown marks Green’s first of the year.
Green followed up last week’s career-high performance with a team-high 23 carries for 135 yards. He is the first Framingham State running back to eclipse the 500-yard mark this year, as he has 501.
Trevon OXey, who did not play Saturday, is behind him with 214 yards.
The Rams’ final touchdown came with a little under two minutes left in the 9nal quarter.
After Wright set the team up at the two-yard line with his 30-yard carry, Silva dropped back and saw Jones with single coverage in the corner of the end zone and fired it to him for six.
The touchdown extended the lead to the eventual final, 35-7.
Silva finished his afternoon completing 19 passes for 212 yards, three touchdowns and an interception.
He still leads the country in passing touchdowns, 23, and is seventh is passing yards, 1,695.
Green and Wright added 165 combined rushing yards to the teams’ 364 yards of total offense.
Marcus Grant led all receivers with seven catches for 74 yards. He was followed by Jones, who added 4 catches for 52, along with his two touchdowns. The two scores put him at 10 this year, which leads the MASCAC and is fourth in the country.
On defense, Greg Peschel came up with Framingham’s lone interception, to go along with his eight tackles.
Stephen Beahn added eight tackles. He now leads the team this year with 48.
Quentin Jones added two sacks to his season total. He now has seven, while Israel Etienne came up with the first sack of his career.
Framingham heads into its bye week on a four-game winning streak, an overall record of 5-1 and sits in first in the MASCAC at 4-0.