By Danielle Achin
The Framingham State football team dominated Fitchburg State 47-0 at Bowditch Field Oct. 8.
The Rams immediately opened the first quarter with an interception by Captain Cully Curran.
This gave FSU the advantage and after Curran's first interception, Devaun Ford brought back the ball 62 yards, finishing with a 1-yard scoring run.
With an extra point made by kicker Matthew Farley, the Rams led 7-0.
The Rams extended the lead in the closing minutes of the first quarter on a 2-yard touchdown run by Noah Leonard. Another successful point after by Farley resulted in a 14-0 lead heading into the second quarter.
A few minutes into the second quarter, Farley converted a 27-yard field goal, extending the lead to 17-0 for the Rams.
Less than two minutes later, a bad snap on the Falcons’ punt resulted in a safety, putting the Rams up 19-0.
The Rams’ hot start continued throughout the second quarter when Ford extended the lead with a 46-yard touchdown reception from Terry Smith.
Soon after, Curran returned his second interception 20 yards for a touchdown to give the Rams a 40-0 at the half.
The third quarter accounted for the final touchdown of the game. Ford once again ran the ball 62 yards down to the five and capped the drive with a 5-yard run. A completed extra point by Farley resulted in the 47-0 final score.
Quarterback Nicolas Goffredo commented on his team's performance, saying they play how they practice, and this game showed those results.
“We executed this week in practice and it showed,” he said. “Weeks before we didn't prepare or execute the way we played today and it was a completely different result.”
Goffredo said while it’s just another game in the books, the team needs to feed off of this win in order to be successful throughout the rest of the season.
“Every week is a new challenge and we are treating this week no differently,” he said. “We are looking to go 1-0 this week and it comes from how hard we prepare and execute leading up to the game, not on Saturday.”
The Rams are back in action Oct. 15 when they travel to Western Connecticut for more conference action - kickoff is at 3 p.m.