Garvin Runs for 296 Yards, Four Touchdowns in Fitchburg State Victory
DARTMOUTH -- It’s been a tough season for the Fitchburg State University football team, but senior Sterlin Garvin made certain the Falcons would head into the winter on a high note.
Garvin ran for 296 yards and four touchdowns in a 32-29 win over host UMass Dartmouth on Saturday, giving the Falcons (2-8, 2-6 MASCAC) reason to celebrate in their season finale.
UMass Dartmouth (5-5, 4-4 MASCAC) took a 14-6 advantage at the end of one quarter as freshman running back Devonte Greaves found the end zone twice.
Fitchburg State cut the deficit to 14-12 with 11:36 left in the second quarter when Garvin scampered 64 yards for the score. FSU took the lead midway through the frame as Garvin capped a five-play, 73-yard drive with a 15-yard touchdown to make the score 18-14.
Fitchburg State would take a 26-14 edge into the locker room when freshman quarterback Brandon Brown connected with junior Jesse Brown from 26 yards out to finish off a four-play, 65 yard drive.
Following the intermission, the Falcons extended their lead to 32-14 when Garvin struck for his fourth score of the contest, this time from 9 yards out.
Defensively, junior Malik Crawford collected a game-best 12 tackles on 11 solo stops and one assisted tackle, while freshman Samuel Kenny added two solo tackles, two assisted stops and a pair of sacks for Fitchburg State.