Garvin Has Big Day in Fitchburg State Loss
FITCHBURG -- Sterlin Garvin rushed for 246 yards on Senior Day, but the Fitchburg State University football team fell to unbeaten Western Connecticut State, 33-12, in MASCAC action at a rain-soaked Elliot Field on Saturday.
Western Connecticut (8-0, 6-0 MASCAC) scored on its first two possessions of the game to take a quick 14-0 lead. Quarterback Dave James connected with wide receiver Austin Calamita for touchdowns of 16 and 47 yards. Running back Kyle McKinnon extended the lead to 20-0 with nine seconds left in the first quarter on a 2-yard run.
The Falcons (1-7, 1-5 MASCAC) cracked the scoreboard just before halftime. Pinned deep on their own side of the field, Garvin broke through the Colonials defense for an 83-yard run to the Colonials’ 2-yard line. One play later, Gavin broke the plane to cut the deficit to 20-6.
After the intermission, James pushed the Colonials’ lead to 27-6 with a 4-yard run at 11:45 of the third stanza, and running back Khalil Patterson added a 9-yard touchdown for a 33-6 advantage.
Fitchburg State’s Garvin finished the scoring with a 66-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter. He finished the day with 246 yards and two scores on 26 carries.
Quarterback Brandon Brown was 8 of 20 for 78 passing yards, while, on the defensive side, Jovon White had seven tackles and Melchior Lynch chipped in with 6.5 tackles for the hosts.
Up next, Fitchburg State will travel to Plymouth State University on Saturday for a noon kickoff.