Cadets to next visit Massachusetts Institute of Technology in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference game

Springfield College ran and ran, leaving Norwich University ragged Saturday.

The Pride rolled up 438 yards rushing in Saturday’s New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference football game at Sabine Field at Haynes Family Stadium to fuel a 56-7 win. The game followed the dedicated of an F-16 display commemorating 75 years of cooperation among Norwich University, U.S. Air Force ROTC and the Vermont Air National Guard.

Springfield (3-3, 2-0 in conference) had 576 total yards and scored touchdowns on its first six possessions, building a 14-0 after one quarter and 42-7 at halftime.

Springfield (3-3, 2-0 in conference) had 576 total yards and scored touchdowns on its first six possessions.

Saturday marked the third time Springfield had rushed for 400 of more yards this season. Running back Isaiah Caswell-Doe gained 144 yards on five carries and scored two touchdowns). In its two conference games, the Pride has outscored its opponents 116-7.

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Rashawn Frasier (2) quarterbacked Norwich University against Springfield College on Saturday. (Photo by Nicholas Gendreau/ Norwich University.)

For Norwich (2-5, 1-2 in conference), senior Rashawn Fraser opened at quarterback, taking his first snaps since the season opener, and completed four passes for 72 yards. One completion, a 53-yard second-quarter strike, set up sophomore running back Jerhic Hackney’s 5-yard touchdown run that capped a seven-play, 74-yard drive.

It was Hackney’s first collegiate carry.

Fraser also rushed for 66 yards on 17 carries and Hackney added 55 yards on 10 carries.

For the Cadets’ defense, junior defensive back Matthew Christe led the Cadets in tackles for the second consecutive game, racking up 14 (eight solo). Senior linebacker Zev Motew had nine tackles; junior linebacker Patrick Keefe had five tackles.

After spending two games at home, Norwich will visit the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, at 1 p.m. Saturday for another NEWMAC game.

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