WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – Ryan Lupo rushed for 167 yards on 31 carries and scored a pair of touchdowns to lead Williams past Bowdoin 33-15 in a NESCAC opener on Saturday afternoon.

The Ephs ran for 237 yards and took advantage of five Polar Bear turnovers.

After Williams jumped out to a 14-0 lead on a pair of long first-half drives, the Polar Bears got their first score on a 22-yard touchdown pass from R.J. Shea to Brendan Garner with six seconds left in the first half, capping a five play, 58-yard drive that took just 37 seconds. The extra point kick was blocked.

The Polar Bears cut the deficit to two points on their opening drive of the second half when Paul Hinman caught a six-yard pass touchdown pass from Shea.

Bowdoin’s pass attempt on the ensuing 2-point conversion failed.

Shea completed 29 of 47 passes for 316 yards and a pair of touchdowns and Garner caught 10 passes for 135 yards and a TD.

AMHERST 44, BATES 0: Alex Vetras threw for 165 yards and two touchdowns and Eric Bunker rushed for a game-high 96 yards and one touchdown as the Lord Jeffs (1-0) raced out to a 20-0 first quarter lead and never looked back against the Bobcats (0-1) at Amherst, Mass.

Amherst outgained the Bobcats 391-143, including a 226-76 advantage in rushing yards.

FITCHBURG STATE 46, MAINE MARITIME 44: Jeremy Kimber connected with Kyle Callahan on a 13-yard touchdown pass with 7:01 left as the Falcons (1-3, 1-0) grabbed a 40-36 lead and held off the Mariners (2-1, 0-1) in a New England Football Conference opener in Fitchburg, Mass.

Kimber ran for 116 yards and two touchdowns and threw for 174 yards and two TDs for the Falcons. Darren Wilson ran for 193 yards and two TDs.

Jim Bower led the Mariners with 145 yards and two touchdowns rushing.

Todd Murphy added 116 yards and a touchdown.

MARITIME COLLEGE 47, HUSSON 21: Joe Dickey rushed for four touchdowns and the Privateers (4-0) finished with 28 unanswered points to down the Eagles (0-4) in an Eastern Collegiate Football Conference opener at Throggs Neck, N.Y.

Ivan Somerville took the second-half kickoff 98 yards to give Husson a 21-19 lead, its first of the game.

TRINITY 33, COLBY 6: Ben Crick rushed for 87 yards and a touchdown in the first half and Craig Drusbosky threw for 180 yards and two scores as the Bantams rolled past the Mules in a NESCAC opener at Hartford, Conn.

Nana Appah-Sampon and Hedley Jennings also ran for touchdowns for Trinity.

Nick Kmetz threw for 223 yards and a touchdown for Colby.

UNH 31, LEHIGH 10: R.J. Toman threw for a career-high 348 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Wildcats (2-2) over the Mountain Hawks (2-2) in Durham, N.H.

Toman was 26 for 37 with two interceptions for New Hampshire, which tied a school record with its 11th straight home victory and snapped a two-game losing streak.

New Hampshire held Lehigh to 129 total yards — 69 passing and 60 rushing — while rolling up 519.

Dontra Peters rushed for 93 yards on 19 carries.

Toman threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Terrance Fox, who had a career-high 134 receiving yards.

VIRGINIA TECH 19, BOSTON COLLEGE 0: Virginia Tech cornerback Jayron Hosley intercepted Boston College quarterback Dave Shinskie in the end zone, and linebacker Davon Morgan stopped Shinskie at the goal line as time ran out in the first half to help the Hokies (2-2, 1-0) shut out the Eagles (2-1, 0-1) in an Atlantic Coast Conference opener in Boston.

Tyrod Taylor completed 16 of 21 passes for 237 yards and Chris Hazley kicked four field goals for the Hokies.

Boston College had 39 yards of total offense and did not cross midfield in the second half.