BRUNSWICK — Bates scored 21 points in the fourth quarter Saturday to beat Bowdoin 24-7 and win its three consecutive Colby-Bates-Bowdoin football title.

The Bobcats (3-4) have won three straight CBB titles for the first time since 1898, 1899 and 1900 and have also claimed at least a share of the CBB title for six straight seasons.

Bates trailed 7-3 entering the fourth quarter but took the lead when Matt Golden threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Ross with 14:10 to play.

Frank Williams followed with a 36-yard touchdown run, and Golden added a 65-yard TD run.

Golden, a first-year backup, entered the game when starter Sandy Plashkes left because of an injury late in the third quarter. Golden finished with 126 yards rushing, including 104 in the fourth quarter. He’s the first Bates player to rush for 100 yards this season.

Peter Boyer added 83 yards rushing. Plashkes was 5 of 17 for 30 yards.

Bowdoin quarterback Tim Drakeley completed 21 of 39 passes for 257 yards but was intercepted three times as the Polar Bears fell to 0-7.

TUFTS 44, COLBY 12: Chance Brady rushed for 174 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Jumbos (6-1) over the Mules (2-5) in Somerville, Massachusetts.

John Baron made four field goals for Colby, from 23, 36, 27 and 31 yards. Baron tied the school record for field goals in a game and in a season (9), both set by John Goss in 2006.

Tufts outgained Colby 347-48 on the ground and recorded five sacks.

Colby quarterback Christian Sparacio completed 13 of 31 passes for 125 yards.

HUSSON 27, NORWICH 13: John Smith dove in from the 2 to score the go-ahead touchdown, his third of the game, with 6:42 remaining as the Eagles (8-1, 6-0 Eastern Collegiate Football Conference) beat the Cadets (4-5, 4-2) in Bangor.

The victory, coupled with a Mount Ida loss, gave Husson its second conference title in three years.

Smith had the lone score of the first half, a 2-yard run, to give the Eagles a 7-0 lead.

He added a 3-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter before Norwich countered with a 44-yard touchdown pass from Tyreque Estrada-Crapps to Pierre Noel and a 64-yard touchdown run by Patrick Brown to tie the game at 13-13.

Smith set the school record for career rushing touchdowns with 47.

NICHOLS 54, MAINE MARITIME 28: The Bison (5-4, 3-3 New England Football Conference) scored 26 points in the fourth quarter to pull away from the Mariners (1-7, 0-6) in Castine.

Maine Maritime’s Corey Creeger scored from 14 yards out, his second rushing touchdown of the game, with 51 seconds remaining in the third quarter to tie it at 28-28.

Creeger finished with 173 yards rushing. James Ferrar and Joshua Doolan each added a rushing touchdown.

Chris Mullins was 24 of 39 passing for 400 yards and four touchdowns for Nichols, while Josh Pierre-Charles led the ground game with 102 yards on six carries.