BRUNSWICK – Bowdoin converted three turnovers by Bates into 15 points and survived a late field goal try to secure a 21-20 victory Saturday in a New England Small College Athletic Conference football game.

A 27-yard field-goal attempt by the Bobcats (1-6) with 51 seconds left hit the upright as the Polar Bears (2-5) held on for the win.

Brendan Garner had six catches for 114 yards and two touchdowns for Bowdoin, which took a 21-14 lead on a 22-yard field goal by Bill Donahue with 1:27 left in the third quarter.

The Bobcats cut the deficit to one when John Squires caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Katon with 9:46 left in regulation, but they missed the extra-point kick.

Bates rushed for 176 yards, led by Jared Jammal, who ran for 56 yards and a touchdown.

Ian Vieira made an interception and a fumble recovery for Bowdoin.

MAINE MARITIME 63, COAST GUARD 47: The Mariners (8-1, 6-1 New England Football Conference) built a 42-14 lead entering the fourth quarter and held off the Bears (2-7, 1-6) at New London, Conn.

The Mariners finished with 619 rushing yards. Jim Bower gained 218 yards and had four touchdowns. Matt Rende added 185 yards on 22 carries and scored on a 53-yard run to put the game out of reach with 1:25 left.

BECKER 27, HUSSON 23: Thomas Pearson scored on a 2-yard run with 28 seconds left to lift the Hawks (2-8, 2-5 Eastern Collegiate Football Conference) to a come-from-behind victory against the Eagles (1-9, 1-6) at Leicester, Mass.

The Eagles led 23-6 after Audie Murphy caught a 36-yard touchdown pass from Jack Hersom with 5:08 left in the third.

Justin Lindie finished with 151 yards and a touchdown for Husson, and Ernest Wiggins made 10 tackles, including two for a loss.

COLBY 42, TUFTS 41: The Mules (4-3, 4-3 NESCAC) scored a pair of touchdowns in the final 5:20, capped by a 1-yard touchdown pass from Nick Kmetz to Spencer Merwin and an extra-point kick by David Bendit with no time on the clock, as they rallied past the Jumbos (1-6, 1-6) at Medford, Mass.

Colby started its rally after an interception by Ryan Murphy, completing the ensuing 70-yard drive with a 16-yard pass from Kmetz to Nat Carson.

The Mules forced the Jumbos to go three-and-out on their next possession, setting up the winning 17-play, 73-yard drive that featured two fourth-down conversions.

Kmetz completed 40 of 53 passes for 392 yards and rushed for 81 yards. He set school records for total offense, passes completed and passes attempted.

BOSTON COLLEGE 23, WAKE FOREST 13: Montel Harris carried 36 times for 183 yards and three touchdowns to help Boston College (4-5, 2-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) beat Wake Forest (2-7, 1-5) at Winston-Salem, N.C.

Harris, who scored on runs of 26, 3 and 1 yards, surpassed former North Carolina star Amos Lawrence as the conference’s most prolific rusher through his junior season. Harris has rushed for 3,377 yards in three seasons; Lawrence had 3,273.

DARTMOUTH 28, CORNELL 10: Nick Schwieger ran for two touchdowns and 164 yards and Dartmouth (5-4, 2-3 Ivy League) defeated Cornell (2-6, 1-7) at Ithaca, N.Y.

The Big Green trailed 10-7 at halftime before scoring 21 unanswered points.

WILLIAM & MARY 13, UNH 3: Jonathan Grimes rushed for 114 yards and a touchdown as William & Mary (7-2, 5-1 Colonial Athletic Association) defeated New Hampshire (5-4, 3-3) at Durham, N.H.

LEHIGH 34, HOLY CROSS 17: Chris Lum threw for 212 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 64 yards as Lehigh (7-2, 3-0 Patriot League) defeated Holy Cross (4-5, 1-2) at Worcester, Mass., for its fifth straight win.

YALE 27, BROWN 24: Chris Smith returned two kickoffs for long touchdowns and Philippe Panico’s second 36-yard field goal lifted Yale (6-2, 4-1 Ivy League) over Brown (4-4, 3-2) at Providence, R.I.

RHODE ISLAND 17, VILLANOVA 14: Jarrod Williams returned an interception 33 yards for a touchdown and Willie McGinnis blocked and recovered a punt in the end zone as Rhode Island (4-5, 3-3 Colonial Athletic Association) held on to defeat Villanova (6-3, 4-2) at Kingston, R.I.