BANGOR — Steve Esparrago managed to keep both feet in bounds while catching a touchdown pass in the corner of the end zone in overtime Saturday, lifting MIT to a 27-20 victory against Husson in the NCAA Division III football playoffs.

The Eagles (8-2), in their overtime possession, had a fourth-and-4 at the MIT 9. Quarterback Joe Seccareccia’s pass to the back of the end zone was complete, but the receiver was ruled out of bounds.

John Smith of Husson rushed 52 times for 264 yards against MIT (10-0), and Seccareccia passed for 140 yards and two scores to Deon Wiggins. Kenny Sweet added a touchdown on a 47-yard interception return.


BOWDOIN 75, ST. JOSEPH’S 69: Bryan Hurley sank five foul shots for Bowdoin (3-0), which went 9 of 10 from the line over the final 32 seconds to put away the Monks (0-2) at Standish.

Lucas Hausman totaled 19 points and Matt Palecki 13 while John Swords had 11 points and 11 rebounds, and reserve Keegan Pieri had 11 points for Bowdoin. Steve Simonds scored 29 points, Steve Luschenat 15 and Zach Blodgett 14 for St. Joseph’s.

BATES 74, HUSSON 65: Marcus Delpeche scored 11 points in the second half and Graham Safford added 12 of his 13 to rally Bates (3-0) over Husson (1-1) at Bangor.

After a slow start, the Bobcats trailed 30-27 at halftime. Bates took its first lead with 16:09 left on a pair of free throws by Billy Selmon.

Mike Boornazian finished with 11 points and Mike Newton scored 10 for Bates.

COLBY 80, ENDICOTT 69: Luke Westman scored 25 points as Colby (3-1) downed Endicott (2-1) in the final of the Colby Classic at Waterville.

Chris Hudnut, the tournament MVP, had 17 points and 18 rebounds, and 33 boards for the tournament.

SOUTHERN MAINE CC 90, HAMPSHIRE 44: Carlos Gonzalez had 13 points and Atencio Martin 11 as Southern Maine CC (7-1, 3-0 YSCC) dominated at Amherst, Massachusetts.


BOWDOIN 6, COLBY 3: Connor Quinn’s hat trick paced Bowdoin (3-0-1, 3-0-1 NESCAC) over Colby (0-3-1, 0-3-1) at Waterville.

The Polar Bears scored twice in the second period for a 4-2 lead.