DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Mount Ida College scored all 12 of their points in the second quarter and both teams were held scoreless in the second half as the Mustangs opened up the 2017 football season with a 12-10 win over UMass Dartmouth on Friday evening at Cressy Field.
Freshman tailback Kolbie Humble (Vidor, Texas) ran for 95 yards and sophomore quarterback Michael Pina (Brockton, Mass.) completed 14-28 passes, including a 20 yard touchdown pass to freshman Oscar Lopez (Revere, Mass.) with twenty seconds left in the first half that proved to be the final scoring and the difference in the game.
UMass Dartmouth took a 3-0 lead on a 20-yard field goal from James Tooker (Harwich, Mass.) midway through the first quarter, but Mount Ida took the ball and went 73 yards on 12 plays, including a 20-yard completion to Nick Hewitt (Killingly, Conn.) and four straight rushes by Humble.
Mike Obianigwe (Roslindale, Mass.) capped the drive with a five-yard touchdown rush, though he couldn't get in again on the extra points.
THe Mustangs stopped another scoring drive with an interception from Josh David (Sandown, N.H.) at the Mount Ida three-yard line, but the Corsairs would re-take the lead with a 25-yard Matt Lowe touchdown pass to Micah Gregory.
On the ensuing possesion, Mount Ida moved the ball 88 yards on ten plays and Pina hit Lopez on a third and five for the touchdown.
Mike Slaughter (Springfield, Mass.), who ran for 134 yards for the Corsairs, took the first play of the next possesion 31 yards, but Tooker missed a 34 yard attempt wide left to end the first half.
Hewitt caught three balls for 40 yards, while Abbi Bamgbose (Worcester, Mass.) hauled in two catches for 37 yards to lead the Corsairs.
Mount Ida's home opener is set for next Saturday, September 9th at 1:00 pm when they host Plymouth State at Alumni Field.
UMass Dartmouth has an early season bye week and is home again on September 16th at 5:00 pm to host Westfield State.