The Husson Eagles jumped out to a 21-0 lead in their ECFC conference opener and then had to survive some anxious moments to finally beat SUNY-Maritime 35-21.

The victory gets Husson back to .500 overall (2-2) and 1-0 in the ECFC. The Privateers drop to 2-2 and 0-1.

Eagles QB Cory Brandon threw three touchdown passes in the first half. 59-yards to Kyle Gaudet, 11-yards to Tyler Halls and then another 14-yard TD pass to Gaudet.

Add in an 83-yard punt return for a TD by Quan Soyini and the Eagles had a 27-14 lead at the half.

After a scoreless third quarter, SUNY-Martime made things interesting. A Thomas Wright to Matt Cebulski touchdown play made to 27-1 with nine minutes left.

And then with five minutes left, the Privateers were called for a penalty for roughing the Husson punter. The Eagles cashed in with a TD run moments later by Miece Loureiro to make it a 35-21 final.

Brandon finished the day 15-for-30, 257 yards, 3 TDs and no interceptions. Loureiro was the top rusher, 30 carries and 127 yards.

Privateers QB Thomas Wright was 15-for-30, 278 yards, 3 TDs and one interception.

Husson returns home to host Dean College Friday night at 7pm in the second ECFC game on the schedule.

HUSSON                                           SUNY
19 FIRST DOWNS 20
8
10
1
Passing
Rushing
Penalty
11
7
2
43% (6 of 14) THIRD DOWN EFFICIENCY 42% (5 of 12)
20% (1 of 5) FOURTH DOWN EFFICIENCY 0% (0 of 2)
402 TOTAL OFFENSE 341
70
5.7
Total Offensive Plays
Average gain per play
63
5.4
257 NET YARDS PASSING 278
15-30
8.6
1-8
0
Completions-Attempts
Net yards per pass play
Sacked: Number-Yards
Had intercepted
15-30
9.3
3-21
1
145 NET YARDS RUSHING 63
40
3.6
Rushing Attempts
Average gain per rush
33
1.9
2-61 PUNTS: Number-Yards 5-171
30.5 Average 34.2
104 TOTAL RETURN YARDS 76
2-81
1-23
1-0
Punt Returns: Number-Yards
Kickoff Returns: Number-Yards
Interception Returns: Number-Yards
0 0
6-76
0 0
12-95 PENALTIES: Number-Yards 7-59
1-1 FUMBLES: Number-Lost 1-1
3-21 SACKS: Number-Yards 1-8
1-0 INTERCEPTIONS: Number-Yards 0 0
31:08 TIME OF POSSESSION 28:52