Junior running back John Smith rushed 39 times for 280 yards and 4 TDs as the Husson Eagles won their home opener 43-23 over Dean College of Massachusetts.

The Eagles racked up 441 total yards of offense. The Bulldogs had 255 yards, with 228 of it coming through the air.

Ellis Throckmorton had 10 tackles and Luke Washburn had 9 to lead the Eagles defense.

Dean College is playing its first year in Division III football and will soon become a member of the same conference that Husson plays in, the ECFC.

The Eagles improve to 1-1. Dean drops to 0-2.

Next on the schedule for Husson... another non-conference game next Saturday vs Alfred State. That game can be heard live on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket and 929theticket.com