While the Husson Eagles offense was racking up almost 500 yards, the defense was smothering Castleton  to a total of 88 yards. The end result: Eagles 43 Spartans 21.

For coach Gabby Price and his Eagles, it is five straight wins (5-1 overall, 3-0 ECFC)

The Husson defense held Castleton to -19 yards rushing and just 107 passing. Senior LB Ellis Throckmorton led the Eagles with five tackles and a 31 yard interception return for a touchdown.

Tailback John Smith rushed for another 198 yards and a TD on 31 carries. Obie Christmas rushed for 91 yards.

QB Corey Brandon was 11-for-20 passing, good for 127 yards, one TD and two interceptions.

The Eagles took over sole possession of first place in the ECFC and will host Anna Maria College from Massachusetts next week.

HUSSON     14     9     13     7         43

Castleton     7      7      7      0          21