The Husson Eagles cruised to a 48-16 victory over the Dean Bulldogs on Friday night at the Winkin Complex in Bangor.

The Eagles led from start to finish, scoring their first touchdown on a 10-yard pass from Cory Brandon to Ty Bassett with 8:18 remaining in the opening quarter. Brandon finished the night completing 12-of-18 passes for 175 yards and 3 touchdowns.

A miscue on offense led to another score for the Eagles on Dean's ensuing possession, as Ace Curry picked up a fumble and returned it 30 yards for a touchdown.

Brandon's second touchdown pass went to Kyle Gaudet, a 51-yard strike with 2:23 remaining in the first quarter. Devin Pickett's extra-point was no good, but Gaudet's score bumped Husson's cushion to 20-0.

Things went from bad to worse for Dean as the Bulldogs tried to punt from their own end zone early in the second quarter. Eagles linebacker Tyreek Bromley burst through the line, blocked the kick and covered up the ball in the end zone.

After Bromley's touchdown, Bassett added a two-point conversion catch in the front corner of the end zone, giving the Eagles a 28-0 lead.

The Bulldogs got on the board with 9:04 remaining in the second quarter, when Errol Breaux caught a pass from Terrell Watts and raced 84 yards to the end zone.

The Eagles responded with another quick score as Gaudet caught his second touchdown pass from Brandon. The 33-yard hookup gave Husson a 35-7 advantage. Gaudet finished with 6 catches for 120 yards and the two scores.

The Eagles continued to pile on as Solomon Hassen scored on a 3-yard run. Pickett's extra-point was blocked and returned 98 yards to the end zone by David Marino-Silver. The two-point play made it 41-9 with 2:18 left in the first half.

Husson added another score just before the break, when linebacker Matthew Montford scooped up a fumble and ran 45 yards for a touchdown.

Dean scored the only points of the second half. With the Bulldogs backed up on their own one-yard line, Reid fired a long pass along the sideline to Breaux, who made the catch and raced 99 yards to the end zone.

Breaux finished with 6 catches for 229 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Husson improves to 3-2 overall and 2-0 in conference play. Next up for the Eagles, a trip to Alfred State on Saturday, Oct. 13.

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