DARTMOUTH, Mass — The Buccaneers football team took on UMass Dartmouth on Saturday in conference play on the road. The MASCAC’s second place Corsairs got the best of the Bucs shutting out Maritime 26-0.

The Basics

Final: Corsairs 26, Buccaneers 0

Records: UMass Dartmouth (5-1, 3-1)

               Maritime (1-4, 1-2)

Inside The Numbers


  • Quarterback Marc Murphy completed four of seven passes for 54 yards in the loss.
  • Zach Proctor was the team’s top rusher with 78 yards on 16 carries.
  • Wide Receiver Andrew Brightman caught three passes for 45 yards in the game.
  • Defensively, Hunter Lassere led the team with seven total tackles.
  • Liam Clayton recorded the only tackle for loss for the Bucs to go along with two total tackles.
  • The Bucs intercepted the Corsairs twice; Connor Garland and Sakai Degannes each recorded a pick.
  • On special teams, punter Jack Mulligan punted seven times with an average of 38.3 yards per punt, a long of 51 yards, and three inside the 20 yard line.

UMass Dartmouth

  • Quarterback Dante Avilas-Santos completed 21 of 36 passes for 278 yards, a touchdown, and an interception.
  • Jalyn Aponte led the rushing attack with 56 yards on nine attempts. Luis Gonzalez ran for 51 yards on 11 carries. Each had a rushing touchdown.
  • Marvens Jena ran the ball twice for three yards and a score.
  • Jean led all receivers with 138 yards on 11 catches. Jalen Kopecky caught the only passing touchdown for UMD and had two catches for 26 yards.
  • Defensively, Mike Henrickson recorded 12 total tackles, had a sack and a tackle for loss.
  • Four players recorded sacks for the Corsairs in the win including two by Sam Alicea. 
  • Logan Chappell had seven tackles and an interception.
  • On special teams, kicker Braedyn DeMarco made two of his three PATs. 
  • Corey Kilroy punted twice with an average of 31 yards and a long of 46.

How It Happened

Though the Buccaneers won the time of possession battle in the game, Maritime was shutout on Saturday by the Corsairs. UMD opened the scoring with 5:08 left in the first quarter on a Jean two-yard run. The PAT was no good and the Corsairs led 6-0 at the end of the first.

In the second, Dartmouth scored early in the quarter and the Buccaneers blocked the PAT with Stephen McBrine getting into the Corsair backfield. The Corsairs led 12-0 with just over 10 minutes left in the first half. They took that 12-0 advantage to the halftime break.

UMD received the second half kickoff and scored on their first drive and converted the extra point to take a 19-0 lead with 13:06 left in the quarter. Later in the third quarter, Aponte ran the ball in from six yards out and DeMarco converted the PAT to put the Corsairs up 26-0. 

The Dartmouth defense held the Bucs at bay through the fourth quarter and secured the shutout, 26-0, victory over Maritime.

What’s Next

Maritime is home for their next game on Thursday, October 12th against Worcester State in Conference play with kickoff set for 7pm.

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