FRAMINGHAM, MA - Senior quarterback David James (Stamford, CT) completed 21-of-42 passes for 319 yards and threw two touchdowns, but the Western Connecticut State University football team dropped a 39-14 decision at Framingham State University on Saturday afternoon.
James tossed touchdowns of 10 and 19 yards, the latter to Devon Smith (Wethersfield, CT) near the close of the third quarter. WestConn still trailed, 26-14 and it was the last points the visitors would put on the scoreboard.
Sophomore Will Daniels (Bethel, CT) hauled in eight catches for 149 yards and caught a 10-yard touchdown in the second quarter to make it a game at 12-7.
The overall statistics on the day were very close as WestConn, now 6-1 overall and 4-1 in the Massachusetts Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) as it out-gained the Rams, 347-341 on the day. The Rams held a slim 20-19 advantage on first downs.
"It's obviously a very disappointing loss today and that is what happens when we lose the turnover battle," said WestConn head coach Joe Loth. "I give Framingham a lot of credit. It played a great game against us and we need to get ready for next week."
The Rams, now 5-2 overall and in control at the top of the MASCAC table at 5-0, were led by Adam Wojenski who completed 15-of-25 passes for 176 yards and tossed four touchdowns. He also led the host's ground attack with 16 carries for 84 yards and another score.
Jacob Maher caught a team-high six passes for 69 yards for the winners.
Defensively, Austin Thornberg (East Haven, CT) registered a team-high nine tackles.
Cully Curan tallied a game-high 10 tackles for the Rams.
WestConn plays host to University of Massachusetts Dartmouth next Saturday, November 2. Kick-off is slated for 6 pm at the Westside Athletic Complex.