Coast Guard begins NEFC play at Mass Maritime today

The Coast Guard Academy football team begins its New England Football Conference season today when it visits Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Buzzards Bay.

Kickoff for the Bogan Division game is noon.

Both teams are 1-1 and coming off impressive wins last week.

The Bears beat MIT 35-21 as sophomore running back Jake Wawrzyniak rushed for 143 yards and three touchdowns in his first career start, while quarterback Mike Stanton passed for two TDs and ran for two more in Mass Maritime's 41-13 rout of Nichols College.

A year ago, Coast Guard routed MMA 61-30, taking advantage of three turnovers in the first half to build a 35-6 halftime lead.

Senior quarterback Jon Resch is off to a good start for the Bears. He was 27 of 38 for 262 yards and two touchdowns (both to tight end Casey Paris) last week against MIT.

Overall, Resch is 53 of 87 for 535 yards and six TDs (with only one interception) and leads the NEFC with 267.5 passing yards and 299 total yards per game.

- Day Staff Reports

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