MIT Downs Husson 27-20 In OT, Moves To Next Round Of Div. III Playoffs


MIT footballIt was a banner day of football for Cambridge, Mass., on Saturday. There’s a sentence you don’t see too often.

Harvard earned a perfect season and an Ivy League championship by downing rival Yale in “The Game” at historic Harvard Stadium. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, meanwhile, traveled to Bangor, Maine, and kept its dream season alive by defeating Husson University 27-20 in its first-ever playoff game.

With his team trailing by three points late in the fourth quarter, MIT kicker Tucker Cheyne booted a 38-yard field goal as time expired to send the game in overtime. The Engineers struck first in extra time, as MIT quarterback Peter Williams found wide receiver Seve Esparrago for a 13-yard touchdown pass.

The Eagles moved the ball to the 9-yard line on their ensuing drive, but an incomplete pass on fourth down sealed the victory for the Engineers.

MIT now is 10-0 on the season and will face Wesley College next Saturday in the second round of the Division III playoffs.

Photo via Facebook/MIT Engineers Athletics

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