Basil in the recipe for Seahawks victory over Bison

Chris Caron (#31) celebrates the first of five Seahawk passing touchdowns on the day, four going 40 yards or more, and Caron taking his 71 yards in a 52-14 Salve Regina win against Nichols. (Photo by Zan Carver)
Chris Caron (#31) celebrates the first of five Seahawk passing touchdowns on the day, four going 40 yards or more, and Caron taking his 71 yards in a 52-14 Salve Regina win against Nichols. (Photo by Zan Carver)

SEAHAWK FOOTBALL RESULTS
Salve Regina 52, Nichols 14
Middletown, Rhode Island – Gaudet Field
Saturday, October15, 2016

Summary
Senior quarterback Brandan Basil (Northford, Conn.) completed 10-20 passes for 282 yards and five touchdowns matching a career single-game high in a 52-14 victory for the Salve Regina University football team over visiting Nichols College in New England Football Conference (NEFC) action.

Series and Streaks
This was the 24th meeting between the teams. The Seahawks now own a 15-9 record in the series and have won seven straight over the Bison.

Three Stars of the Game
1 – Salve Regina senior Brandan Basil (Northford, Conn.) - passed for five touchdowns for the second time in his Seahawk career.
2 – Salve Regina senior Sam Pascale (Cheshire, Conn.) - rushed 15 times for 149 yards and a touchdown. Pascale has scored in every game this season for the Seahawks.
3 – Salve Regina senior Ethan Gambale (Mays Landing, N.J.) - Gamable was a disruptive force for the Seahawk defense, racking up 11 tackles, nine solo, two for loss, a sack, fumble recovery, and a pass breakup.

Scoring Drives
1st-08:31 SRU - Chris Caron 71 yd pass from Brandan Basil (Andrew Verre kick), 1-71 0:11 0 - 7
05:20 NIC - Tony Martignoli 54 yd pass from Chris Mullins (Grant Klimek kick), 3-86 0:47  7 - 7
04:44 SRU - David Mavilia 54 yd pass from Brandan Basil (Andrew Verre kick), 2-75 0:36  7 - 14
2nd-11:13 SRU - Sam Pascale 19 yd run (Andrew Verre kick), 3-46 1:09 7 - 21
06:34 NIC - Mike Abbruzzese 4 yd pass from Chris Mullins (Grant Klimek kick), 4-60 1:03  14 - 21
05:04 SRU - James Dawson 7 yd run (Andrew Verre kick), 5-76 1:23 14 - 28
00:24 SRU - Brendan Nunes 50 yd pass from Brandan Basil (Andrew Verre kick), 6-90 1:54  14 - 35
3rd-09:55 SRU - Brendan Nunes 13 yd pass from Brandan Basil (Andrew Verre kick), 10-83 4:57  14 - 42
4th-14:48 SRU - Tommy Seaver 41 yd pass from Brandan Basil (Andrew Verre kick), 2-41 0:31  14 - 49
09:10 SRU - Andrew Verre 22 yd field goal, 5-8 2:42 14 - 52

Key Stat of the Game
The Bison turned the ball over four times, two interceptions and two fumbles, while the Seahawks did not turn the ball over. Half of Basil's 10 completions ended in the endzone, and those five targets totaled 229 yards.

Turning Point
After the Bison held the ball for half of the first quarter they walked away empty handed on a missed field goal after a 16-play 67 yard drive. The Seahawks only needed one play to find the endzone when Basil hit senior Chris Caron (Northford, Conn.) over the middle for a 71 yard touchdown on a catch and run. The Bison would tie the game 7-7 but again the Seahawks only took two plays to go 75 yards. This time David Mavilia (Scituate, Mass.) scampered 54 yards to the endzone to put the Seahawks up 14-7, setting the tone for the day that the Bison would control time of possession, but could not keep up with the Seahawks big plays.

Quick Hits

  • Bison freshman quarterback Chris Mullins (Centerville, Va.) had an impressive showing, completing 27-51 passes for 359 yards and two touchdowns and two interceptions.
  • 199 of Mullins yards went to freshman wide out Tony Martignoli (Santa Rosa, Calif.) who hauled in seven passes including a 54 yard touchdown.
  • The Seahawks have won 18 in a row over conference opponents at home and 24 of their last 26 at Guadet Field.
  • James Dawson (Oradell, N.J.) rushed 15 times for 100 yards and a touchdown. He has now scored in four straight games for the Seahakws.
  • Francisco Hardacker (Minneapolis, Minn.) and Connor Russo (Franklin, Lakes, N.J.)had interceptions for Salve Regina while Jared Barros (Reading, Mass.) had four pass breakups.
  • Today's 52 points is the most for the Seahawks since the scored 56 against MIT last season.

Next up
Salve Regina (5-0, 3-0 NEFC) – Saturday, October 22 vs MIT, 12 p.m.
Nichols (2-4, 0-3 NEFC) – Saturday, October 22 vs Coast Guard, 12 p.m.