Central Connecticut stunned the nation’s No. 7-ranked team to solidify a winning Week 1 for NEC football.
It was nothing Dominique Williams hadn’t done in a NEC game before.
The former Wagner running back, who graduated as the fourth all-time leading rusher in #NECFB history, put his athleticism on display during the Minnesota Vikings’ preseason win over Kansas City on August 23.
Williams, who totaled 39 yards rushing on five carries, hurdled over a Kansas City defensive back during the fourth quarter of the 30-12 victory.
Williams’ latest prime play may cause Wagner fans to reminisce about that time in 2012 when he leapt over a defender during a 31-21 win over Bryant.
Williams in 2014…
Williams in 2012…
The NEC released the results of five preseason polls in five days last week.
There’s never a shortage of excitement when the NEC’s two Constitution State members line up against one another.
Thus was the case back in 2009 at Arute Field, and the circumstances would become even more exciting as the annual battle between Central Connecticut and Sacred Heart wore on.
After James Mallory’s 9-yard burst gave CCSU a 17-12 lead with 6:50 remaining in the fourth quarter, Dale Fink and Sacred Heart attempted to answer.
Fink, who would eventually finish his career as the all-time leading passer in NEC history, needed only six plays to march the Pioneers down into the red zone.
With under 3:00 left on the clock, Sacred Heart was five yards away from the potential game-winning score and then Marcus Dorsey (#8) did this…
And, just in case you were wondering, yes, Dorsey’s play did make the #SCTop10 that evening.
There’s a certain level of anticipation for the NEC’s 19th season on the gridiron, and it was evident across social media last week as the conference ceremoniously kicked off the new campaign by hosting a Google Hangout.
Here’s a snapshot of some recent Twitter activity related to the start of a new falls sports season…
A quick look at instagram will tell you that Fall sports teams are back on campus.