NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (AP)Christian Carter threw four touchdown passes – two each to Johnny Rosario and Marquis Spence – and Matt Brehon ran for 175 yards and three scores as Merrimack steamrolled NAIA member Mayville State 76-7 on Saturday.
Carter completed 14 of 20 passes for 206 yards with one interception. Rosario finished with two catches, scoring on 40- and 53-yard strikes in the second quarter. Spence caught a 7-yard TD pass in the first quarter and hauled in a 6-yarder for a TD in the second, finished with four receptions for 35 yards.
Brehon did his damage with just six carries, scoring TDs on runs of 70 and 16 yards in the third quarter and a 73-yard burst in the fourth. Jamari Venter added 102 yards rushing on nine carries as the Warriors (2-2) piled up 571 yards of offense. Bryce Smith gave the Warriors a 7-0 lead in the first quarter with a 21-yard interception return.
The Comets, who came into the game boasting one of the NAIA’s top five offenses, managed just 157 total yards against Merrimack, including 12 yards on 38 attempts on the ground.