Undefeated and on the cusp of the first New England Football Conference title in school history, the MIT Engineers ran into a tricky bug on Saturday.
Facing a third-quarter deficit against Maine Maritime, the Engineers and senior running back Justin Wallace delivered the game’s last four TDs to troubleshoot the problem and deliver the 55-37 win.
Wallace finished with a career-high 261 yards and six touchdowns on just 23 carries, pushing his career total to 4,290 yards -- a new MIT record (DeRon Brown had 4,141).
MIT is now 8-0 overall and 6-0 in the conference, and clinched its first NCAA playoff berth in the Division III program’s history. The Engineers have one regular-season game left, hosting the U.S. Coast Guard Academy next Saturday.
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