DELAND, Fla. (AP)Gaven DeFilippo threw for five touchdowns and Stetson beat Division III Western New England 59-28 on Saturday.
DeFilippo threw for 300 yards for the Hatters (2-1). Chase Blackmon ran for 76 yards and a score and Jareem Westcott added 75 yards rushing with two touchdowns
Western New England scored on its first drive for an early 7-0 lead. Jonny Messina missed a 35-yard field goal attempt for the Hatters but they rebounded on their next drive when DeFilippo hit Tony Gilotti with a 10-yard touchdown pass to even it up 7-7 with 2:55 left in the first quarter.
Stetson followed with three consecutive scores after that, on a 9-yard pass from DeFilippo to Max Draper, on a short TD run by Westcott, and on a 14-yard scoring throw from DeFilippo to Connor Becker to move into a 28-7 lead with 2:06 left in the half. One more DeFilippo touchdown pass, an 11-yarder to Justin Curtis, made it 35-7 at halftime.
Brendan Smith threw for 167 yards and a touchdown for the Golden Bears.