Bridgewater State Bears

Overall record: 8-3 - Conference: 5-1
All times Eastern   (* Conference; • In-region)
9/9 at Nichols L, 21-14
9/15 at Worcester State * • W, 21-14
9/23 vs. Framingham State * • W, 24-7
9/30 at Maine Maritime * • W, 23-6
10/7 vs. MIT W, 28-24
10/14 at Westfield State * • W, 38-20
10/21 vs. Mass-Dartmouth W, 28-26
10/28 at Fitchburg State * • L, 14-7
11/4 vs. Massachusetts Maritime * • W, 41-22
11/11 at Salve Regina W, 27-24
11/18 at Hobart L, 25-0
Overall record: 8-3 - Conference: 5-1
All times Eastern   (* Conference; • In-region)
9/15 at Worcester State * • W, 21-14
9/23 vs. Framingham State * • W, 24-7
9/30 at Maine Maritime * • W, 23-6
10/14 at Westfield State * • W, 38-20
10/28 at Fitchburg State * • L, 14-7
11/4 vs. Massachusetts Maritime * • W, 41-22

2000

Schools Conf All
Worcester State 5-1 7-2
Bridgewater State 5-1 8-3
Fitchburg State 4-2 5-4
Massachusetts Maritime 3-3 5-4
Westfield State 2-4 3-6
Framingham State 2-4 3-7
Coast Guard 0-6 2-8
Maine Maritime 0-6 0-9

What We're Reading

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  • D3football.com All-American James Muirhead of Framingham State got a call from the St. Louis Rams.

Past Records

2014 (1-1, 0-0 MASCAC)
2013 (6-4, 5-3 MASCAC)
2012 (9-2, 6-1 NEFC Bogan)
2011 (7-3, 5-2 NEFC Bogan)
2010 (5-5, 3-4 NEFC Bogan)
2009 (7-3, 5-2 NEFC Bogan)
2008 (7-3, 6-1 NEFC Bogan)
2007 (6-4, 5-2 NEFC Bogan)
2006 (8-2, 6-1 NEFC Bogan)
2005 (9-1, 5-1 NEFC Bogan)
2004 (6-3, 4-2 NEFC Bogan)
2003 (6-3, 4-2 NEFC Bogan)
2002 (4-5, 3-3 NEFC Bogan)
2001 (5-4, 3-3 NEFC Bogan)
2000 (8-3, 5-1 NEFC Bogan)
1999 (10-1, 6-0 NEFC Bogan)

Team Quick Facts

Bridgewater State

Bears

Coach: Peter Mazzaferro
Conference: NEFC Bogan
Enrollment: 7869
Location: Bridgewater, MA
Colors: Crimson, White
Stadium: Swenson (2000)
Surface: Turf

News Releases

September 5, 2014
Comeback Bid Falls Short as Bears Drop 33-27 Decision to Seahawks
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – The Salve Regina University football team withstood a furious second half...
August 26, 2014
Bridgewater State's Ruggiero on Colts' 75-Man Roster
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. -- Former Bridgewater State University defensive end Rob Ruggiero, who last week...
August 22, 2014
Bridgewater State's Rob Ruggiero Signs With Colts
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. -- The phone call came while he was working out at the Tinsley Center on the...
August 20, 2014
Bridgewater State University Football Team Looks for New Starting Quarterback
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. -- He was the only quarterback to start for Bridgewater State University during...
July 22, 2014
Matt Green Named to Pair of Pre-Season All-America Teams
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – Bridgewater State University senior wide receiver Matt Green has been...
June 15, 2014
Bears Host Heads Up Football Clinic
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. -- The Bridgewater State University Bears and USA Football teamed up for a Heads...
May 13, 2014
BSU's Rob Ruggiero Invited to Colts' Rookie Mini-Camp
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. -- Former Bridgewater State University defensive end Rob Ruggiero has been...
November 16, 2013
MVP McCarthy Leads Bears to 45-20 Cranberry Bowl Victory
BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. -- Senior quarterback Mike McCarthy (Edgartown, Mass.) amassed 402 yards of...
November 9, 2013
Framingham Captures Inaugural MASCAC Title with 35-28 Win at Bridgewater
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – Senior running back Melikke Van Alstyne (Salem, Mass.) rushed for 158...
October 26, 2013
Bears Post 26-20 Homecoming Win over Westfield
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – An 18-yard touchdown pass from Mike McCarthy (Edgartown, Mass.) to Matt...
October 19, 2013
McCarthy Leads Bears to 56-28 Win Over Plymouth State
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Senior quarterback Mike McCarthy (Edgartown, Mass.) passed for 276 yards, ran...
October 11, 2013
Bears Stunned by Corsairs, 33-29
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The UMass Dartmouth football team erased a 22-0 halftime deficit as the...
October 5, 2013
Bears Fall to Western Connecticut, 49-26
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – Octavias McKoy rushed for 163 yards and four touchdowns to lead visiting...
September 28, 2013
Green, McCarthy Lead Bears to 30-20 Win over Fitchburg State
FITCHBURG, Mass. – Junior receiver Matt Green caught nine passes for 136 yards and two...
September 20, 2013
Green, McCarthy Lead Bears to 51-20 Inaugural MASCAC Win over Worcester State
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. --- Bridgewater State junior Matt Green (Stoughton, Mass.) hauled in a school-rec...
September 14, 2013
McCarthy, Green Lead Bridgewater State to 41-24 Win over William Paterson
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – Senior quarterback Mike McCarthy (Edgartown, Mass.) rushed for two...
September 7, 2013
Bears Fall to Salve, 36-7
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. – Salve Regina junior Dan Buonocore (Mahwah, N.J.) accounted for four of...
November 17, 2012
Football Falls to Widener in NCAA Tournament, 44-14
CHESTER, PA -- No. 9 Widener put up 37 points in the second half, turning a halftime tie into a...
November 11, 2012
Playoff bracket released!
Who will be Mount Union's biggest challenge on the way to Salem? What is the toughest bracket? Who...
November 3, 2012
MVP McCarthy Leads Bridgewater State to 31-21 Cranberry Bowl Victory
BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. -- Junior quarterback Mike McCarthy (Edgartown, Mass.) amassed 254 yards of...
October 27, 2012
Bears Sink Mariners, 48-21, on Senior Day
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – The Bridgewater State University football team scored on each of its...
October 20, 2012
Bears Roll to 44-14 Win at Fitchburg
FITCHBURG, Mass. – The Fitchburg State football team hosted the Bears of Bridgewater State at...
October 13, 2012
McCarthy, Bears Post 19-7 Homecoming Win over Worcester State
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – Junior quarterback Mike McCarthy (Edgartown, Mass.) rushed for 130 yards...
October 6, 2012
Bears Power Past Coast Guard, 44-21
NEW LONDON, CONN.--Senior quarterback Caleb Gelsomino threw a pair of touchdown passes and ran for...
September 29, 2012
Big-Play Bridgewater State Bests Westfield State, 26-14
WESTFIELD, Mass. – Junior quarterback Mike McCarthy rushed for 93 yards and threw for 133...
September 21, 2012
Bears Blanked by Framingham State, 16-0
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – The visiting Framingham State University Rams posted a 16-0 shutout over...
September 15, 2012
Briidgewater State Bears Hold Off Gulls, 20-14
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – The Bridgewater State University football team withstood a furious...
September 8, 2012
Bears Sink Corsairs, 31-6
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – The Bridgewater State University football team limited visiting UMass...
September 1, 2012
Bridgewater State Powers Past Springfield, 21-17
Springfield, Mass. – Senior quarterback Caleb Gelsomino’s 11-yard touchdown run early in...
February 9, 2012
NEFC splits, will get two AQs
The New England Football Conference is splitting after the 2012 season, with the groups getting a...
November 5, 2011
Bridgewater State Captures 33rd Annual Cranberry Bowl, 38-35
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – Sophomore quarterback Mike McCarthy (Edgartown, Mass.) racked up 246...
October 29, 2011
Bears Blank Maine Maritime, 27-0
CASTINE, Maine – Justin Fuller (Berkley, Mass.) rushed for 143 yards and three touchdowns to...
October 22, 2011
Bridgewater State Pitches 42-0 Homecoming Shutout of Fitchburg State
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – Sophomore quarterback Mike McCarthy (Edgartown, Mass.) rushed for three...
October 15, 2011
Bridgewater State Runs Away With 34-23 Victory Over Worcester State
Worcester, MA --- Paced by Bridgewater State freshman Blaise Branch’s (Brockton, MA) 201...
October 8, 2011
Bridgewater State Downs Coast Guard, 34-16
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – The Bridgewater State University football team posted a 34-16 victory...
September 30, 2011
Bridgewater State Edged by Westfield State, 10-7
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. -- Westfield State took advantage of four Bridgewater State miscues as the...
September 24, 2011
Bears' Comeback Falls Short in 28-20 Loss to Framingham
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – The Framingham State University defense stopped the Bridgewater State...
September 17, 2011
Bridgewater State Remains Unbeaten with 10-7 Win over Plymouth State
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Defense was the story in the New England Football Conference crossover game...
September 10, 2011
Bears Post 27-0 Shutout Over UMass Dartmouth
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The visiting Bridgewater State University football team opened the 2011...
October 30, 2010
Maine Maritime Runs Past Bridgewater State, 35-13
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. -- Maine Maritime Academy rushed for 456 yards as the Mariners downed host...
October 16, 2010
Bridgewater State Posts 25-9 Win over Worcester State on Homecoming
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – In front of over 2,100 homecoming fans, the Bridgewater State University...
September 25, 2010
Framingham State Dominates in 46-7 Win over Bridgewater State
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. -- The Framingham State University football team dominated from start to finish...
September 18, 2010
Bridgewater State Bears Blanked by Plymouth State, 17-0
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. -- In a New England Football Conference (NEFC) crossover game, the Panthers of...
September 13, 2010
BSU's Dave Leombruno Named NEFC Co-Special Teams Player of the Week
Bridgewater State University junior place kicker Dave Leombruno has been selected as the New England...
September 11, 2010
Bridgewater State 10, Mass-Dartmouth 7
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. — Junior place kicker Dave Leombruno (Lakeville, Mass.) booted a 37-yard...
September 4, 2010
Bridgewater State 34, Mount Ida 25
NEWTON, Mass. — Senior running back Justin Fuller (Berkley, Mass.) rushed for 117 yards and...