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A thrilling victory for MIT football, and madness for the hoops teams

Students and other fans take in an upset win, Beaver Madness rally.
On a wet and rainy night, the MIT football team wrapped up the home portion of the 2012 football schedule and sent off its senior class in style as the Engineers scored with 35 seconds left to shock nationally ranked Salve Regina University, 20-19.
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On a wet and rainy night, the MIT football team wrapped up the home portion of the 2012 football schedule and sent off its senior class in style as the Engineers scored with 35 seconds left to shock nationally ranked Salve Regina University, 20-19.
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Photo: Thomas Gearty
Friday's contest started with a short ceremony to recognize the members of the Class of 2013 — including tight end Ben Montgomery, a senior majoring in electrical engineering and computer science — in their final home game.
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Friday's contest started with a short ceremony to recognize the members of the Class of 2013 — including tight end Ben Montgomery, a senior majoring in electrical engineering and computer science — in their final home game.
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Photo: Ben Bocko
MIT was a definite underdog for this game. Salve Regina was ranked #24 in a national poll and came into the game carrying 13 wins in a row, the longest active winning streak in Division III football.
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MIT was a definite underdog for this game. Salve Regina was ranked #24 in a national poll and came into the game carrying 13 wins in a row, the longest active winning streak in Division III football.
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Photo: Thomas Gearty
The game was played through a steady drizzle that soaked the players, the field and the spectators. Despite the slick conditions, MIT had just one turnover for the game.
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The game was played through a steady drizzle that soaked the players, the field and the spectators. Despite the slick conditions, MIT had just one turnover for the game.
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Photo: Thomas Gearty
Junior defensive back Rhys Borchert halted a Salve Regina drive in the first half with this interception.
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Junior defensive back Rhys Borchert halted a Salve Regina drive in the first half with this interception.
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Photo: Thomas Gearty
The rain did not keep away fans of both teams — although there were almost as many umbrellas in the stands as there were fans.
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The rain did not keep away fans of both teams — although there were almost as many umbrellas in the stands as there were fans.
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Photo: Ben Bocko
Sophomore quarterback Peter Williams lofts a pass to sophomore running back/wide receiver Brad Goldsberry (#20). In the second half, Goldsberry set up the winning score with a 61-yard kickoff return.
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Sophomore quarterback Peter Williams lofts a pass to sophomore running back/wide receiver Brad Goldsberry (#20). In the second half, Goldsberry set up the winning score with a 61-yard kickoff return.
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Photo: Thomas Gearty
MIT fans erupt at the end of the game after MIT scored with 35 seconds left to go ahead by one point.
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MIT fans erupt at the end of the game after MIT scored with 35 seconds left to go ahead by one point.
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Photo: Ben Bocko
Head coach Chad Martinovich gathered the team in the endzone to talk about the effort after the game was over. With the win, the Engineers improved their record to 4-3 overall and 3-2 in the New England Football Conference.
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Head coach Chad Martinovich gathered the team in the endzone to talk about the effort after the game was over. With the win, the Engineers improved their record to 4-3 overall and 3-2 in the New England Football Conference.
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Photo: Ben Bocko
After the football game, students and other fans of MIT basketball gathered in Rockwell Cage for Beaver Madness, a rally to celebrate the start of the basketball season. From left, Kristen Eller '16, Liana Korber, Ava Soleimany '16, and Aleena Nadeem '16.
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After the football game, students and other fans of MIT basketball gathered in Rockwell Cage for Beaver Madness, a rally to celebrate the start of the basketball season. From left, Kristen Eller '16, Liana Korber, Ava Soleimany '16, and Aleena Nadeem '16.
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Photo: Ben Bocko
Beaver Madness featured scrimmages by both the men's and women's teams, but it wouldn't be a rally without the MIT cheerleaders.
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Beaver Madness featured scrimmages by both the men's and women's teams, but it wouldn't be a rally without the MIT cheerleaders.
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Photo: Ben Bocko
Kojo Welbeck '14 (center) cheers on the teams. The event also featured a shooting contest for prizes open to anyone in the stands.
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Kojo Welbeck '14 (center) cheers on the teams. The event also featured a shooting contest for prizes open to anyone in the stands.
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Photo: Ben Bocko
The MIT Ridonkulous dance group opened the night with specially choreographed routine.
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The MIT Ridonkulous dance group opened the night with specially choreographed routine.
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Photo: Ben Bocko
The coaches for the MIT's women's basketball team. From left: assistant coaches Kimi Soo Hoo '08, Sara Hagstrom, Lucia Robinson, and head coach Sonia Raman.
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The coaches for the MIT's women's basketball team. From left: assistant coaches Kimi Soo Hoo '08, Sara Hagstrom, Lucia Robinson, and head coach Sonia Raman.
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Photo: Thomas Gearty
Between the scrimmages, the performances, and a few ridiculous competitions, the night was equal parts cheering and laughter.
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Between the scrimmages, the performances, and a few ridiculous competitions, the night was equal parts cheering and laughter.
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Photo: Ben Bocko
Two MIT staff members squared off against physics professor Peter Dourmashkin in a test of skills that ended with a half-court crawl to the finish.
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Two MIT staff members squared off against physics professor Peter Dourmashkin in a test of skills that ended with a half-court crawl to the finish.
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Photo: Ben Bocko
Sophomore guard Nick Prus throws down a dunk. The men's team opens its season on Nov. 9 with an exhibition game against Harvard University. The women get their season rolling at the Salem State Tip Off tournament on Nov. 17.
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Sophomore guard Nick Prus throws down a dunk. The men's team opens its season on Nov. 9 with an exhibition game against Harvard University. The women get their season rolling at the Salem State Tip Off tournament on Nov. 17.
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Photo: Thomas Gearty

MIT Athletics celebrated inside and out this past weekend. In its final home game of the season, the MIT football team shocked nationally ranked Salve Regina University. After the game, the men's and women's basketball teams drummed up excitement for their upcoming seasons at the Beaver Madness rally in Rockwell Cage.

Friday's game was also senior night for the football team, and the players honored their graduating teammates with a come-from-behind 20-19 win against previously undefeated Salve Regina University. A steady drizzle at Steinbrenner Stadium could not dampen the spirits of the team or deter the fans who packed the to cheer the Engineers on to victory.

Read a full recap of the game.

After the game, the men's and women's basketball teams showcased their skills at Beaver Madness, an annual event to open the hoops season.

View the slideshow to see photos from the night.

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