Northeastern started the game strong with #12 Jack Bambrick breaking the line and speeding past the Fairfield defenders for a debut try with his first touch of the ball for the Maddogs. The extra points were converted by #9 Darren Chan. Bambrick doubled Northeastern’s advantage at the half hour mark recovering his own kick into the corner before scoring. Darren Chan again converted the extra points before a successful penalty kick 8 minutes later. The score was 17-0 after a strong first half perfomace from the Maddogs. Northeastern had a strong defensive showing in the second half allowing only one Fairfield score with a try in the 63rd minute making it 17-7. This score stood until the final whistle.