Football Heads To Vermont To Battle Middlebury Saturday

Football Heads To Vermont To Battle Middlebury Saturday

BOWDOIN vs. MIDDLEBURY
The Bowdoin College and Middlebury College football teams will clash on Saturday for the 24th time on Saturday as the squads battle at Youngman Field in Vermont. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. 

LIVE COVERAGE
Fans can follow all of the statistics from the game on their smartphones by downloading the Bowdoin Front Row app in the iTunes Store or on Google Play. Links to live statistics and video coverage of the contest can be found in the app, as well as push notifications and alerts on all of your favorite Polar Bear teams. The game will be carried live by the Northeast Sports Network, which is available via any web browser and through the NESCAC app on numerous smart TV apps. 

LAST WEEK
Both teams enter the game with 0-1 records as Bowdoin lost its opener to Williams, 41-6 at Whittier Field, while Wesleyan overwhelmed Middlebury, 52-21, in Connecticut.

POLAR BEAR NOTES

  • Junior tailback Nate Richam (West Hartford, Conn.) rushed for 78 yards and added 22 receiving yards to surpass 1,000 career yards of total offense on Saturday against Williams. He is 92 rushing yards shy of reaching 1,000 for his career and becoming the first Polar Bear to reach the plateau since Tyler Grant '17.   
  • Sophomore Liam Dougherty (Summit, N.J.) led Bowdoin with 12 tackles, while senior Kevin Chen (Taipei, Taiwan) collected his first career interception against the Ephs.
  • Bowdoin was in the middle of the pack with 245 yards of total offense last week, including 108 on the ground. It was the Polar Bears' first 100-yard rushing game since the Trinity game last season (Oct. 21, 2017). Bowdoin's highest run-total output last year came against Middlebury (196 yards on Sep. 23, 2017).

PANTHER NOTES

  • Junior receiver Maxim Bochman (Concord, Mass.) caught six passes for 52 yards at Wesleyan on Saturday.
  • Senior Kevin Maxwell (Scotch Plains, N.J.) made seven tackles on Saturday, including one for lost yardage.
  • Middlebury led the league with 266 yards passing last week, but were second to last in the league with 27 yards on the ground despite 29 attempts.
  • The Panthers committed four turnovers which helped lead to Wesleyan's win, including three interceptions on the afternoon and two defensive touchdowns.

LAST MEETING
Last year in Brunswick, Middlebury quarterback Jared Lebowitz passed for 316 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Panthers to a 41-14 win over Bowdoin at Whittier Field. Nate Richam rushed for 67 yards while Griff Stalcup gained 54 on the ground for Bowdoin in the loss.

BOWDOIN vs. MIDDLEBURY - ALL TIME
Due to the NESCAC's formerly rotating schedule, the squads have only played each other 23 times in the series history. Middlebury has won four straight dating back to 2012 while Bowdoin's last win came in 2009. The Panthers hold a 15-7-1 advantage in the all-time series.