Polar Bears Host Trinity Saturday in Family Weekend Gridiron Clash

Polar Bears Host Trinity Saturday in Family Weekend Gridiron Clash

BOWDOIN vs. TRINITY
The Bowdoin College football team hosts Trinity in the 48th meeting between the two football programs Saturday at Whittier Field.

BOWDOIN FAMILY WEEKEND
It is Family Weekend at Bowdoin and complete information on all of the festivities can be found at bowdoin.edu/familyweekend as well as in the Bowdoin Family Weekend Mobile App, available at Bowdo.in/app

GAMEDAY PARKING/TAILGAITING INFORMATION
As work continues on Phase II of the Whittier Field project, the traditional home tailgating section has been re-opened for this weekend's game. For complete information on Gameday and tailgaiting, visit the Whittier Field Gameday Page.

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. For fans unable to attend games at Whittier Field, all Bowdoin home games will be carried live online in HD -with instant replay - on the Northeast Sports Network (www.nsnsports.net).

LAST WEEK
Bowdoin (0-5) gave up 38 points in the first half at Hamilton and couldn't recover in an eventual 62-27 loss. Trinity (4-1) knocked off previously-unbeaten Tufts, rallying from a 14-point first quarter deficit to score 30 straight points in a 38-24 victory.
 
POLAR BEAR NOTES

  • Bowdoin's passing offense ranks second in the league entering play on Saturday, averaging 225.0 yards/game. Austin McCrum is fourth in the conference at 192.4 yards passing/game.
  • Joe Gowetski leads the NESCAC in tackles with 47 this season. Nicholas Leahy ranks sixth (41) and Franny Rose stands seventh (40).
  • The Polar Bears will look to take better advantage of opportunities as the squad presently stands ninth in the league in third-down conversions (33%) and last in red zone scoring (50%).

SCOUTING THE BANTAMS

  • Senior Max Chipouras rushed 29 times for 164 yards and a touchdown in the win over Tufts last weekend. He averaged 5.7 yards per carry and also became just the second NESCAC player to reach 3,000 rushing yards in his career. He currently stands first in the league in rushing (642 yards).
  • Quarterback Jordan Vazzano leads the NESCAC in total offense (301.0 yards/game, passing yards (265.2 yards/game) and passing touchdowns (12).
  • Trinity currently leads the NESCAC in total offense (509.0 yards/game) and total defense (240.0 yards allowed/game).

LAST MEETING
Last year in Hartford, Trinity led 49-7 at halftime on their way to a 63-14 victory over Bowdoin. Trinity rushed for 317 yards and six touchdowns in the win.

BOWDOIN vs. TRINITY - ALL TIME
Trinity has won 19 straight against Bowdoin, dating back to 1999. It is the longest current winning streak by any team against the Polar Bears. The Bantams hold a 39-6-2 edge in the all-time series which dates back to 1912. Bowdoin's last victory over the Bantams came in a 19-0 decision in 1998.