Bowdoin Falls to Colby in Football Season Finale

Brendan Ward rushed for 146 yards in the loss at Colby
Brendan Ward rushed for 146 yards in the loss at Colby

WATERVILLE, Maine – The Bowdoin College football team closed its season with a 30-14 loss to Colby on Saturday afternoon.

The Polar Bears finish the season 1-8 despite out-gaining the Mules on the afternoon. Colby (3-6) claims its first CBB Championship since 2005 with the victory.

Game Highlights

  • Bowdoin gained over 100 yards rushing in the first half but couldn't get on the scoreboard as the Mules carried a 3-0 lead into the break on a 29-yard field goal by Walter Thilly.
  • The Mules broke it open in the third quarter, scoring on a 47-yard touchdown run by Jake Schwern and then taking advantage of a Bowdoin turnover to add a one-yard touchdown run to make it 17-0.
  • Early in the fourth quarter, another Polar Bear turnover gave Colby the ball on the one yard line. Four plays later another Schwern TD run make it 24-0 and another scamper by Schwern on Colby's next possession extended the lead to 30-0.
  • Bowdoin got on the scoreboard with a 48 yard touchdown run by Brendan Ward and closed the final margin to 16 points when Bo Millett hauled in a five-yard TD pass from Austin McCrum in the final minute of play.

By The Numbers

  • Bowdoin owned an advantage in total yards (374-319) but had two key turnovers deep in their own territory and converted just 4-16 on third down in the loss.
  • Brendan Ward had a career-high 146 yards rushing on 28 carries. Austin McCrum went 15-31 for 172 yards passing with a touchdown. Bo Millett caught nine passes for 138 yards.
  • For the second straight year, Jake Schwern did in Bowdoin, rushing for 185 yards on 34 carries with three touchdowns.
  • Liam Dougherty led Bowdoin defensively with 11 tackles on the afternoon.