Football Falls to Williams in Season-Opener

Tyler Grant rushed for 58 yards in Bowdoin's loss to Williams
Tyler Grant rushed for 58 yards in Bowdoin's loss to Williams

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - The Williams College football team celebrated the opening of Farley-Lamb Field on Saturday with a 36-0 victory over Bowdoin.

In the season-opener for both teams, the Ephs (1-0) earned their third straight win over the Polar Bears (0-1) while Bowdoin turned the ball over three times and suffered its first shutout loss since 2012.

Tyler Grant rushed for 58 yards on the ground for Bowdoin on 21 carries. Mac Caputi finished 19-36 for 132 yards through the air with Daniel Barone catching six passes for 45 yards. Jibrail Coy had six tackles and a pass break up for the Bowdoin defense while Jake Prince had five solo stops, including two for a loss. 

Alex Scyocurka rushed for 128 yards and two touchdowns to spark the Williams offense. He got the Ephs started with a 15-yard scamper late in the opening quarter to give the hosts an early 7-0 lead. Early in the second quarter, Taysean Scott intercepted a Mac Caputi pass and returned it 18 yards for a touchdown to increase the Williams lead to  13-0. A good punt return by Williams' Tom Cabarle put the Ephs in position for their next score as they went 27 yards in just three plays, scoring on a one-yard run by Jean Luc Etienne to make it 19-0 at halftime.

Scyocurka and Etienne added two more scores in the second half and Joseph Mallock hit a 28-yard field goal to wrap up the Williams scoring. Williams amassed 403 yards of total offense, took advantage of three Bowdoin turnovers, and held the Polar Bears to just 212 yards on the afternoon.

The Polar Bears will look to bounce back next Saturday as they host Amherst at Whittier Field. Game time is set for 12:30 p.m.