HARTFORD, Conn. - The Trinity College football team used a strong first-half performance to put the game out of reach early in a 63-14 win over Bowdoin on Saturday afternoon.
The Bantams remain in first place in the NESCAC, improving to 6-0 this season while Bowdoin falls to 0-6 overall.
- Trinity scored 21 points in the first quarter and added 28 in the second quarter to take a commanding halftime lead.
- The Bantams scored on their first touch of the game, forcing a Bowdoin three-and-out and seeing Colin Beaulieu return the punt 55 yards for a touchdown to open the scoring.
- Max Chipouras added a 23-yard touchdown run and Cliff David scored on a 24-yard touchdown pass to give the Bantams a 21-0 lead after one quarter.
- Bowdoin cut into Trinity's lead early in the second quarter, going 75 yards in 11 plays, capped off by a Griff Stalcup six-yard touchdown scamper to make it 21-7.
- Trinity answered with a pair of touchdown runs in the second quarter - an eight-yard run by Chipouras and a 14-yard run by Sonny Puzzo to extend the lead to 35-7.
- Beaulieu scored on a long 72-yard run late in the opening half and Trinity added a two-point conversion, already up 41-7, to make it 43-7.
- With seconds left in the opening half, the Bantams added another score on a 34-yard pass from Puzzo to Girard to make it 49-7 at halftime.
- Brian Thompson scored on a four-yard pass from Noah Nelson, capping a 16-play, 61-yard drive for Bowdoin in the fourth quarter.
- Trinity added two more scores, one in the third quarter and one in the fourth to close out the scoring.
By The Numbers
- Trinity totaled 576 yards of offense in the win, while holding Bowdoin to 216
- Stalcup had 80 yards passing for Bowdoin while Robert Kollmer had 55 yards rushing.
- Nick Vailas caught seven passes for 82 yards for Bowdoin.
- Matthew Williams had seven tackles while Liam Dougherty and Austin Stern had six apiece to lead the Polar Bears
- Bowdoin returns to Whittier Field next Saturday to host Wesleyan at 12:30 p.m.