Tufts Keeps Bowdoin Football Winless in Shutout Victory

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MEDFORD, Mass. – The Tufts University football team overwhelmed Bowdoin on Saturday, 49-0, at Ellis Oval.

The Jumbos move to 3-3 this season while the Polar Bears fall to 0-6.

Game Highlights

  • The teams played a scoreless opening quarter as the Polar Bears racked up three sacks in the early going to stymie the Jumbo offense.
  • Tufts hit its stride with a 21-point second quarter to take command before halftime, scoring twice on long touchdown passes from Jacob Caroll to OJ Armstrong to take a 21-0 edge at the break.
  • The Jumbos continued to roll in the second half, scoring 14 points in both the third and fourth quarters.
  • Armstrong hauled in his third touchdown pass of the day – a 66-yarder- and Tufts added three rushing touchdowns to cap the scoring.

By The Numbers

  • Tufts rolled up 662 yards of total offense in the victory – 386 yards through the air and 276 on the ground- en route to the win.
  • Bowdoin was able to muster only 181 yards of offnse and 11 first downs on the afternoon.
  • Jacob Carroll went 12-23 for 325 yards passing and three TD's for Tufts, with six catches and 142 yards going to Armstrong.
  • Bowdoin was led by 143 yards passing by Matthew Marcantano with Brendan Ward pacing the Polar Bears with five catches for 65 yards.
  • Joe Gowetski made a team-high 11 tackles for Bowdoin, including 4.5 for a loss with 1.5 sacks.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin will return home next Saturday when they host Middlebury at 1:00 p.m. at Whittier Field.