|Bowdoin College||Middlebury College|
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – The Bowdoin College football team suffered a season-opening 40-3 defeat at the hands of Middlebury on Saturday afternoon at Youngman Field.
The Panthers, who gained 517 yards of total offense in the win, improve to 1-0. Bowdoin drops to 0-1 on the year with the loss.
Bowdoin scored on its first possession of the season to take an early 3-0 lead, covering 64 yards on 12 plays and converting on a 33-yard field goal by Andrew Sisti to take the early edge
That would be it for the Polar Bears, however, as Middlebury would score touchdowns on five of its six first-half possessions to take an insurmountable 34-3 lead at the break
Jared Lebowitz keyed the offensive attack for the Panthers, going 26-39 for 369 yards passing and five touchdowns while also scoring on a two-yard keeper
Daniel Wanger jumped off the page for Bowdoin on special teams, blocking three kicks on the day – a field goal and two PAT attempts
By The Numbers
Bowdoin struggled to find their footing offensively, converting 13 first-downs and 194 yards of total offense
Tim Drakeley went 15-30 passing for 126 yards for Bowdoin while Nate Richam gained 63 yards on 14 carries
Nick Vailas caught five passes for 66 yards in the loss
Defensively, Andrew Joyce had 11 tackles while Latif Armiyaw collected ten stops.