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Hamilton College football 27 vs Colby 24

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CLINTON, N.Y. — Colby College had its best offensive production of the season and Mark Snyder caught two touchdown passes, but Hamilton College had the lone score of the second half to pull out a 27-24 victory on Saturday at Steuben Field.

Game highlights
* The Mules opened up a 17-0 lead early in the second quarter. However, the Continentals scored three touchdowns in the final 7:41 of the second quarter to cut the margin to 24-20 at intermission.

* Snyder, who had seven catches for 99 yards, caught a 28-yard scoring pass from Jack O’Brien just 1:32 into the game. The Mules went 56 yards on only three plays.

* The Mules made it 14-0 on Jake Schwern’s 4-yard touchdown run with 7:51 left in the first quarter. Colby drove 71 yards on 10 plays.

* Colby took 7:42 off the clock and drove 65 yards in 16 plays to go up 17-0 on John Baron’s 40-yard field goal with 12:24 to halftime.

* The Continentals (2-4 overall) came to life with three touchdown passes from Kenny Gray in the final 7:41 of the quarter. He had scoring throws of 10, 30, and 14 yards.

* Now trailing 20-17 with 1:34 to halftime, Colby went 65 yards on seven plays to take a 24-20 lead at the break. Snyder caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from O’Brien with five seconds remaining.

* After a scoreless third quarter, Hamilton had the game-winning touchdown on a 2-yard run by Mitch Bierman with 6:52 remaining. The Continentals converted a 4th-and-5 play on the drive with 8:20 to go.

* The Mules (0-6) had three chances with the ball in the final seven minutes. Colby reached as far as the 32-yard line on the final drive.

By the numbers
* Schwern caught 10 balls for 57 yards and added 49 yards of rushing. O’Brien finished with 44 rushing yards and threw for 242 yards on 28 completions.

* Colby’s defense held the Continentals to just 79 rushing yards and 258 yards of total offense. The Mules’ offense had 336 yards.

* Colby punt returner Andrew DeFrarnco averaged 12.5 yards on four returns.

* Don Vivian had a team-high seven tackles, an interception, and two pass break-ups. Nick Strand and Patrick Sopko both had six tackles, while Patrick Yale made seven stops and had an interception return of 53 yards.

Next on the schedule
* The Mules start Colby-Bates-Bowdoin (CBB) play next Saturday at 1 p.m. on Colby’s Family Homecoming Weekend.

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