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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Blown out

Middlebury went in to Trinity with a NESCAC championship in mind and left with a humbling reminder from the Bantams that room at the top is hard to come by in this conference. Trinity’s 45-7 rout was about as convincing as they can come, as the Bantams dominated from start to finish, on every unit, […]

Stopping Number 46

Tomorrow, the Middlebury football team will play in Hartford, Connecticut on the Jessee/Miller Field where Trinity last lost in 2001, 45 games ago. Both teams are 5-0 — the last two remaining undefeated teams in not just the NESCAC, but also in the Northeast Region of Division III football. While both teams will have two games […]

Another One Bates the Dust

The Panthers improved to 5-0 on the season with a 38-23 win over Bates in front of a capacity crowd on homecoming weekend in Middlebury. Led once again by senior wide receiver Zach Driscoll, the offense pulled away in the second half after a slow start, and the defense did enough to hold the Bobcats […]

Starting the Second Half

Middlebury is 4-0 for the first time since 1992 after beating Williams last weekend, ending a 12-game losing streak that began in 2001. The 30-13 victory against the Ephs increased Middlebury’s season point differential to +87, an average of over three touchdowns points per game. As has become routine for these Panthers, they dominated the game […]

Ending the Williams Woes

The last time the Middlebury football team beat Williams was in 2000. I was 9-years old. Jeff was 8. Bob Ritter hadn’t been hired as the head coach. And the national deficit … well, there wasn’t one. Since 2000 Middlebury has found all kinds of ways to lose to Williams. There have been defensive struggles, […]