Football Weekly Preview: Middlebury

Football Weekly Preview: Middlebury

This Week: The Trinity College football team dominated the Bowdoin College Polar Bears in a 48-6 victory last week to improve to 5-1 on the season. The Bantams return home to The Coop this weekend for a showdown versus Middlebury on Saturday of Family Weekend.


Trinity (5-1) v. Middlebury (4-2)
Saturday, October 28, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.
Jessee/Miller Field
Hartford, Connecticut
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Middlebury Series History: The Bantams lead the all-time series against Middlebury, 30-11, dating back to the first-ever meeting in 1912.

Last Trinity win against the Panthers:
 The Bantams have won the last three meetings between the two schools, including last year's 27-5 drubbing. RB Max Chipouras ran for 187 yards while the Bantam defense forced four turnovers and held the Panther offense to just three total points.

Game Notes:
- Senior tri-captain RB Max Chipouras leads the conference with 708 rushing yards and is tied for the league lead with eight rushing touchdowns. Chipouras, who recently became only the second player in Bantam football history to eclipse 3,000 career rushing yards, found paydirt twice in the team's victory over Bowdoin. He also set the new program record for career total points, passing Charlie Sticka '55, with 230. 
- Sophomore WR Jonathan Girard leads the NESCAC in receiving with a whopping 137.3 yards per game while junior Koby Schofer is second in the league with 98.0 ypg. Schofer also tops the league with eight receiving scores while Girard has six (2nd in NESCAC). Schofer finished with 116 yards and two touchdowns versus the Polar Bears while Girard added 92 yards receiving on five catches.
- Rookie QB Seamus Lambert went 22-29 for 280 yards passing and three touchdowns while adding 75 yards rushing on 15 carries in his first career start. Junior QB Jordan Vazzano leads the conference in passing (265.2 ypg) and passing touchdowns (12) this season as well. 
- Trinity forced four turnovers versus the Polar Bears, with interceptions by senior safety Chandler Colberg, rookie CB Jalen Weathers (Chicago, Ill.), sophomore DB Matt McCarthy (North Reading, Mass.) and junior DB Matt Patry (Medfield, Mass.). Junior DE Devyn Perkins (Brookline, Mass.) also forced his league-leading third fumble of the season to go along with two tackles for loss. sophomore DB Matt McCarthy led the Bantam defensive unit with seven tackles (six solo) while rookie safety Robert Levine (Catonsville, Md.) added five solo tackles. 
- Sophomore DL James Christiano is tied for third in the league in sacks (3) while senior DE Corey Jean-Jacques is tied for seventh with 5.5 tackles for loss. Perkins leads the conference with three forced fumbles while Patry tops the leauge with seven pass breakups. 
- Senior K Eric Sachse leads the NESCAC in kicking, tallying 44 points on a perfect 6-for-6 in field goal attempts and 26-for-28 in extra points. The senior also has the conference's longest field goal this fall, a 50-yarder which also broke the college record.
- Trinity tops the NESCAC in three different categories, including scoring offense (40.4 ppg), pass offense (276 ypg), pass defense (157 ypg), total offense (508.3 ypg, 5th in nation), and pass efficiency (145.2, tied). The Bantams are also second in total defense (226.8 ypg) and rushing offense (232.3).