Football

2017 RECORD: 7-2; 4-1 home, 3-1 away NESCAC TITLES: 6 (2000, '09, '11, '13-15) PERFECT SEASONS: 7

2016 Amherst Football News

  • Foy Named Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Nominee
    July 25, 2017
    Rising senior Reece Foy of the Amherst College football team has been named one of 146 nominees throughout the FBS, FCS, Division II and III, and the NAIA for the 2017 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®, as recently announced by the organizations.
  • Aspiring Doctor Keeps Focus on Community
    May 24, 2017
    Niyi Odewade '17 has been a force for the Amherst College football program over the past four years. Recently named the Desmond "Tuss" McLaughry Award Winner, the Newark, N.J. native was named a First Team All-NESCAC Defense selection in 2016 and helped anchor a stingy Amherst defense that allowed just 238.9 yards of total per game, including a miniscule, 79.0 rushing yards per contest, and just 13.9 points per game. Odewade finished his senior campaign with 32 tackles, 4.5 sacks for a loss of 32 yards, and 9.5 tackles for a loss of 43 yards.
  • NESCAC Football Moves to Full Round Robin Schedule
    April 28, 2017
    The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) will implement round-robin scheduling in the sport of football beginning with the 2017 season. The NESCAC Presidents voted to support converting the annual scrimmage each school plays into a regular season game.
  • Odewade Named Desmond "Tuss" McLaughry Award Winner
    April 11, 2017
    Amherst College senior defensive lineman Niyi Odewade was named the Desmond "Tuss" McLaughry Award winner which goes to the top Western Mass. collegiate student-athlete.
  • Football Places Seven on All-NESCAC Teams
    November 22, 2016
    The Amherst College football team had seven players garner All-NESCAC honors as announced by the league office Tuesday afternoon.
  • Football Scores 28 Unanswered Points to Down Williams, 28-3
    November 12, 2016
    The Amherst College football team scored 28 unanswered points, including 21 in the third quarter, to secure a 28-3 victory over archrival Williams College Saturday afternoon at Pratt Field at Lehrman Stadium in the “Biggest Little Game in America.”
  • Game Day Insider: Leading Through Adversity
    November 12, 2016
    Throughout the course of its existence, the Amherst College football program has had an abundance of talented players walk through its doors. In 2016, there is no lack of talent on the Purple & White’s sideline, but what is added to it, is a dimension of character that comes from facing unexpected adversity.
  • Football Suffers 24-14 Setback at Trinity
    November 05, 2016
    Amherst College sophomore defensive back Zach Allen picked off two Sunny Puzzo passes, but Trinity College scored 21 unanswered points while trailing 14-3 to complete a 24-14 comeback victory over the Purple & White Saturday afternoon at Jessee/Miller Field in Hartford, Conn.
  • Odewade Named CoSIDA Academic All-District
    November 03, 2016
    Niyi Odewade ’17 of the Amherst College football team was named to the 2016 Capital One College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District first team as announced by the organization, Thursday.
  • Game Day Insider: "These Are My Type of Guys"
    October 31, 2016
    “These are my type of guys.” A simple phrase, but one that head coach E.J. Mills so readily applies to a group of three gifted Amherst College senior receivers.
  • Football Falls to Tufts, 27-10
    October 29, 2016
    Amherst College senior linebacker Parker Chapman forced a fumble, and senior linebacker Evan Boynton pulled in an interception, but Tufts University scored 14 points in the fourth quarter to pull away to a 27-10 victory over the Purple & White Saturday afternoon at Pratt Field at Lehrman Stadium during Family Weekend.
  • Football Falls at Wesleyan, 20-0
    October 22, 2016
    Amherst College senior wide receiver Devin Boehm caught six passes for 73 yards, but the Wesleyan University defense picked off five passes as the Cardinals earned their second win over the Purple & White in the last four years during Saturday afternoon’s Little Three contest at Corwin Stadium at Andrus Field in Middletown, Conn.
  • Game Day Insider: Making Their Mark
    October 17, 2016
    The Amherst College football program has had an abundance of success during its rich, 137-year history that includes six NESCAC titles, and seven perfect seasons, including back-to-back 8-0 marks in 2014 and 2015 (the first time that feat has been accomplished). Along the way, Amherst football has boasted some of the nation’s finest student-athletes on both sides of the ball, and this year is no different. For head coach E.J. Mills, now in his 20th season at the helm, one of the hallmarks of his teams’ successes has been defense.
  • Morales Throws for 3 Touchdowns, Amherst Downs Colby, 41-0
    October 15, 2016
    Amherst College sophomore quarterback Nick Morales was 23-of-34 for 323 yards and three touchdowns including a 69-yard strike to Bo Berluti ’19 as the Purple & White amassed 525 yards of total offense and cruised to a 41-0 victory over Colby College Saturday afternoon at Pratt Field at Lehrman Stadium.
  • Football Edged by Middlebury in Thriller, 27-26
    October 08, 2016
    Amherst College senior wide receiver Devin Boehm caught 11 passes for 141 yards and a score, and Jack Hickey '19 rushed for a pair of touchdowns, but a Carter Massengill field goal early in the fourth quarter, and a late interception by Martin Williams proved to be enough as Middlebury College held on for a thrilling, 27-26 victory to end the Purple & White's 21-game winning streak Saturday afternoon at Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium in Middlebury, Vt.
  • Football Powers Past Bowdoin, 31-10
    October 01, 2016
    Amherst College starting quarterback Alex Berluti ’17 threw for 187 yards and a pair of touchdowns to help lift the Purple & White to a 31-10 victory over Bowdoin College in Saturday afternoon’s NESCAC tilt at Whittier Field in Brunswick, Maine.
  • Game Day Insider: In the Right Place at the Right Time
    September 26, 2016
    He stands at just 5 feet 7 inches and 165 pounds – but there is much more to Myles Gaines than meets the eye. Hailing from Bridgeport, Conn., the dynamic running back is always poised to make something special happen – whether it’s on the football field or off it.
  • Football Blanks Hamilton, 34-0 in Season Opener
    September 24, 2016
    Jack Hickey ’19 found the end zone three times as the Amherst College football team powered to a 34-0 victory over Hamilton College in Saturday afternoon’s season opener for both teams at Pratt Field at Lehrman Stadium.
  • Amherst Gears Up for NESCAC Title Run in 2016
    September 20, 2016
    The 2015 season was another one for the record books as the Amherst College football team clinched its second consecutive perfect 8-0 season for the first time in the program's storied history, while also claiming its third straight NESCAC title, and second straight outright crown. They are now tied with Trinity College for most league championships (6).