Football

2018 RECORD: 5-0 NESCAC TITLES: 6 (2000, '09, '11, '13-15) PERFECT SEASONS: 7

Week Eight Football Preview: Amherst vs Trinity

Week Eight Football Preview: Amherst vs Trinity

Amherst College (7-0) vs. Trinity College (6-1)
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018
Jessee/Miller Field
Hartford, Conn. * 1 p.m.

 

Live Coverage

Saturday's game will be broadcast live on the Mammoths Sports Network, accessible by going to Amherstmammoths.tv.

Live Stats for Saturday's will also be available here.

 

The Series

Amherst leads the all-time series with a 60-45-8 record against the Bantams. The first meeting came in 1886 and the teams have played each other every year since 1948. More recently, the Mammoths have won four of the last five meetings and six of the last nine. Trinity's only wins since 2007 have come in Hartford, Conn., where Amherst is 15-23-1. The last time the teams met in Hartford, Trinity came away with a 24-14 victory to snap a three-year Amherst winning streak.

 

Last Time Out - Amherst

Amherst College made big plays at critical times and held on to beat Tufts University 19-13 in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) football action on Senior Day, last Saturday afternoon at Pratt Field at Lehrman Stadium.

John Callahan '19, who was honored among 19 Seniors in a pre-game ceremony, had an interception and a forced fumble, which he also recovered and returned 65 yards to the Jumbos two-yard line, setting up a two-yard rush by fellow senior Jack Hickey, which gave Amherst a double-digit lead in the second half.

Callahan was named NESCAC Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts.

Amherst got on the board first with a little bit of trickery. On fourth and five at the Tufts six-yard line, they lined up for a field goal try but snapped the ball directly to Bo Berluti '19, who scampered up the middle for a touchdown.

Andrew Ferrero '19 made two big field goals, one a 39 yarder early in the second quarter to make it 10-0 and then a 30-yard field goal to extend the lead to 13 points on the opening drive of the fourth quarter.

The first field goal was set up by an interception by Callahan, which stopped the Jumbos just past midfield.

In a one-possession game,Tufts got the ball back at their own 32 yard-line with 3:00 to play. The Mammoths needed another big play to seal the victory, and they got it in the form of a 12-yard sack by Joe Kelly '21 and Alex Katchadurian '20, sending Tufts back to their own 25 and forcing them into a 4th and 17. On that fourth down try, senior Zach Allen sealed the win when he intercepted Paul Campo at the 47-yard line.

 

Last Time Out - Trinity

The Trinity College Bantams throttled the visiting Middlebury College Panthers in a 48-0 shutout in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) football action on a rainy and windy afternoon at Jessee/Miller Field.  The Bantams held the Panthers to six first downs and 73 yards of total offense, an average of 1.4 yards per play and blocked three punts to improve to 6-1 heading into a showdown with undefeated Amherst next weekend in Hartford. 

Trinity extended its overall winning streak and its winning streak against Middlebury to four games, while pushing its home winning streak to 16 games.

Trinity jumped to a 27-0 lead at halftime, allowing just one completed pass and 45 total yards, while senior tri-captain RB Max Chipouras (Longmeadow, Mass.) and first-year Seamus Lambert (Andover, Mass.) combined for 206 rushing yards for the Bantam offense through two quarters.  Trinity sophomore DL James Christiano (Middlebury, Conn.) blocked a Panther punt on the first possession of the game to give the Bantams the ball near midfield, but the visitors answered with a goal line stand thanks to a tackle for loss by junior DL Alex Norton (Cohasset, Mass.) on 4th-and-1 at the Panther four-yard line to keep the game scoreless. 

The Trinity defense forced a three-and-out, and the next punt by Panther junior Maxwell Rye (Longmeadow, Mass.) traveled just 20 yards against a heavy Bantam rush and a strong wind. Trinity took advantage this time with a 17-yard scoring pass from Lambert to sophomore WR Jonathan Girard (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) with 5:20 left in the first quarter, and the home team rolled from there.

 

Last Meeting:

Amherst improved to 7-1 and handed Trinity (7-1) their first loss of the season with a 28-20 victory on November 4, 2017 at Pratt Field at Lehrman Stadium. 

Jack Hickey '19 ran for two touchdowns and Ollie Eberth '20 gave Amherst a 7-0 lead with a five-yard rush in the only scoring of the first quarter. 

James O'Regan '20 caught a 55-yard touchdown pass and Hickey's two runs pushed Amherst to a 28-7 lead midway through the fourth quarter. 

Trinity scored the final two touchdowns of the game, with Koby Schofer catching his second pass of the day with 4:08 left in the game. Max Chipouras ran for 92 yards and his touchdown with twenty-four seconds left was too late to pull the Bantams back into the game. 

 

 Probable Starters

MAMMOTHS
OFFENSE

MAMMOTHS
DEFENSE

 

BANTAMS

OFFENSE

BANTAMS

DEFENSE

 QB - Ollie Eberth - #10

 CB - Nate Tyrell - #2

 

 QB – Jordan Vazzano - #13

 CB – Ian McDonald - #25

 WR - Bo Berluti - #11

 CB - Avery Saffold - #1

 

 RB – Max Chipouras - #22

 CB – Matt Patry - #26

 WR - James O'Regan - #5

 S - Matt Durbrow - #4

 

 TJoe Samuelman - #29

 S – Chandler Colberg - #34

 WR – Joe Masterson - #83

 S – Zach Allen - #8

 

 T – Austin Baiardi - #72

 S – Matt McCarthy - #32

 TE - Justin Berry - #84

 DE - Andrew Yamin - #38

 

 G – Matt Evans - #77

 OLB – Dago Picon-Roura - #11

 RB – Biafra Okoronkwo - #21

 DT – Andrew DeNoble - #55

 

 C – Steve O'Reilly - #66

 OLB – Shane Libby - #40

 LT - Jack Tyrrell - #58

 DE - Rob Needham - #91

 

 G – Alex Wukowitz - #64

 ILB – Daniel Negron - #33

 LG - Brantley Mayers - #75

 DT - Greg Franklin - #97

 

 T – Kalvin Guillermo - #63

 ILB – Jacob Martilotti - #49

 C -  Dan Papa - #67

 LB - Andrew Sommer -#48

 

 WR – Koby Schofer - #12

 DE – Nick Rose - #54

 RG -  Jack Griffiths - #65

 LB - Jack Barrett - #44

 

 WR – Bryan Vieira - #6

 NT – Corey Jean-Jacques - #69

 RT -  Brendan Coleman - #78

 LB - John Callahan - #42

 

WR – Jonathan Girard - #2

 DE – Devyn Perkins - #50

 K -  Andrew Ferrero - #94

 P - Henry Atkeson - #92

 

 K – Eric Sachse - #38

 P – Kimball Winans - #91



2018 STATISTICAL COMPARISON

 

AMHERST

 

TRINITY

RUSH YARDS / PER GAME

1539 / 219.9 AVG

 

1731 / 247.3 AVG

PASS YARDS / PER GAME

1199 / 171.3 AVG

 

1835 / 262.1 AVG

TOTAL OFFENSE / PER GAME

2738 / 391.1 AVG

 

3566 / 509.4 AVG

SCORING / PER GAME

188 / 26.9 AVG

 

288 / 41.1 AVG

RUSH YDS ALLOWED PER GAME

53.7 AVG

 

65.1 AVG

PASS YDS ALLOWED PER GAME

173.7 AVG

 

139.7 AVG

TOTAL OFFENSE ALLOWED PER GAME

227.4 AVG

 

204.9 AVG

POINTS ALLOWED PER GAME

8.6 AVG

 

10.6 AVG


2018 INDIVIDUAL STAT LEADERS

AMHERST

PASSING
 #10  Ollie Eberth (96-158 / 1199 YDS / 171.3 AVG / 8 TD / 0 INT)

RUSHING
 #21 Biafra Okoronkwo (76 ATT / 528 YDS / 75.4 AVG / 4 TD)

RECIEVING
#11 Bo Berluti (32 REC / 395 YDS / 56.4 AVG / 4 TD)

#5 James O'Regan (31 REC / 443 YDS / 63.3 AVG / 2 TD)

DEFENSE
#42 John Callahan (44 TKL / 1 SACK / 55. TFL / 1 FF / 1 INT)

#48 Andrew Sommer (42 TKL / 3 SACK / 2 INT / 1 BRUP)

#38 Andrew Yamin (35 TKL / 7.5 SACK / 13.5 TFL)

 

TRINITY

PASSING
#13 Jordan Vazzano (64-146 / 1326 YDS / 265.2 AVG / 12 TD / 4 INT)

RUSHING
#22 Max Chipouras (169 ATT / 861 YDS / 123.0 AVG / 9 TD)

RECIEVING
#2 Jonathan Girard (39 REC / 898 YDS / 128.3 AVG / 8 TD)

#12 Koby Schofer (37 REC / 657 YDS / 93.9 AVG / 9 TD)

DEFENSE
#33 Dan Negron (42 TKL / 2.5 TFL / 0.5 SACK)

#50 Devyn Perkins (29 TKL / 2 SACK / 3 FF / 2 BRUP)

#34 Chandler Colberg (22 TKL / 1 FR / 1 INT / 3 BRUP)