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MIDDLEBURY IMPROVES TO 3-0

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For Release: October 6, 2012

MIDDLEBURY IMPROVES TO 3-0

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Middlebury moved to 3-0 for the first time since '07 with a 24-3 win over Amherst (2-1) on Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium. The Panthers join Trinity and Wesleyan as the only undefeated teams in NESCAC play through three games. The Middlebury defense held the powerful Amherst offense to just 249 yards, as they entered the contest with an average of 439.5 yards/game.

Middlebury took a 7-0 lead early in the second quarter on an 11-yard strike from McCallum Foote to tight end Billy Chapman. The short five-play, 44-yard drive was set up by a 41 yard punt from Zach Driscoll that left Amherst the ball at their own one. After a three-and-out, Middlebury began the drive on the Amherst 44.

The Panthers added to their lead in the second quarter with a six-play, 64-yard drive that took just 1:06. Foote hit Driscoll for 16 and 24 yards, while connecting with Chapman for 16 before his eight-yard touchdown reception.

After holding Amherst late in the quarter, Middlebury got the ball back on the 50 with 50 seconds remaining. Foote connected with running back Remi Ashkar twice for 12 and 10 yards, with a 20-yard strike to another running back, Harrison Goodkind. Foote then earned the first rushing touchdown of his career, scoring from two yards out on a second and goal play.

Amherst scored its only points of the game on their opening drive of the third quarter. The 14-play, 61-yard drive ate up 6:21 off the clock, as Jake Schmidt connected from 29 yards to make it a 21-3 game at the 13:17 mark.

Middlebury drove 49 yards on its ensuing drive, reaching the Amherst 27 before Foote was intercepted by Robbie Heflin in the end zone. Amherst looked to get back into the game on the following drive, but a big tackle from Doug Rogers on a third-and-one play ended the short drive.

The Panthers gained some insurance in the fourth quarter, after a short punt left them at the Amherst 44. Eleven plays later, Jake Feury connected from 28 yards out for his first career field goal, making it a 24-3 game.

The teams exchanged the next six possessions, with the Panthers coming away with the 24-3 victory. Amherst had won three straight in the series, with Middlebury winning the previous three meetings from '06-'08.

            Foote finished the game 39-60 for 379 yards with two passing touchdowns and one on the ground. Chapman caught a game-high 12 passes for 110 yards with two touchdowns, while Driscoll hauled down 11 passes for 126 yards. Ashkar gained 79 yards on the day, 49 of them coming through the air. Tim Patricia led the Panther defense with 12 tackles and a late interception, while Matthew Benedict had nine stops with three pass break-ups.

            Max Lippe finished 6-15 for 66 yards for Amherst, while D.J. Petropulos went 3-8 for 37 yards with an interception in late-game action. Ryan Silva led all rushers with 77 yards on 21 carries, after entering the game with an average of 156.5 yards/contest. Wade McNamara led the Amherst receivers with five catches for 74 yards. Ned Deane led all tacklers with 14 stops, while Danny Chun had 13 with a sack.

Box Score: http://cat.middlebury.edu/~sports/fall_sports/football/archive/2012-13/AMHERST.HTM

Nov. 18: All times Eastern
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Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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Nov. 25: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
St. Thomas at Berry
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12:00 PM
Wesley at Brockport
1:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
1:00 PM
Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
Nov. 17: All times Eastern
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Merchant Marine 35, at Buffalo State 20
@ Newark, Del.
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Nov. 18: All times Eastern
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Muhlenberg 32, at Carnegie Mellon 6
@ Newark, Del.
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at Franklin and Marshall 21, Widener 7
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Susquehanna 28, at Albright 9
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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Final
Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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at Framingham State 48, Curry 14
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Cortland 35, at Union 28
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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Final - OT
at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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Final
at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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Final
at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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Final
at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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Final
at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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Final
at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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at Ithaca 27, Salisbury 17
@ Newark, Del.
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at WPI 17, SUNY-Maritime 3
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Nov. 19: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Stevenson at Alfred
@ University of Delaware
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