Junior RB Eric Bunker (Tops
eld, Mass.) accountedfor four touchdowns and 232 yards of total offense inthe Lord Jeffs’ 70-49 victory over Tufts on Saturday.He gained 193 yards on the ground (23 carries, 8.4per carry) and had three rushing touchdowns, bothcareer-highs, and also caught a team-high six passesfor 39 yards and a touchdown. Bunker was part of arushing attack that amassed 367 yards as part of a total offensiveeffort which gained 632 yards. His second touchdown of the day cameon a 15-yard reception to open the scoring in the third quarter andtied the game at 35-all. Sophomore OLB Sam Clark (Andover, Mass.)and junior ILB Greg Kutzin (Eastchester, N.Y.) each had nine tackles(
ve solo) and an interception in Saturday’s victory. Senior ILB JeffKatz (Cheshire, Conn.) led the Jeffs with 11 tackles (two solo), 2.5going for a combined loss of three yards. Rookie Ryan Silva (Bristol,R.I.) had seven kick returns in the game for a total of 186 yards (26.6average) and a long of 51. The 70-49
nal set a NESCAC record forcombined score (119), smashing the previous record of 99 from 2004,and was the second-highest single team score since Trinity tallied71 points in the 1993 season opener against Bates (71-0). The LordJeffs’ victory also tied the program record for longest winning streak,with their current run now at 14 games. They outscored the Jumbosin the third quarter by a 28-0 margin.
Junior wide receiver John Squires (Swampscott, Mass.) caught
vepasses for 69 yards (13.9 per catch) and also drew a pass interfer-ence penalty that took the Bobcats into the red zone during the
nalminute of a 10-6 setback to Colby. Junior DE Tyler Kuehl (Plymouth,Mass.) picked off a pass and returned it 71 yards, one yard shy of whatwould have been his second interception returned for a touchdownin as many weeks. Kuehl also had one of Bates’
ve team sacksamong his four tackles.
Kevin O’Connor (Westwood, Mass.) had seven tackles, including twofor a loss and a sack, in the Polar Bears’ 41-7 setback at Wesleyan onSaturday. The Polar Bears open CBB play this week against Bates,and have either won or shared bragging rights in Maine in each ofthe past four seasons.
Senior wide receiver Patrick Burns (Charles Town, W. Va.) recordedhis fourth 90-plus-yard receiving game this season, accumulating100 yards over
ve catches in the Mules’ 10-6 victory at Bates. Burnsleads the Mules in receiving yards (418), receiving touchdowns (4),average yards per game (69.7), and average yards per catch (15.5)this season. Sophomore DE Ryan Veillette (West
eld, Mass.) wastied for second among his teammates in tackles with seven (six solo)during the game. He had two sacks for a combined loss of 10 yards.Sophomore kicker David Bendit (Emmaus, Pa.) converted his lone
eld goal attempt of the day, a 21-yard attempt, and made a key extrapoint in Saturday’s victory. Bendit is 3-for-4 for
eld goals and 11-of-13on extra points so far this season.
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Sophomore linebacker Mike MacDonald (Glen Ridge, N.J.) was cred-ited with a career-high 20 tackles (11 solo) during Saturday’s 38-7setback to Williams. MacDonald had two tackles for a loss of 11 yardsalong with 1.5 sacks. The 20 tackes are the most by a Continentalplayer since Matt Pitarresi made 21 stops against Amherst in 2004.Senior K/P George Taylor (Pleasantville, N.Y.) averaged 40 yardsover nine punts and was 1-for-1 on extra-point attempts in the game.Three of Taylor’s punts landed inside the Eph 20-yard line, and hislongest went for 51 yards.
Senior linebacker Andrew Poulin (Irvington, N.Y.)made a career-high 19 tackles (eight solo) during thePanthers’ 25-10 setback at Trinity on Saturday. He alsohad three tackles for a combined loss of four yardsand a pass break-up.
Rookie running back Evan Bunker (Tops
eld, Mass.) set a new Ban-tam record for carries in a contest with 44 for 159 yards (3.6 per carry)and added two pass receptions for 38 yards in Trinity’s 25-10 victoryover Middlebury. Bunker and the Trinity running game held the ballfor 42:20 on Saturday. Junior K/P Tim Costello (Solana Beach, Calif.)was 4-for-4 on
eld goal attempts and 1-for-1 on extra-point attemptsin Saturday’s win over the Panthers, setting a program record with four
eld goals in one game. His
eld goals came from distances of 34, 22,32, and 21 yards. His two second-half punts also pinned Middleburyinside its own three-yard line in the second half.
The Jumbos racked up 49 points against a Lord Jeff defense which hadallowed an average of 10.2 points per game heading into Saturday’sshowdown. It was the most points allowed by Amherst since 1991. Tufts’671 yards of total offense broke the standing NESCAC record by eightyards, set 17 years ago by Trinity in the season-opener against Bates.
Running back Shea Dwyer (Marlborough, Conn.)broke the Cardinals’ single-season rushing record andbecame the program’s
rst 1,000-yard rusher after re-cording 164 yards on 27 carries (6.1 per carry) duringSaturday’s 41-7 victory over Bowdoin. It was Dwyer’s
fth game with over 100 rushing yards this season, ashe has 1,015 yards with two games remaining. Theprevious single-season record at Wesleyan was 871 yards. Dwyeralso added a rushing touchdown in the victory, his 11th this season,as he has scored at least one touchdown on the ground in every oneof Wesleyan’s outings. Freshman tight end Kevin Hughes (Boxboro,Mass.) made his
rst appearance this season and caught two passesfor 40 yards, both touchdowns.
Junior wide receiver Tomas Kearney (Foxboro, Mass.) caught eightpasses for 131 yards and a touchdown in Saturday’s 38-7 victory atHamilton. Senior linebacker Pat Barren (Worthington, Ohio) had sixtackles (
ve solo) in the victory, along with a pass break-up. Sopho-more LB Hill Hamrick (Charlotte, N.C.) blocked a punt in the
rstquarter of Saturday’s game, setting up the Ephs’
rst score. He alsorecovered a fumble and made one tackle in the win.
Notes From Week #6
Bunker Poulin Dwyer