Football Falls In Week Four Clash at Tufts

Nate Richam rushed for more than 100 yards for the second time in his career on Saturday vs. Tufts
Nate Richam rushed for more than 100 yards for the second time in his career on Saturday vs. Tufts

MEDFORD, Mass. - The Tufts University football team kept Bowdoin out of the endzone for the first time this season in a 31-3 victory on Saturday afternoon at Zinman Field.

The Jumbos improved to 3-1 while gaining 462 total yards and allowing just 216. The Polar Bears, led by 109 yards rushing from sophomore halfback Nate Richam, fell to 0-4.

Game Highlights

  • Bowdoin hung with the Jumbos in the opening half, trading field goals early thanks to a 30-yarder from Andrew Sisti early in the second quarter.
  • Tufts scored a pair of late touchdowns before halftime, however, as Ryan McDonald ran for a 14-yard score and tossed to Dan de Leon for a 22-yard strike to make it 17-3 Tufts at the break.
  • The Jumbos added a score in the third quarter and in the fourth quarter to make it a 31-3 final score.

By The Numbers

  • McDonald threw for 215 yards and rushed for 72 for the Jumbos
  • Richam eclipsed the 100-yard mark for the second time in his career, running for 109 yards on 19 carries.
  • Griff Stalcup went 12-22 passing for 88 yards for Bowdoin.
  • The Polar Bear defense was led by 11 tackles from Cameron Rondeau.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin will look to get into the win column next weekend when they host Hamilton for a Homecoming Saturday contest at noon at Whittier Field.