Trinity’s win deals Amherst its 1st loss
Max Chipouras ran for two second-half touchdowns as Trinity won the battle of the top two schools in the NESCAC with a 27-16 win over Amherst on Saturday in Hartford.
The Bantams (7-1) handed the Mammoths their first loss.
Chipouras was the offense as the senior running back rushed for 203 yards on 24 carries — an 8.5 average that included a 70yard TD run. He has 1,064 yards on the season. Trinity quarterback Seamus Lambert threw for 160 yards and two touchdowns, both to Koby Schaeffer, who finished with seven catches and 106 yards.
The Bantams conclude their season Saturday with the annual season-ending game against Wesleyan in Hartford.
Wesleyan 21, Williams 14: At Williamstown, Mass., the Cardinals jumped out to a three-score lead and then held on for the NESCAC win.
Wesleyan quarterback Mark Piccirillo passed for 151 yards — including a 75-yard touchdown pass to Hallvard Lundevall — and rushed for another 43 in the win. Glenn Smith also scored, rushing from 7 yards out in the second quarter.
But it was the defense that stood out for Wesleyan (5-3), holding one of the top rushing attacks in the NESCAC to minus-8 yards. Eli Balir-May returned an interception 30 yards for a score and Jackson Eighmy had three sacks for a loss of 25 yards.
Yale 46, Brown 16: At New Haven, Griffin O’Connor threw for 436 yards and four touchdowns as Yale dominated.
Yale (5-3, 3-2 Ivy League), which fell to Columbia by one touchdown last week, has won three of its past four games. The Bulldogs accumulated 598 total yards while limiting Brown (1-7, 0-5) to 331. Yale rushed for 162 yards while holding the Bears to minus-27 yards on the ground.
Deonte Henson, with eight solo tackles, and Ryan Burke, with two sacks and three tackles for loss, led the Yale defense. Reed Klubnik grabbed six passes for 153 yards and two scores, the longest going for 60 yards. JP Shohfi caught nine passes, two for touchdowns, for 104 yards.
Alan Lamar ran it in from the 1 to start the scoring as Yale went on to lead 20-3 at the break and was ahead 33-9 going into the fourth quarter. Michael McGovern threw for 358 yards and one score for the Bears.
Sacred Heart 38, Robert Morris 7: At Fairfield, the Pioneers jumped out to a 35-point halftime lead and rolled to the Northeast Conference win. The SHU running game, with a 347-70 advantage, was led by Julius Chestnut (152 yards, one TD) and Jordan Meachum (145 yards, two TDs).
Coast Guard 24, WPI 10: At New London, Ryan Jones threw for 251 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Bears to the NEWMAC win. Justin Moffatt had eight catches for 82 yards and a touchdown for Coast Guard (6-2, 4-2). Freshman Damaso Jaime had six catches for 66 yards and a TD in his first college start and Jon Wagner rushed for 63 yards on 16 carries.
New Haven 49, St. Anselm 21: At West Haven, Ajee Patterson threw for 185 yards and four touchdowns as the Chargers rolled to the Northeast-10 Conference win. Nyshere Woodson ran for 119 yards and two scores for UNH, 8-1 overall and 8-0 in the league.
LIU Post 24, Southern Connecticut 13: At New Haven, the Owls were held scoreless until the fourth quarter as the top team in the Northeast-10 Conference remained undefeated (9-0, 8-0). Eli Parks, with a game-high 129 yards rushing, scored for Southern along with Vochan Fowler.
Framingham State 48, Western Connecticut 26: At Danbury, senior running back Kyle McKinnon scored a pair of touchdowns, but the Colonials’ eight-game win streak came to a close. McKinnon gained 85 yards on 11 carries for Western (8-1, 6-1 MASCAC).