Bowdoin, Colby Football will face the game for the 133rd time on Saturday at Whittier Field – Bowdoin College

Bowdoin, Colby Football will face the game for the 133rd time on Saturday at Whittier Field – Bowdoin College

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Saturday game

The Bowdoin College football team will play rival Colby College for the 133rd time in the history of the storied competition Saturday night at Whittier Field. The kick-off time is set at 5:30 p.m

digital program

Beginning in the fall of 2021, the Bowdoin College Department of Sports is making a change to the digital gaming programming of all on-campus home events as part of an effort for a more sustainable campus, as well as providing up-to-date information about game days. To view the digital programme, with team photos, updated stats, links to live coverage and featured stories, scan the QR code above or visit goubears.com/programs

live coverage

For every game at Bowdoin Stadium this fall, the Northeast Sports Network It will provide live video coverage while Live stats It can also be found at GoUBears.com

the big day

At a pre-match gala, Bowdoin will honor 18 members of its top tier who will play their final team game under the lights on Saturday night. Bowdoin parents are asked to meet behind the Polar Bear side line shortly after 5 p.m. for the party, which begins immediately at 5:15.

last week

Bowdoin nearly doubled Amherst’s offensive yard, but fell victim to three interceptions and a superb starting position for the Mammoths in a 17-14 setback. Amherst didn’t have a lead longer than 30 yards throughout the game, and the Polar Bears couldn’t hold their lead in the second half in the loss. Last weekend in Waterville, Tufts dominated from start to finish with a 35-7 victory over the Mules.

Central Bank of Bahrain update

With his victory over the Bates earlier this season, Colby could clinch his fourth consecutive CBB (Colby-Bates-Bowdoin) Championship by defeating Bowdoin. The Polar Bears will be looking to split in three directions in the state series for the first time since 2011.

polar bear leaders

Bowdoin ranks sixth in the league in total attack (298.9 yards/game) and seventh in total defense (357.8 yards/game), but despite being second in the league at the time of possession (33:04/game) he converted by 53 % of visits to the red zone scores, which ranks last in the league. Andre Eden He ranks second in the league with a 534-yard dash and seven touchdowns. defensively, Drew Ortiz He is third in the league with 11.0 tackles to lose. With the win, Bowdoin had three wins in one season for the first time since 2013.

mule exploration

Colby’s offensive ranks eighth in the NESCAC in yards (276.3/game) but boasts having the fourth best defense (324.0 yards/game) of the year. Offensively, quarterback Matt Hirsch is fifth in the Conference in total attack (173 yards dash, 1,462 assists). Julian Young is second in the conference with a total of 85 interceptions this season while Nick Donatio is second with three interceptions. With a victory, Colby will be the first season to win since 2005.

last meeting

Last year in Waterville, Colby scored 21 unanswered points in the last 15 minutes to overtake Bowdoin 21-10. A pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns by Hirsch proved to be the difference in the game. Eden rushed for 98 yards in the loss to Bowdoin.

BOWDOIN vs COLBY – All the time

At 132 encounters, the Bowdoin-Colby game dates back to 1892 and is the third longest-running competition in the Third Division, behind Williams-Amherst (134) and Kalamazoo-Albion (133). The Polar Bears won eight awards in a row to open the series’ history from 1892-1896, holding an overall advantage of 70-53-9. Colby has dominated the series as of late, winning the last six meetings. Bowdoin’s last win over the Mules came in 2015 at Whittier Field.

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