|Date:||10/17/98 - 6:26 PM|
Saturday, October 17, 1998 UNDEFEATED TUFTS FOOTBALL TEAM SHOCKS TRINITY Hartford, Conn.- The Tufts University Jumbos football team used a 21-point third quarter to break a 3-3 halftime tie and defeat the Trinity College Bantams this afternoon by a score of 24-3. The victory was the first for the Jumbos over the Bantams since 1986, when Tufts downed Trinity, 29-16 in Hartford. Tufts improves to a perfect 4-0, while Trinity drops to an even 2-2. The Jumbos opened up the scoring with a 35-yard field goal by senior kicker Nate Herpich with 3:33 left in the first quarter. Trinity answered with a 29-yard field goal by junior John Jankowski, making his varsity debut because of a pre-game injury to junior starter Andy Reimer with three seconds remaining in the first half. The score would remain 3-3 until Tufts junior running back John Routhier broke free for a 52-yard touchdown run 4:32 into the third period. One minute later, Jumbo senior linebacker John Ferrari knocked the ball loose from Trinity junior running back Mike Ladd, and Jumbo sophomore defensive tackle picked up the ball and rumbled to the Trinity nine yard line. Tufts senior quarterback Dan Morse connected with sophomore wide receiver Brett Cicchillo on an 18-yard touchdown pass to make the score 17-3 in favor of the Jumbos. Morse added a three-yard touchdown run in the last 11 seconds of the third period. Trinity outagined the Jumbos by a margin of 302-228, but were victimized by 71 yards in penalties, two lost fumbles and an interception. Junior quarterback Liam McNeilly completed 10 passes for 158 yards for the Bantams and senior J.R. Faget had seven receptions for 108 yards. Routhier paced the Tufts offense with 94 rushing yards on 15 carries. Defensively, Trinity junior linebacker totaled 11 tackles, while junior defensive end David Achterof had a pair of sacks. Tufts had six different players record sacks, and senior cornerback Mike Andrews paced the Jumbos with 14 tackles. Tufts (4-0) 3 21 0 0 -- 24 Trinity College (2-2) 0 3 0 0 -- 3 SCORING TU- 1st. 3:33 Nate Herpich FG (35) 3-0 TC- 2nd. 0:03 John Jankowski FG (29) 3-3 TU- 3rd. 10:28 John Routhier 52 run (Herpich kick) 10-3 TU- 3rd. 7:47 Brett Cicchillo 17 pass from Dan Morse (Herpich kick) 17-3 TU- 3rd. 0:11 Morse three run (Herpich kick) 24-3 Tufts Trinity College First Downs 13 14 Rushing 37-131 46-112 Passing 6-16-1-97 11-24-1-190 Total Yards 228 302 Return Yards 74 141 Fumbles 1-0 4-2 Penalties 7-48 8-71 Punting 7-246 6-197 Third Down Conversions 5-14 6-17 Time of Possesion 25:40 34:20 INDIVIDUAL STATS Rushing TU- John Routhier 15-94, Kevin Kelley 6-38, Renny Depaolis 6-6, Tim Kaufman 1-2, Matt Godfrey 1-(-2), Dan Morse 9-(-7). TC- Sherman Francis 8-44, Marc Maccarini 5-21, Mike Ladd 12-20, J.R. Faget 2-17, Matt Gjerulff 3-13, Steve Cella 3-4, Liam MacNeilly 13-(-7). Passing TU- Dan Morse 6-16-1-97. TC- Liam McNeilly 10-23-1-158, J.R. Faget 1-1-0-32. Receiving TU- Matt Godfrey 2-44, Jon Troy 2-31, Brett Cicchillo 1-17, Tim Kaufman 1-5. TC- J.R. Faget 7-108, Sean Furey 3-70, Jake Hunter 1-12.
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