Jeffs Roll In 27-0 Blanking of Trinity
Amherst wins fourth-straight behind defense;
Sets up battle for Little III and NESCAC titles in Williamstown

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SATURDAY, November 6, 1999

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Trinity College (4-3)

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Amherst College (5-2)

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TEAM TIME/QTR PLAY SCORE
Amherst 7:49/1 Okey Ugwonali '02 3-yard run (Flemming kick) 7-0
Amherst 2:54/1 Matt Hall '01 13-yard pass from Peter Honig '01 (Flemming kick) 14-0
Amherst 14:11/2 Hall 15-yard pass from Honig (run failed) 20-0
Amherst 8:52/3 Andrew Danielson '02 13-yard pass from Honig (Flemming kick) 27-0

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AMHERST, Massachusetts ­ The Amherst College football team jumped out to a 14-0 first-quarter lead against NESCAC-foe Trinity College, and never looked back, cruising to their fourth-consecutive victory with a 27-0 shutout of the Bantams.
After Jeff sophomore Okey Ugwonali scampered into the end zone from three yards out to cap Amherst's opening drive, the Bantams gave the ball right back, courtesy of their first of five fumbles on the day. Amherst junior Matt Hall, seeing his first playing time since a collarbone injury sidelined him in the Jeffs' 19-7 season-opening loss at Bates College, caught his first of two touchdown passes three plays later, and the Jeffs were up 14-0 early.
From there, the Jeff defense took over, shutting down Bantam freshman Brian Fabrizio-the NESCAC's leading rusher entering Saturday-and the rest of the Trinity offense. The Bantams were held to minus-two net yards on their first three possessions, and did not record a first down until almost halfway into the second quarter.
The Jeff offense capitalized on Trinity's offense woes, scoring their third touchdown of the game three plays after Amherst sophomore David Dyer picked off a Gregg Wysocki pass. 13 of the Jeffs' 20 first-half points would come courtesy of Trinity turnovers.
After holding the Bantams to three and out on their first possession of the second half, the Jeffs put the game away, with junior quarterback finding sophomore tight end Andrew Danielson wide open in the end zone on fourth-and-three from the 13, staking the Jeffs out to a 27-0 lead that Trinity would never threaten.
The Jeff defense kept the pressure on throughout the second half, and Trinity would only get the ball over midfield once in the second half, and only twice during the entire game.
Leading the way offensively for Amherst was Ugwonali, who picked up 91 yards on 25 carries, while Honig was eight of 17 for 72 yards with no interceptions.
For Trinity, Fabrizio finished with 61 yards on the ground, while Kevin Waters pulled down three passes for 43 yards.
The loss drops Trinity to 4-3 for the season, heading into their season finale next week against Wesleyan University. Wesleyan shocked previously-unbeaten Williams College in Middletown on Saturday, defeating the Ephs 33-28. As such, Amherst's season finale, the 114th installment of the "Biggest Little Game in America" in Williamstown next Saturday, will be for the Little Three and NESCAC conference titles, as the Jeffs will look to snap a winless streak against their arch-rivals that dates back to 1986. Williams comes in with a record of 6-1, and the winner of next week's game will claim the first-ever NESCAC football championship.