Mark Hannon '07
Photo by Erik Andrews '09

Senior quad-captain quarterback looks to take the Jeffs to 2-0.

Amherst Takes Aim at Polar Bears

September 28 , 2006

Amherst College vs. Bowdoin College
September 30, 2005 * Whittier Field
Brunswick, ME * 1 p.m.

THE SERIES
Amherst holds a 64-17-2 series edge over Bowdoin, after dropping last season’s meeting 16-13 in a heartbreaker.  The inaugural match up in 1896 ended in a 0-0 stalemate, and since then the Jeffs have registered 21 shutout victories over the Polar Bears, including back-to-back 35-0 wins in 2000 and 2001.  . 

SCOUTING AMHERST
Coming off a decisive 31-6 win over Bates, Amherst is 1-0 for the seventh consecutive season, and looks to continue off the success they had against the Bobcats. Leading the charge for Amherst were some of their senior quad-captains. Wide-out Mark Hannon was named the NESCAC Offensive player of the week after he scored a pair of touchdowns as a receiver and a third on a punt return, while quarterback Nick Kehoe had a great day behind center as well. On the defensive side of the ball, defensive lineman Brendan McKee led the team with nine tackle, three for losses, and one and half sacks.

SCOUTING BOWDOIN
The Bowdoin football team opened its 2006 campaign with a tough loss to NESCAC rival Williams 27-0 in Williamstown last weekend. Williams scored a touchdown against the Polar Bear defense once a quarter in the rout, and Bowdoin will be looking to bounce back this Saturday at the Jeffs expense. Bowdoin is lead offensively by Jeff Smith who rushed for 63 yards on 22 carries, Doug Johnson, who had 5 catches for 52 yards, and quarterback Tom Duffy who went 10-27 with no picks for 89 yards.

LAST MEETING
In the last meeting between these NESCAC foes, the Polar Bears dropped the Jeffs 16-13 in a game which was the turning point for the Jeffs, leaving them 1-1 and sparking a 4 game win streak as the close loss for the Jeffs certainly lit a spark in the Amherst locker room. The Polar Bears seemed to get every good bounce on the day last fall, when they were dominated by Amherst as the Jeffs piled up 399 yards of total offense to Bowdoin’s 182.

2006 AMHERST
Schedule/Results
Sept. 23                  BATES                   W 31-6
Sept 30                   @ Bowdoin           1 p.m.
Oct. 7                      @ Middlebury      1 p.m.
Oct. 14                    COLBY   1 p.m.
Oct. 21                    @ Wesleyan         1 p.m.
Oct. 28                    TUFTS (fw)           1 p.m.
Nov. 4                    @ Trinity               12:30 p.m.
Nov 11                   WILLIAMS (hc)   Noon
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2006 BOWDOIN
SCHEDULE/RESULTS
9/23         @ Williams            L 27-0
9/30         Amherst 1 p.m.
10/7         Tufts                      1 p.m.
10/14       @ Hamilton           Noon
10/21       Trinity                    1 p.m.
10/28       @ Wesleyan         12:30 p.m.
11/4         Bates                      12:30 p.m.
11/11       @ Colby                12:30 p.m.

AMHERST PROBABLE STARTERS
LORD JEFF OFFENSE
QB          Nick Kehoe                           11
FB           Chris Gillyard                        34
TB           Will Beeson                          3
WR         Justin Macione                     5
WR         Mark Hannon                       1
TE           Blake Murphey                     86
C             Justin Wiley                          72
LT           Dan Guariglia                        66
RT           Nate Riccardi                        59
LG           Matt Mascioli                       76
RG           Ryan Smith                            75

LORD JEFF DEFENSE
OLB        Jack Ewen                              37
OLB        Dakota Jones                        90
DT          Jon Attridge                          98
DT          Brendan McKee                   55
NG          Greg Smith                             50
ILB          Greg Muecke                        31
ILB          Mike Flanagan                      44
CB           Chris Mottau                        7
CB           A.J. Scola                              13
SS           Rob Grammar                        8
FS           Mike Salerno                         2

BOWDOIN PROBABLE STARTERS
POLAR BEAR OFFENSE
QB - Tom Duffy    (12)
RB - Jeff Smith      (22)
FB - Bob DiMatteo              (30)
WR - Lamont White            (41)
WR - Doug Johnson           (9)
TE - Chris Sullivan               (80)
LT- Matt McCall (78)
LG - Ryan Fletcher               (69)
C - Greg Righter    (74)
RG - Russell Stevens           (76)
RT - Rogan Donelly             (75)

POLAR BEAR DEFENSE
DE - Dylan Brix     (85)
DT - Joe Cruise     (86)
DT - Zach Hammond           (88)
DE - Mike Vitousek              (90)
LB - Dave Donahue             (13)
LB - John Regan   (5)
LB - Damon Hall-Jones (33)
DB - Brendan Murphy (3)
DB - Mike Curtis (11)
DB - Bobby Welch              (21)
DB - Sean Welch (23)
AMHERST STATISTICAL LEADERS
PASSING
Nick Kehoe (14 for 23/260 yds/3 TD/2 int)
RUSHING
Aaron Rauh (10 att/33 yds/0 TD)
Will Beeson (12 att/27 yds/0 TD)
RECEIVING
Mark Hannon (7 rec/94 yds/2 TD)
Justin Macione (2 rec/ 77yds/0 TD)
SPECIAL TEAMS
Mark Hannon (1 punt return/67 avg/ 1 TD)
Matt Eberhart (1 for 2 FG)

BOWDOIN STATISTICAL LEADERS
PASSING
Tom Duffy (10 for 27/89 yds/ 0 TD/0 int)
RUSHING
Jeff Smith (22 att/63 yds/0 TD)
RECEIVING
Doug Johnson (5 rec/52 yds/ )0 TD)
SPECIAL TEAMS
Dave Donahue  (2 returns/ 28 yds)

TEAM STATISTICAL COMPARISONS
                                                                AMHERST            BOWDOIN
Rushing Yards/Per Game                    84 yds/84  avg      48 yds/48 avg
Passing Yards/Per Game                     260 yds/260 avg   89 yds/89 avg
Total Offense/Per Game                      344 yds/344 avg   137 yds/137 avg
Total Points/Per Game                         31 pts/31 avg        0 pts/0 avg
Rushing Allowed/Per Game               60 yds/60 avg       193 yds/193 avg
Passing Allowed/Per Game                99 yds/99 avg       257 yds/257 avg
Total Offense Allowed/Per Game      159 yds/159 avg   450 yds/450 avg
Total Points Allowed/Per Game         6 pts/6 avg            27 pts/27 avg

THIS WEEK IN THE NESCAC
Sat., Sep 30
12:30 pm                 Hamilton   at Wesleyan (Conn.)      
  1:00 pm                 Amherst   at Bowdoin      
  1:00 pm                 Middlebury   at Colby      
  1:00 pm                 Bates   at Tufts      
  1:30 pm                 Trinity (Conn.)   at Williams
                                               

AMHERST VS. BOWDOIN ALL-TIME RESULTS
Amherst leads 64-17-2 (83 meetings)
1896        tie 0-0
1899        Amherst 11 Bowdoin 6
1900        Bowdoin 11 Amherst 6
1901        Amherst 29 Bowdoin 0
1902        Amherst 16 Bowdoin 0
1903        Amherst 23 Bowdoin 0
1904        Amherst 23 Bowdoin 0
1905        Amherst 23 Bowdoin 6
1907        Amherst 12 Bowdoin 0
1910        Bowdoin 3 Amherst 0
1915        Amherst 6 Bowdoin 0
1916        Bowdoin 12 Amherst 10
1919        Amherst 3 Bowdoin 0
1920        Amherst 13 Bowdoin 0
1922        Bowdoin 28 Amherst 7
1923        Bowdoin 13 Amherst 0
1924        Bowdoin 16 Amherst 14
1925        Amherst 27 Bowdoin 0
1926        tie 7-7
1928        Amherst 7 Bowdoin 3
1940        Amherst 13 Bowdoin 7
1941        Amherst 33 Bowdoin 6
1942        Amherst 25 Bowdoin 0
1946        Amherst 7 Bowdoin 0
1947        Bowdoin 8 Amherst 6
1948        Amherst 27 Bowdoin 19
1949        Amherst 14 Bowdoin 7
1950        Amherst 32 Bowdoin 20
1951        Bowdoin 46 Amherst 35
1952        Bowdoin 31 Amherst 7
1953        Amherst 28 Bowdoin 0
1954        Amherst 25 Bowdoin 19
1955        Amherst 20 Bowdoin 0
1956        Amherst 39 Bowdoin 12
1957        Amherst 58 Bowdoin 14
1958        Amherst 34 Bowdoin 0
1959        Amherst 28 Bowdoin 12
1960            Bowdoin 7 Amherst 6
1961        Amherst 27 Bowdoin 6
1962        Amherst 34 Bowdoin 12
1963        Amherst 3 Bowdoin 0
1964        Amherst 19 Bowdoin 18
1965        Amherst 21 Bowdoin 13
1966        Amherst 51 Bowdoin 0
1967        Amherst 42 Bowdoin 13
1968        Amherst 33 Bowdoin 3
1969        Amherst 23 Bowdoin 7
1970        Bowdoin 34 Amherst 21
1971        Amherst 39 Bowdoin 21
1972        Amherst 35 Bowdoin 13
1973        Amherst 23 Bowdoin 8
1974        Amherst 14 Bowdoin 12
1975        Amherst 21 Bowdoin 14
1976        Amherst 42 Bowdoin 7
1977        Amherst 33 Bowdoin 0
1978        Amherst 20 Bowdoin 10
1979        Amherst 22 Bowdoin 17
1980        Bowdoin 35 Amherst 22
1981        Amherst 17 Bowdoin 6
1982        Amherst 43 Bowdoin 0
1983        Amherst 20 Bowdoin 0
1984        Amherst 43 Bowdoin 0
1985        Amherst 24 Bowdoin 15
1986        Amherst 35 Bowdoin 19
1987        Bowdoin 29 Amherst 7
1988        Amherst 15 Bowdoin 14
1989        Amherst 29 Bowdoin 7
1990        Amherst 19 Bowdoin 18
1991        Bowdoin 27 Amherst 15
1992        Bowdoin 41 Amherst 0
1993        Amherst 21 Bowdoin 0
1994        Amherst 41 Bowdoin 7
1995        Amherst 27 Bowdoin 20
1996        Amherst 46 Bowdoin 0
1997        Amherst 30 Bowdoin 0
1998        Bowdoin 24 Amherst 16
1999        Amherst 10 Bowdoin 7
2000        Amherst 35 Bowdoin 0
2001        Amherst 35 Bowdoin 0
2002        Amherst 42 Bowdoin 20
2003        Amherst 21 Bowdoin 0
2004        Amherst 34 Bowdoin 28 (2ot)
2005        Bowdoin 16 Amherst 13