Colby 14, Bates 0
1 2 3 4 F Colby (5-1) 7 0 0 7 - 14 Bates (0-6) 0 0 0 0 - 0 TEAM Q TIME PLAY SCORE COL 1 10:33 Joe Murray 3 Run (Keith Jonassen kick) 7-0 COL 4 4:04 Pat Conley 1 Run (Jonassen kick) 14-0 Bates Full Game Stats
BATES DROPS CBB OPENER TO COLBY, 14-0
LEWISTON, Maine -- The Bates College football team (0-6) fell short of its goal of winning back-to-back CBB titles today when the Bobcats fell to the visiting Colby College White Mules (5-1), 14-0. The loss was Bates' first against Colby in four years.
The day was marked by temperatures in the 40's and a steady wind upwards of 25 miles per hour. That affected Colby's first drive of the game, which started at Bates' 37-yard line after the wind pushed back a Bates punt. Seven plays later, the White Mules scored the only touchdown they would need on a three-yard run from junior Joe Murray. Neither team mounted much of an offense for the rest of the game until the fourth quarter, save for two field goal attempts -- one by each team -- which were both blown short because of the wind. Colby added an insurance score with 4:04 remaining in the contest on a one-yard quarterback keeper by sophomore Pat Conley one play after a 45-yard completion to senior Andrew Tripp.
Defense was the key in this game, with the teams combining for three conversions on 29 third down chances. The only two turnovers came in the final four minutes after the game was basically decided, while both teams recorded four sacks on the day. Individually, Bates was led by sophomore tailback Sean Atkins (New York, N.Y.), who rushed for 81 yards on 25 carries, while classmate Kane Jankoski (Spencer, Mass.) completed 11 of 28 passes for 113 yards in his first career start at quarterback. Senior tight end Brian Mulready (Lewiston, Maine) had three catches for 52 yards. Colby's Danny Noyes had 90 yards on 19 carries, while Conley threw for 144 yards on 12 of 22 passing.
Bates heads to Bowdoin next week for the second leg of the CBB in a matchup of winless teams, while Colby travels to Tufts.