Williams 17, Bates 14 (OT)
1 2 3 4 OT F Williams (2-1) 0 7 0 7 3 - 17 Bates (0-3) 0 0 14 0 0 - 14 TEAM Q TIME PLAY SCORE WIL 2 1:19 Michael Hackett 19 run (Robert Kaufman kick) 7-0 BAT 3 11:24 Ethan Dolleman 2 fumble return (Rejean Guerriero kick) 7-7 BAT 3 5:43 Jason Place 7 run (Guerriero kick) 7-14 WIL 4 8:46 David Kinsley 4 run (Kaufman kick) 14-14 WIL OT Kaufman 27 field goal 17-14 Full Game Stats To Follow
BATES FOOTBALL EXTENDS WILLIAMS TO OVERTIME IN 17-14 LOSS
LEWISTON, Maine -- The Bates College football team played its closest game against Williams, but could not hang on in overtime, falling 17-14.
The Bobcats (0-3) and Ephs (2-1) played a defensive first half that saw no scoring until Williams' Michael Hackett (Rutland, Vt.) broke a couple of Bates tackles and scored from 19 yards out with under two minutes left in the half. The stats were even at the break, with Williams outgaining Bates by just 95-90.
The Bobcats came out ready for the second half, scoring on each of their first two drives. The first drive of the third quarter was kept alive on a fake punt by senior tight end Brian Mulready (Lewiston, Maine) that went for 30 yards on fourth and one. Five plays later, the Bobcats were in the end zone on sophomore Steve Barry's (Boston, Mass.) first career touchdown pass. The completion went to Mulready, whose ensuing fumble was picked up by sophomore offensive lineman Ethan Dolleman (Limerick, Maine) and brought into the end zone. After holding the Ephs three-and-out on the next drive, Bates went 46 yards on seven plays, capped by a seven-yard score by senior fullback Jason Place (Carver, Mass.). The extra point put Bates up 14-7, with 5:43 left in the third, their latest lead ever against Williams.
The Ephs tied the game on their longest drive of the contest, a 12-play, 69-yard march that used 6:05 off the clock. The Bobcats had a chance to stop Williams' David Kinsley (Katonah, N.Y.) on fourth-and-four, but he escaped and reached the end zone to even the score at 14-14 with 8:46 on the clock.
Bates had a chance late in the contest to break the deadlock when rookie linebacker Pat Foley (Newburyport, Mass.) recorded his second interception of the game and returned it to the Williams 36, but the Ephs responded when sophomore Scott Farley (Williamstown, Mass.) went high to pick off a Barry pass five plays later. With neither team willing to risk a big play late in the game, the contest went to overtime, where the Bobcats got the ball first. The Williams defense held, blocking Rejean Guerriero's (Spofford, N.H.) 37-yard field goal attempt, before winning the game on Robert Kaufman's 27-yard field goal seven plays into overtime.
Bates and Williams each ended the contest with exactly 251 yards of total offense. Williams enjoyed a 194-162 advantage on the ground, while Bates had an 89-57 edge through the air. Sean Atkins (N.Y., N.Y.) had 80 yards rushing for the Bobcats, while Kinsley led Williams with 99 yards.