Middlebury football defeats Mules

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: September 29, 2007
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. --- Middlebury College darted out to a 21-0 lead after the first quarter on the way to a 41-0 win over Colby College in New England Small College Athletic Conference football on Saturday.

The Mules (0-2) play at Wesleyan University next Saturday at 1 p.m.

Colby did have 266 yards of total offense and had a 17-16 advantage in first downs, but the Mules lost the turnover battle by a 6-1 margin. Middlebury (2-0) also scored three out of four times in the red zone, while the Mules were 0-for-2.

Andrew Matson had three touchdown receptions for the Panthers, while quarterback Donald McKillop had a scoring run to go with the three scoring passes to Matson.

Dan Prunier led the Mules with 53 yards of rushing on eight carries and added two receptions for 30 yards. Mike Cuqua finished with 12 rushes for 51 yards and captain Chris Bashaw rushed for 48 yards on 15 carries.

Alex Halls had 10 tackles and Tom Daley finished with eight stops to lead Colby's defense.

Middlebury 41, Colby 0

Colby..................  0  0  0  0  -  0

Middlebury.......... 21  6 14  0  - 41

Scoring Summary:

1st 07:08 MID - S. Hardin 66 yd run (J. Britton kick), 4-73 1:58, COL 0 - MID 7

06:50 MID - A. Matson 20 yd pass from D. McKillop (J. Britton kick), 2-20 0:11, COL 0 - MID 14

04:00 MID - G. Cooper 1 yd run (J. Britton kick), 4-9 2:37, COL 0 - MID 21

2nd 12:52 MID - A. Matson 31 yd pass from D. McKillop (J. Britton kick blockd), 1-31 0:06, COL 0 - MID 27

3rd 14:34 MID - A. Matson 35 yd pass from D. McKillop (J. Britton kick), 2-57 0:20, COL 0 - MID 34

10:54 MID - D. McKillop 3 yd run (J. Britton kick), 7-70 2:52, COL 0 - MID 41

RUSHING: Colby-Dan Prunier 8-53; Mike Cuqua 12-51; Chris Bashaw 15-48; Patrick   Burns 7-24; Roger Bel 1-5; Steve Carroll 1-minus 6; Billy Ryan 4-minus 35.   Middlebury-S. Hardin 1-66; R. Bohling 10-48; A. Plumley 9-40; D. Randolph 12-32;   E. Rostad 1-22; D. McKillop 4-20; C. Taylor 1-6; G. Cooper 2-5; J. Kramer 2-4;   A. Matson 1-minus 1; TEAM 1-minus 16.

  PASSING: Colby-Patrick Burns 5-12-1-31; Billy Ryan 8-12-0-75; Steve Carroll   3-7-2-20. Middlebury-D. McKillop 11-14-0-172; C. Taylor 0-2-0-0; J. Kramer   1-1-0-4.

RECEIVING: Colby-Justin Candon 4-15; Ernie Bove, Jr. 3-30; Chris Bashaw 3-8; Dan   Prunier 2-30; Andrew Carey 2-21; Mike Cuqua 1-19; Matt Hellinger 1-3.   Middlebury-A. Matson 3-86; T. Dillon 3-43; E. Rostad 2-7; C. Holm 1-24; D.   Polsinello 1-6; D. Randolph 1-6; C. Taft 1-4.


 
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