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Date Posted:10/10/2002,  8:00AM

Bowdoin vs. Hamilton Football Game Notes


SATURDAY?S GAME

12:30 - CLINTON, N.Y.

- The Bowdoin College football team will travel to Clinton, N.Y. on Saturday, searching for their first win of the 2002 season. The Polar Bears dropped to 0-3 last week with a 44-13 loss at the hands of Tufts University. If there is any consolation for Bowdoin, it is that they have passed through the most difficult portion of their schedule. Williams, Amherst and Tufts were a combined 21-3 in 2001 and finished first through third in the NESCAC standings last year, respectively.

- Hamilton enters Saturday?s contest also winless, having managed only 52 yards of total offense and no first downs in a 39-0 loss to Trinity last weekend. The Continentals played Tufts (Bowdoin?s opponent last weekend) in their season-opener and fell 20-0.

- Bowdoin?s Brian Duggan was named NESCAC Rookie of the Week last week after collecting five solo tackles and recovering two fumbles against Tufts. Bowdoin running back Sean Starke had 100 yards on 28 carries for the Polar Bears against the Jumbos passing the century mark for the second straight week. He is currently sixth in the conference with 291 yards this year.

- Hamilton?s best threat on offense is Kevin Conole, who is eighth in the conference with nine catches for 118 yards this year. Sophomore Peter Simon is all over the field for the Continentals, acting as place kicker and defensive back, where he leads the squad with 15 solo tackles, two pass break-ups and one interception.

- The game will be broadcast online by d3football.com - CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

LAST MEETING

- Bowdoin head coach Dave Caputi picked up his first career win in this game last year, as the Polar Bears defeated Hamilton, 23-14 in Brunswick. Chris Weeden had 178 yards rushing for the Buff and Blue, but Hamilton could not overcome two Jamie Nichols picks and an interception returned for a touchdown by then-defensive back Sean Starke with just minutes remaining. The win broke a 16-game losing streak for the Polar Bears.

BOWDOIN vs. HAMILTON

- The two squads have met only 18 times in the series history, with the Continentals holding a 10-8 edge all-time. Bowdoin has won four of the last five meetings, including a 41-37 shoot-out in 1998.

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