Three members of the Middlebury College football team have garnered post-season accolades. Senior Brendan Kelly (Niskayuna, N.Y.) was named a third-team All-American by D3 Football.com, while seniors Andrew Matson (Coventry, R.I.) and Charles Holm (Longmeadow, Mass.) earned All-ECAC honors. The threesome helped lead the Panthers to a 5-3 season, with sole possession of third place in the final NESCAC standings.
Middlebury College football players Andrew Matson (Coventry, R.I.) and Brendan Kelly (Niskayuna, N.Y.) have earned All-East honors by D3football.com. The duo helped lead the Panthers to a 5-3 season, with sole possession of third place in the final NESCAC standings.
Middlebury College football player Andrew Matson (Coventry, R.I.) has been named to the N.E. Football Writers Division II/III All-new England Team. The All-NESCAC selection helped lead the Panthers to a 5-3 season, with sole possession of third place in the final NESCAC standings.
Eight members of the Middlebury College football team earned all-conference honors when the NESCAC released its post-season accolades. Seniors Brendan Kelly (Niskayuna, N.Y.), Andrew Matson (Coventry, R.I.), Charles Holm (Longmeadow, Mass.) and junior James Millard (Greenwich, Conn.) were named to the first-team, while sophomore Donald McKillop (Poway, Calif.), junior Eric Kamback (Mahwah, N.J.) and seniors Blake Berman (Harwinton, Conn.) and Tyler Owens (Essex Junction, Vt.) earned second-team honors. The group helped lead the Panthers to a 5-3 season, with sole possession of third place in the final NESCAC standings.
Middlebury College football player Andrew Matson (Coventry, R.I.) has been named District I Academic All-American by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors Association) for the second straight season. Earning a spot on the first-team this year, Matson will be placed on a national ballot, with the team being named on November 25th. Matson is also a two-time All-NESCAC Academic selection, who sports a 3.66 GPA with a biochemistry major at Middlebury.
Former Middlebury College kicker Steven Hauschka '07 booted a 54-yard field goal for the Baltimore Ravens in their 41-13 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday, November 9th. The field goal make and attempt were the first of his NFL career for Hauschka. The former Panther also handled kick-off duties in the game, with veteran Matt Stover handling short field goals and extra points.
Middlebury outgained Tufts 482-173 on the day as the Panthers ended their season with a 38-24 win over the Jumbos on Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium. Middlebury ends it season third in the NESCAC with a 5-3 mark, while the Jumbos fall to .500 at 4-4 on the year. The Panthers held a 24-6 advantage in first downs and a 37-23 lead in time of possession.
Middlebury's Andrew Kuchan booted a 33-yarder with 11 seconds left to give the Panthers their first lead of the game as they came away with the 31-28 victory at Hamilton. The win is the 13th straight over the Continentals, as the Panthers take a 21-8 lead in the 29th meeting of the "Rocking Chair Classic".
Middlebury fell to 3-3 on the season as the Panthers dropped a 34-31 game on the road at 6-0 Trinity. The game featured six lead changes, with Samuel Viering returning a kick 85 yards with 7:36 remaining to give the Bantams the victory. Middlebury safety Dan Haluska tied a school record with three interceptions in the game. The Panthers had five interceptions as a team, as they edged Trinity 450-442 in total yardage on the afternoon.
Middlebury picked up its 20th consecutive win over Bates by pulling away for a 38-14 victory over the Bobcats on Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium. The Panthers out-gained the Bobcats 456-221 on the afternoon, possessing the ball for over 19 of 30 second half minutes.
The Middlebury football team fell to 2-2 on the season as they lost a 50-45 shootout at Williams. The Ephs move to 3-1 on the season, as their 50 points were the most given up by the Panthers since a 55-28 loss to Wesleyan in the '98 season opener. Middlebury set school records for most first downs in a game (37), most yards passing in a game (462), while earning its second-highest offensive output with 594 yards of total offense. Sophomore quarterback Donald McKillop set new single-game school marks for most completions (47), most yards passing (462) and most yards of total offense (506).
Middlebury College football player Matt Rayner (Andover, Mass.) has been named the NESCAC Special Teams Player of the Week.. The rookie wide receiver scooped up a blocked punt and carried it 18 yards for the touchdown to give the Panthers a 14-7 lead over Amherst. The Panthers went on to win the game 31-14 to move to 2-1 on the season.
Middlebury held Amherst to just 22 yards rushing on the day as the Panthers moved to 2-1 with a 31-14 victory over the Jeff (2-1) on Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium. Amherst entered the game averaging 199 yards/contest on the ground, second in the league. Middlebury put the game away in the fourth quarter with a 9:18 scoring drive that gave them a 17-point lead. The Panthers have now beaten the Jeffs in each of their last three meetings.
Colby held off a late charge by Middlebury as the Mules picked up a 24-19 win over the Panthers at Alfond Stadium in Maine. The loss snaps a five-game winning streak for Middlebury that dates back to last season. The game was penalty-ridden as the teams combined for 21 penalties, costing them a combined 231 yards, with the Panther penalties coming at some costly spots in the game. Colby out-gained the Panthers 223-55 on the ground as the Panthers held a 343-92 advantage in the air.
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Middlebury College football player Donald McKillop (Poway, Calif.) has been named the NESCAC Offensive Player of the Week for the opening week of the season. The sophomore completed 27-of-31 passes (.871) for 344 yards, both career highs, in the Panthers' 42-28 win over Bowdoin on Saturday. The 2007 NESCAC Rookie of the Year also ran for 34 yards and tossed a 10-yard touchdown pass as he posted a 178.05 efficiency rating.
Middlebury trailed Bowdoin 19-7 in the second quarter, but outscored their opponents 35-9 from that point on to pick up a win in the highest scoring game ever played between the two schools, 42-28. The teams combined for almost 900 yards of total offense as the reigning NESCAC Champions from Middlebury were able to emerge with the win.
It won't be difficult to stay in touch with Middlebury football for the upcoming season. All eight games will be broadcast on ESPN 1490 WFAD, while all four home games will be covered by campus radio WRMC-91.1 FM.
In addition, you can watch all four Panther home games, as well as select road games live online. You can also follow LIVE STATS for all four home games.
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Former Middlebury College kicker Steve Hauschka '07 has signed an NFL contract with the Baltimore Ravens. After an impressive pre-season camp with the Minnesota Vikings, Hauschka was placed on waivers by the Vikings, with the team hoping to sign him to the practice squad. The Ravens stepped in and claimed the Middlebury grad off waivers, and are hoping for him to take on the team's kickoff duties to start the season.
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