AMHERST, Mass. -- After losing for the first time since 2013 last week, the Amherst College football team was ready Saturday and earned a 41-0 victory over Colby College in NESCAC play.
While the Mules rushed for 25 yards, the total is the best any team has managed against Amherst this season. The Purple & White were allowing 0.7 rushing yards per game in the first three contests.
Amherst went ahead 14-0 in the first quarter, but Colby's defense did have two defensive gems. The Mules stopped the Purple & White on a 4th-and-1 at Colby's 21-yard line with the game still scoreless. Colby also recovered a fumble at the 50-yard line later in the quarter.
Colby's defense only allowed two field goals in the second quarter. Amherst had the ball inside the Mule 1-yard line, but Colby stopped a run on third down to force the first field goal by John Rak. The Mules forced Amherst to settle for a 19-yard field goal with just seven seconds to halftime.
Don Vivian had a game-high 10 tackles for the Mules. Justin Lamere had seven stops, while Jack Colleran (pictured) and Ian Dickey both made six tackles.