Bowdoin at Hamilton- Oct. 12, 1996
October 16, 1996
Once again, Hamilton quarterback Dan DeBlois and running backs Scott Milleisen and Adam Hodges were the keys to the victory. DeBlois completed 30-47 passes for 244 yards and 2 touchdowns, Milleisen rushed for 154 yards on 21 carries and Hodges, ranked seventh in the country in pass receptions per game, caught nine passes for 74 yards and a touchdown. With his 30 completions, DeBlois set a Hamilton record for most completions in a career (423), eclipsing the old mark (404) held by Seamus Crotty (1982-85).
Hamilton opened the scoring on its first possession at 11:22 of the first as Andrew Scanzillo hit a 32-yard field goal. Bowdoin answered on the next series as Nat Wysor scampered in for a three-yard touchdown at 3:51 of the first as Bowdoin took its only lead of the game, 7-3. After a two-yard DeBlois pass to Chris Kelly and a missed extra point, Hamilton led 9-7 after the first quarter.
Hamilton went up 23-7 at halftime after a DeBlois 28-yard touchdown strike to Adam Hodges and one-yard TD rush Carl Knight.
The Continentals appeared in control until Pete Stahl blocked a Hamilton punt with 11:09 remaining in the third and Steve LaFond recovered tha ball at the Continental 10. Several plays later quarterback Hayes MacArthur connected with John Paquet for a three-yard touchdown toss. After the two-point conversion, the Polar Bears closed to within eight at 23-15.
Bowdoin got the ball back several times but could not capitalize on its chances. Finally, with 1:29 left, Hamilton defensive end Mark Burlingame tackled MacArthur in the end zone for a safety which delivered the final 25-15 margin.