Amherst 17 Hamilton 6

Hamilton mounted a fourth-quarter comeback, but couldn't getover the top as Amherst prevailed 17-6.

Amherst opened the game with a 14-play, 87-yard scoring drive capped by asix-yard pass from Rich Willard to Chris Miller. The rest of the half wasdominated by Amherst, as the Lord Jeffs outgained the Continentals 239 yards to59 yards. On all but one series of the first half, the Continentals were forcedto punt after four plays. But Amherst managed only three more points, a 19-yd.field goal by David Bobruff as time expired in the half.

The Hamilton offense came alive in the second half. Late in the third quarter,the Continentals had a six-yard touchdown pass called back because of a holdingpenalty. On the very next play Hamilton quarterback Dan DeBlois wasintercepted. But, on the Continentals next possesion, DeBlois scrambled in fromfour yards out to cut the deficit to 10-6 (the extra point was missed) with9:07 remaining in the game

Amherst answered with a 10-play, 64-yard scoring drive to go up17-6. Quaterback Rich Willard took in a quarterback sneak on third and one forthe touchdown. Hamilton drove to the Amherst 45 with several minutes left, butan interception ended any hopes for a comeback.

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