Middlebury struggled at Trinity on Saturday afternoon, falling 48-0 to the Bantams (6-1) on a cold, rainy and windy Jessee/Miller Field. The Panthers (4-3) return to action next Saturday at Hamilton.
Trinity got on the board at the 5:20 mark of the first quarter when Seamus Lambert found Jonathan Girard for a 17-yard touchdown. After a three-and-out by the Panthers, the Bantams marched 61 yards, ending with a 41-yard strike from Lambert to Koby Schofer for a 14-0 lead at the 2:02 mark of the first quarter.
Trinity continued to suppress the Middlebury offense while adding to its lead, taking a 27-0 advantage into the locker room.
The Bantams added a third-quarter touchdown and two more in the fourth, coming away with the 48-0 win.
Trinity held a 516-73 advantage in total yards, gaining 337 yards on the ground. Max Chipouras finished with 153 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries, while Spencer Lockwood gained 119 yards on 20 attempts with two touchdowns. Lambert finished 9-11 for 179 yards with four touchdown passes. Girard and Schofer each had two touchdown receptions.
Middlebury punter Maxwell Rye had another big game, averaging 41 yards/punt with a long of 71 on the afternoon. He now leads the league with a 39.7 yard average. Jonathan Hobart made a dozen tackles, while Pete Huggins earned 11 stops for the Panther defense.