The football team expected a tough game from the Trinity Bantams last weekend, but ended up on the wrong side of a blowout and lost 31-0.

Offensively, Bowdoin couldn't get anything as quarterback Mac Caputi '15, in his first start, only completed nine of 30 passes for a mere 68 yards. Fifty of those yards were to wide receiver Nick Goldin '13, as captain Pat Noone '12 was held under 50 yards for the fourth straight game.

Bowdoin's ground attack was also ineffective, totaling 27 yards. Defensive back Beau Breton '13 led the way with 24 yards on a single carry.

While it was unsurprising that the Polar Bears struggled for points against Trinity's top-ranked defense, the Bowdoin defense couldn't contain Trinity's rushing offense and allowed three rushing touchdowns.

Linebackers Joey Cleary '14 (seven tackles) and captain Ian Vieira '12 (three tackles, two sacks) led the defense. After two dominant defensive performances in a row, the Polar Bears (2-3) were again unable to defeat a top-tier NESCAC team. Trinity (5-0) extended its record streak at home to 42 consecutive wins.

Though their two-game win streak was snapped and their record is now back under .500, the Polar Bears' upcoming schedule is far less daunting. Having already faced Williams, Trinity and Amherst—collectively considered the top NESCAC teams—their only remaining game against a winning team is tomorrow against Wesleyan (3-2).

If Bowdoin wins its three remaining games to finish with a winning record, it will be just the second of Head Coach Dave Caputi's 12-year tenure. Wins against Bates and Colby in its final two games, however, would give the team its fifth Colby-Bates-Bowdoin Championship in six years.

After stellar performances against Tufts three weeks ago, Griffin Cardew '14 and Cleary were featured in Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd" this week for their record-breaking interception returns of 99 and 100 yards.

-Compiled by Andrew Park.