The football team's chances at winning a Colby-Bates-Bowdoin (CBB) title disappeared last Saturday with a 24-2 loss to Bates.

After averaging nearly 18 points per game in the first half of the season, the Polar Bears' offense has scored only 14 total points in the three games since then.

With quarterback Mac Caputi '15 still struggling with his accuracy—he had four interceptions against Bates—opposing teams have been able to focus their defensive efforts on star halfback Zach Donnarumma '14.

Donnarumma is among the league leaders in many offensive categories, including yards per game and all-purpose yards, but only has three rushing touchdowns.

Yet despite 21 carries last week, he managed only 45 yards, a mere 2.1 yards per carry.

While Bowdoin has dominated the CBB championship in recent years, defending its title this year has proven to be much more difficult.

With first- and second-string sophomore quarterbacks Grant White and Tommy Romero injured, the offense has lacked any sort of punch.

And though the defense has been stellar this year, it cannot carry the team on its own.

The Polar Bears will play their final game of the season tomorrow against Colby; both teams enter with identical 3-4 records.

Riding a three-game winning streak, Colby has come on strong in the final weeks of the season, and a 37-13 win against Bates shows that the Mules won't go down without a fight.

Colby is the only team that can win the CBB championship outright—otherwise the competition will end in a tie—so the Polar Bears will have to pull in one last win to keep the trophy at home.

-Compiled by Andrew Park.