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Cards Outgain Amherst as Jesse Warren '15 & Jay Fabien '15 Excel but Football Drops 1st Game of Year, 33-30 in OT

In a battle of conference unbeatens, visiting Amherst College got four field goals and three extra points from senior kicker Phillip Nwosu, accounting for 15 of Amherst 33 points in a 33-30 overtime victory at Little Three rival Wesleyan University Sat., Oct. 18. Nwosu hit his final three-pointer of the day from 35 yards out for the deciding points in overtime as Wesleyan was stopped on a 4th-and-1 run at the Amherst 3-yard line during its overtime possession. Amherst and Trinity remain the undefeated teams in the NESCAC at 5-0 and meet Sat., Nov. 1 in Hartford, Conn. Before that, Amherst hosts Tufts (3-2) Sat., Oct. 25 while Wesleyan (4-1) hosts Bowdoin (2-3) and Trinity hosts Middlebury next Saturday. Nwosu blasted a 41-yard field goal with :23 left to send the game into overtime as Amherst played catchup most of the afternoon. Wesleyan took a 7-0 lead at 7:25 of the first quarter and trailed by a point briefly in the third period until sophomore Nick Kelly capped a quick six-play, 39-yard drive at 11:03 of the fourth quarter, spotting the Lord Jeffs their largest lead at 27-23. That came after a junior Jimmy Fairfield-Sonn interception. The lead lasted 7:10 as Wesleyan regained the advantage, 30-27, on a 68-yard catch and run by Jay Fabien '15 (#80, right-side photo) off a well-thrown pass by Jesse Warren '15 (#2, left-side photo) up the left sideline.

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