Football wins defensive battle against Wesleyan

In just the second night game in Ellis Oval’s existence, Tufts came out on top, 16–13, in a defensive battle with Wesleyan (1–1). The Jumbos’ victory in their 2018 home opener gives them a 2–0 record, as they join just three other NESCAC teams with an undefeated record. Tufts only put points on the board in a strong second quarter, but that […]

Football: Second-half comeback falls just short against Amherst

Only during Halloween weekend could the Jumbos’ hopes be bloodied, resurrected and laid back to rest in the span of three seconds. Visiting Amherst led by 11 points, 31–20, when Tufts scored a touchdown with just over a minute remaining. However, a failed two-point conversion meant Tufts needed a touchdown to win. First-year placekicker Matthew Alswanger kicked onsides […]

Tufts football dominates Bowdoin in Homecoming game

The Tufts football team (3–1) bulldozed the Bowdoin Polar Bears (0–4) in Saturday’s Homecoming game, winning by a score of 31–3. Under a clear October sky, the Jumbos’ offense began the game unsteadily. After winning the toss and electing to receive the opening kickoff, Tufts gained two first downs before junior quarterback Ryan McDonald suffered […]

Football: Jumbos seek to clip Cardinals’ wings

After securing a 35–28 overtime victory in the home opener against the Hamilton Continentals (0–1), the Tufts football team (1–0) travels to Middletown, Conn. to play the Wesleyan Cardinals (0–1). Last season, the Jumbos scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to secure a dramatic 17–14 comeback win against the Cardinals. This game, like last […]

Football eager to build on recent successes

After completing the school’s best season in nearly two decades, the Tufts football program faced an offseason of considerable change. To begin, the team underwent significant turnover with a large number of graduating players. Of the 19 seniors who graduated in May, 11 — including eight members of the offense — started in the season finale, a 48–35 shootout […]